I'm currently doing research in the area of Information Visualization supervised by Dr. Tamara Munzner. My research involves using the properties of Accordion Drawing (AD) and Guaranteed Visibility (GV) with a semantic zooming framework to visualize large systems datasets. I am using the Java based PRISAD framework for my research. For a course project in Information Visualization, I developed an application for visualizing network sniffer data called Network Analysis Visualization. I am also interested in multi-modal/physical interfaces, and the exploration of haptics as an additional information channel.
Peter McLachlan, Tamara Munzner, Eleftherios Koutsofios, Stephen North. LiveRAC - Interactive Visual Exploration of System Management Time-Series Data. To appear In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Florence, Italy, April 5 - 10, 2008). CHI '08.*
* Best of CHI
LiveRAC - Live Reorderable Accordion Drawing. Master's Thesis. September, 2006.
Perceiving ordinal data haptically under workload. In Proceedings of the 7th international Conference on Multimodal interfaces (Trento, Italy, October 04 - 06, 2005). ICMI '05. ACM Press, New York, NY, 317-324.*
* Winner of Outstanding Paper Award
LiveRAC demo. September, 2007. ~32MB Quicktime 6 or better required.
LiveRAC, Live Reorderable Accordion Drawing, CHI paper.. April, 2008. PDF. (~ 12MB)
2007 AT&T University Collaboration Symposium. August, 2007. Microsoft PowerPoint format.
MSc Thesis Presentation. September, 2006. Microsoft PowerPoint format.