Dr Alfie Abdul-Rahman
BSc (Hons), PhD

Research Associate

ORCID 0000-0002-6257-876X 

 

alfie.abdulrahman@oerc.ox.ac.uk
01865 610786

Research Interests:

  • Information Visualization;
  • Human-Computer Interaction;
  • User-centered Design of Visualization Applications;
  • Visualization in Digital Humanities;
  • User Studies and Evaluation.

Publications

Accepted (Publication dates are unknown though some preprints are available)

    • Constructive Visual Analytics for Text Similarity Detection. A. Abdul-Rahman, G. Roe, M. Olsen, C. Gladstone, R. Whaling, N. Cronk, R. Morrissey, and M. Chen. In Computer Graphics Forum, 36(1):237-248, 2017. (Presented in EuroVis 2016 .) [DOI]
    • Re-spatialization of time series plots. A. Abdul-Rahman, S. Walton, K. Bemis, J. Lein, K. Coles, D. Silver, and M. Chen. Accepted by Information Visualization, Sage Journal, 2016. [DOI]

    2017

      • Empirically measuring soft knowledge in visualization. N. Kijmongkolchai, A. Abdul-Rahman, and M. Chen. To appear in Computer Graphics Forum, 36(3), 2017. (Presented in EuroVis 2017.)
      • Quill: A Framework for Constructing Negotiated Texts – with a Case Study on the US Constitutional Convention of 1787. Nicholas Cole, Alfie Abdul-Rahman, and Grace Mallon. In ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2017. [Vannevar Bush Best Paper Award]
      • JazzCats – A Collection of Aggregated RDF Triples Tracing Performance History Through Musicological Data. D. Bangert, A. Abdul-Rahman, and T. Nurmikko-Fuller. In Rich Semantics and Direct Representation (RICH) Workshop co-located with ACM Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2017.
      • Quill: Reconstructing the Secretary's Desk for the Records of the 1787 Convention. N. Cole, A. Abdul-Rahman, G. Mallon, and K. Howarth. In Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, Canada, 2017. [Abstract]
      • All the Things You Are: Accessing An Enriched Musicological Prosopography Through JazzCats. T. Nurmikko-Fuller, D. Bangert, and A. Abdul-Rahman. In Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, Canada, 2017. [Abstract]

      2016

        • On the Description of Process in Digital Scholarship. D. De Roure, P. Willcox, and A. Abdul-Rahman. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web (WHiSE) co-located with 13th ESWC Conference 2016 (ESWC 2016). [PDF]
        • I Know Where You Live: Inferring Details of People's Lives by Visualizing Publicly Shared Location Data. I. Liccardi, A. Abdul-Rahman, and M. Chen. In Proceedings ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016 (CHI), 2016. [Best of CHI Honorable Mention] [DOI]

        2015

          • A Multi-task Comparative Study on Scatter Plots and Parallel Coordinates Plots. R. Kanjanabose, A. Abdul-Rahman, and M. Chen. In Computer Graphics Forum, 34(3):261-270, 2015. (Presented in EuroVis 2015.) [DOI]
          • Visualizing Text Alignments: Image Processing Techniques for Locating 18th-Century Commonplaces. G. Roe, A. Abdul-Rahman, M. Chen, C. Gladstone, R. Morrissey and M. Olsen. In Digital Humanities 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2015. [Abstract]

          2014

            • Repeated Measures Design in Crowdsourcing-based Experiments for Visualization. A. Abdul-Rahman, K. J. Proctor, B. Duffy, and M. Chen. In Proceedings BELIV 2014. [DOI]
            • Opportunities and Challenges for Privacy-Preserving Visualization of Electronic Health Record Data. A. Dasgupta, E. Maguire, A. Abdul-Rahman, and M. Chen. In Proceedings EHRVis 2014 (Visualizing Electronic Health Record Data).
            • Comparing Three Designs of Macro-Glyphs for Poetry Visualization. A. Abdul-Rahman, E. Maguire, and M. Chen. In Proceedings of EuroVis 2014, Short Paper, 2014. [DOI] [PDF]

