Visual analytics projects
Current grants and contracts
Boeing Support for Visual Analytics in Canada. My work on this large project focuses on analysis of aircraft safety, reliability and maintainability and on understanding analytics as cognitive activity and as a function of the organization.
Information systems for skilled cognition & communication NSERC Discovery Research Grant. Examination of perceptual and enactive cognition that will inform the design of highly interactive computer software to support human communication, understanding and decision making.
Visual Analytics for Safety & Security NSERC Strategic. Project to advance the underlying cognitive science of visual analytics to build user models and design and testing methods that address individual and collaborative perception, cognition, and action in ways that are precise, diagnostic, user-centred and geared towards expert users. Applications focus on safety and security.
US Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence in Command, Control, and Interoperability program. I am a funded PI and member of the Leadership Board. My group focuses on cognitive and social science-based approaches to development and evaluation of analytics systems and processes.
Deriving and Applying Cognitive Principles for Human/Computer Approaches to Complex Analytical Problems DHS International Program to UNCC/SFU. Extending our human cognitive model to make it predictive and practical. Develop and implement evaluation strategies and, as a result, come up with a set of design principles for visual analytic methods. The model and design principles will be applied to issues arising in applications in financial analytics using data from the Bank of America, coastal natural hazards and disasters analysis, and violence and terrorism analysis with the DHS.
Multiple projects Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems Networks of Centres of Excellence. MITACS internship grants fund students for work with industry on areas related to lab research.