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:

  1. Empirically measuring soft knowledge in visualization. N. Kijmongkolchai, A. Abdul-Rahman, and M. Chen. To appear in Computer Graphics Forum, 36(3), 2017. (To be presented in EuroVis 2017.)
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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).
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. 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]
  12. Cascaded Dynamic Templates for Active Documents. J. Lumley and A. Abdul-Rahman. In Tech. Report HPL-2009-143, 2009. [PDF]
  13. 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]
  14. Automated Repurposing of Implicitly Structured Documents. H. Balinsky, A. Wiley, M. Rhodes, and A. Abdul-Rahman. In ACM DocEng 08, 2008. [DOI]
  15. Physically-based Rendering and Algebraic Manipulation of Volume Models. A. Abdul-Rahman. PhD thesis, University of Wales Swansea, 2006.
  16. 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]

Abstracts

  1. Quill: Reconstructing the Secretary's Desk for the Records of the 1787 Convention. N. Cole, A. Abdul-Rahman, G. Mallon, and K. Howarth. To appear in Digital Humanities 2017Montreal, Canada, 2017.
  2. All the Things You Are: Accessing An Enriched Musicological Prosopography Through JazzCats. T. Nurmikko-Fuller, D. Bangert, and A. Abdul-Rahman. To appear in Digital Humanities 2017Montreal, Canada, 2017.
  3. 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]
  4. 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]

Presentations and Workshops

  1. An Introduction to Visualization in Digital Scholarship, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Feb 2017.
  2. Representing and Exploring Negotiated Texts: Quill Platform Workshop, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jan 2017.
  3. ViTA: Visualization for Text Alignment, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2016.
  4. Introduction to Visualization for Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2016.
  5. Quill Project: Constitutions and other Negotiated Texts, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Mar 2016.
  6. Introduction to Visualization in Digital Scholarship, Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Oct 2015.
  7. 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.
  8. Data Visualization as the Key to Big Data Analytics, The Data Matters Series, Talent Division, MDeC, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, Sept 2015.
  9. Introduction to Visualization for Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2015.
  10. Poetry Visualization on the Web, IT Services, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, May 2015.
  11. Introduction to Visualization for Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Jul 2014.
  12. 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.
  13. Poetry Visualisation on the Web, Workshop on Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Feb 2014.
  14. Spatial Data in Text and Document Visualization, Workshop on Challenges in Geo-spatial Visualization, Pembroke College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Aug 2012.
  15. 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.

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