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I did my graduate studies at Computer Science Department of Virginia Tech. I had a lot of options and possibilities in Computer Science but I chose to focus on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). It the most attractive to me and it coexisted the best with my philosophical goal to make computers easier to use. In this section of my portfolio you'll find information on the research groups I worked with and links to my academic publications.

Research Groups

InfoVis Lab - I was in the InfoVis group pretty much from the start until the end of my graduate studies, If I was to be found at the department it was usually around the InfoVis space. The group focused on several areas of research when I was there, Information Visualisation, Large High Resolution Displays and also analytics and sense making. Our Projects and studies usually involved both software and hardware, it let us be creative in our solutions.

Discovery Analytics Center - I joined the DAC group about half way through my studies when I started working on my thesis. The group included people from different background, a few from the InfoVis group (myself included) but also students studying data mining. On most project we developed applied solutions by combining our efforts and taking advantage of our different research focuses.


Bixplorer: Visual Analytics with Biclusters Fiaux, P. and Maoyuan Sun and Bradel, L. and North, C. and Ramakrishnan, N. and Endert, A. Computer, vol.46, no.8, pp.90-94 Download pdf | View on IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Semantic Interaction for Visual Text Analytics Alex Endert, Patrick Fiaux, and Chris North. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Download pdf | Video | View on ACM Digital Library

Solving Intelligence Analysis Problems using Biclusters Patrick Fiaux Master's Thesis, Computer Science and Applications at Virginia Tech. 2012. Download pdf | View on Virginia Tech ETDs

ChairMouse: Leveraging Natural Chair Rotation for Cursor Movement on Large, High-Resolution Displays Alex Endert, Patrick Fiaux, Haeyong Chung, Michael Stewart, Christopher Andrews, and Chris North. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11). Download pdf | Video | View on ACM Digital Library

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