14:15 - 15:15
Visual Computing Forum
Alexandra Diehl is a postdoctoral researcher in the Multimedia and Visualization group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. She received her Dip. Eng. in Computer Engineering (2005) and her Ph.D. (2016) in Computer Science at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before her current position, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Data Visualization and Analysis Group (DBVIS) at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Her research interests include geospatial visual analytics, visual design, foundations of visualization, citizen science, and environmental sciences. During her Ph.D., she focused on the visual analysis of weather forecasting and predictive analytics methods. In her previous position as a postdoc in Konstanz, she faced topics related to social media analytics, Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI), and human geography. In particular, she studied the use of visual analytics to analyze bias and uncertainty inherent to VGI. Alexandra is also a lecturer, with experience teaching information visualization, visual analytics, and geographic information systems.
During my talk, I will introduce the research work I have done in the area of geospatial visual analytics. I will present the outcome of a long-term collaboration with meteorologists in the development of geo-visual analytics methods for weather forecasting, including short-term weather forecasting, probabilist forecasting, and currently visual storm-tracking and analysis. I will also present my recent efforts on the area of Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI), and discuss the challenges and opportunities of using this kind of information to enhance current scientific models coming from hard sciences.