            2013

              • Rule-based Visual Mappings - with a Case Study on Poetry Visualization. A. Abdul-Rahman, J. Lein, K. Coles, E. Maguire, M. Meyer, M. Wynne, C. R. Johnson, A. Trefethen, and M. Chen. In Computer Graphics Forum, 32(3):381-390, 2013. (Presented in EuroVis 2013.) [DOI] [PDF] [BibTex]
              • Freedom and Flow: A New Approach to Visualizing Poetry. A. Abdul-Rahman, K. Coles, J. Lein and M. Wynne. In Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2013. [Abstract]

              2012

                • An Empirical Study on Using Visual Embellishments in Visualization . R. Borgo, A. Abdul-Rahman, F. Mohamed, P. W. Grant, I. Reppa, L. Floridi, and M. Chen. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12): 2759 - 2768, 2012. (Presented in IEEE VisWeek 2012.) [DOI]

                2009

                  • Cascaded Dynamic Templates for Active Documents. J. Lumley and A. Abdul-Rahman. In Tech. Report HPL-2009-143, 2009. [PDF]
                  • Automatic Pagination of HTML Documents in a Web Browser. A. Abdul-Rahman, R. Gimson and J. Lumley. In Tech. Report HPL-2009-123, 2009. [PDF]

                  2008

                    • Automated Repurposing of Implicitly Structured Documents. H. Balinsky, A. Wiley, M. Rhodes, and A. Abdul-Rahman. In ACM DocEng 08, 2008. [DOI]

                    2006

                      • Physically-based Rendering and Algebraic Manipulation of Volume Models. A. Abdul-Rahman. PhD thesis, University of Wales Swansea, 2006.

                      2005

                      • Spectral Volume Rendering based on the Kubelka-Munk Theory. A. Abdul-Rahman and M. Chen. In Computer Graphics Forum, 24(3):413-422, 2005. (Presented in EG 2005.) [DOI]

                      Presentations and Workshops

                      • Workshop: Visualize Your Data for the Web using D3.js, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2017.
                      • Modelling Complex Negotiations: Recreating the Process which wrote the United States Constitution, Critical Visualization Symposium, St Luke’s Chapel, University of Oxford, May 2017
                      • The Quill Project: A Framework for Constructing Negotiated Texts, Research Software Developers Network, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Apr 2017.
                      • An Introduction to Visualization in Digital Scholarship, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Feb 2017.
                      • Representing and Exploring Negotiated Texts: Quill Platform WorkshopCentre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jan 2017.
                      • ViTA: Visualization for Text AlignmentDigital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2016.
                      • Introduction to Visualization for Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2016.
                      • Quill Project: Constitutions and other Negotiated Texts, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Mar 2016.
                      • Introduction to Visualization in Digital Scholarship, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Oct 2015.
                      • Data Visualization as the Web using IBM Many Eyes and D3.js, Data Visualization Workshop Series, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, Sept 2015.
                      • Data Visualization as the Key to Big Data Analytics, The Data Matters Series,  Talent Division, MDeC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, Sept 2015.
                      • Introduction to Visualization for Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2015.
                      • Poetry Visualization on the Web, IT Services, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2015.
                      • Introduction to Visualization for Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2014.
                      • What is currently being done in the academy? Making Research Useful via Visualisation: The case for better visualization and challenges producing it, Nesta, London, United Kingdom, Jun 2014.
                      • Poetry Visualisation on the Web, Workshop on Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Feb 2014.
                      • Spatial Data in Text and Document Visualization, Workshop on Challenges in Geo-spatial Visualization, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Aug 2012.
                      • Movements of Islamic Manuscripts, Workshop on Visualizing Texts, Documents, Corpora, and Book History, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jun 2012.

                      Published Images

                      • Front cover: Ice Streaming as a Result of Coupling between Ice and Subglacial Hydrology, A. Abdul-Rahman, T. M. Kyrke-Smith, R. F. Katz and A. C. Fowler. In  Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 470 (2162), Feb 2014.

                      Links

                       

                      Read a Q&A with Dr Abdul-Rahman .