Jonathan C. Roberts is a professor in the School of Computer Science, Bangor University, UK., He was a lecturer (Kent 1999), Senior Lecturer (Kent 2004, Bangor 2007) and became a professor in 2015. His research is focused on data visualization, visual analytics, human computer interaction and computing pedagogy. He is interested in how to analyse, visualise and interact with data, and how to sketch designs and make appropriate designs. He is the creator of the Five Design-Sheet methodology, and author of the book Five Design-Sheets: Creative Design and Sketching for Computing and Visualisation, Springer Nature, June 2017. He focuses on heritage and archaeology, oceanography, pedagogy, and social networking domains, Prof Roberts’ hypothesis is that by displaying the data in several different ways, and allowing the user to highly interact with it, then the user gains a better understanding of their data.
Jonathan Roberts' research interests cover the areas of interactive data visualization and visual analytics. He is interested in investigating how humans interact with visual depictions, explore different scenarios, and present their results. This includes from making designs and sketching ideas, developing HCI applications, developing multi-sensory interfaces, to evaluating these interfaces.
Areas: Visual Analytics, data Visualization, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Creative Computing, Sketching designs, Computing Teaching (esp. visualization and creativity); Multi-sensory perception.
Basic research: Interaction techniques; sketching; multiple-view techniques; coordination; alternative representations; multi-sensory visualization; visualization theory; learning analytics; novel technologies; sensemaking; usability; education and learning strategies; history trails; uncertainty; parallel coordinate plots.
Applied domains: Heritage; Oceanography; Social Media data; Visualization theory; Learning and Education.
Experienced teacher, and experienced in leading others in their teaching. Demonstrated by
- Award of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015).
- Director of Teaching & Learning (2007-2016)
- Deputy head of School (2014-current)
I have supervised to completion (advised) 6 PhD students through their PhD and 4 MSc-R. Am currently supervising a further 5 PhD students. External examiner for 11 PhD students and 4 MPhil/MScR (research masters). I have been internal examination for a further 6 PhD students. And have chaired many PhD student examinations at Bangor University.
2015- Current ICP3036 Computer Graphics Rendering (20 credits)
2007- Current ICP2036 Computer Graphics 2 – Algorithms (10 credits)
2007- Current ICP4142 Information Visualization (15 credits)
2007- 2015, ICP4123 Technologies for Internet Systems (15 credits)
2007- 2015, ICP3123 Web technologies (10 credits)
2007- 2011, ICP3099, IED3098, IED3099 Convenor of all 3rd year project modules: (30 credits)
2007- 2011, ICP4145 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics (15 credits)