Tamara Munzner

InfoVis Group
Designing for People

Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia
Imager Graphics, Visualization and HCI Lab

Email: tmm (at) cs.ubc.ca, Phone: 604-827-5200, Fax: 604-822-5485, Twitter: @tamaramunzner
Snailmail: 201-2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Office: X661, in X-Wing extension behind ICICS/CS building
Office Hours: on sabbatical Jul 1 2018 - Jun 30 2019, by appointment (email me)
Calendar: My potential availability (aka maybe/no or free/busy) calendar

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My research interests include the development, evaluation, and characterization of visualization systems and techniques from both user-driven and technique-driven perspectives. See the Publications page for papers about recent projects.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

If you are interested in becoming a graduate student at UBC, please see our prospective graduate students page. Applications should go to the CS department, not to me directly.

I have written down some policies of how I run my group.

Jim Whitehead has some excellent advice for contacting faculty. Although some of his points are specific to UCSC (the differential cost of foreign and native students, the exact details of how to apply), most of the rest is very valid.


I read way too much, mostly science fiction and fantasy novels. I'll admit to reading a lot of utter trash, but I only recommend the good ones. I add books to the recommended list chronologically. I also have a perl script that collates a list by author, which includes short blurbs about some of the authors. My GoodReads profile is partial - new stuff read since around 2010, but missing most of the earlier stuff. I started a rampage a few years ago for my library, I made it through all the As but only halfway through the Bs before I lost steam...


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CC BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons) License unless otherwise stated. Note that for most papers, copyright is held by the publisher. Note that for student projects, copyright is held by the creator.
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