Prof Jonathan C. Roberts

Professor in Visualisation

Contact info

BSc, PhD, PGCHE, MIEEE, MACM, M-EG, SFHEA

School of Computer Science,

Bangor University
Dean Street, Bangor 
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT
 
Lead Visualization, Modelling and 
Graphics (VMG)  research group

Contact:

  • tel: +44 (0) 1248 382725
  • email: j.c.roberts@bangor.ac.uk
  • url: jcroberts
  • twitter: @jcrbrts

Overview

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.

Research

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.

Contact Info

BSc, PhD, PGCHE, MIEEE, MACM, M-EG, SFHEA

School of Computer Science,

Bangor University
Dean Street, Bangor 
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT
 
Lead Visualization, Modelling and 
Graphics (VMG)  research group

Contact:

  • tel: +44 (0) 1248 382725
  • email: j.c.roberts@bangor.ac.uk
  • url: jcroberts
  • twitter: @jcrbrts

Teaching and Supervision

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.

 

Since 2007:

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)

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science - Human Computer Interaction, Data Visualization, Design Sketching, Information Visualization, Scientific Visualization

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2003 - Other , Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (1999 - 2003)
  • 1996 - PhD , "Aspects of Abstraction in Scientific Visualization" (Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science) (1992 - 1996)
  • 1992 - BSc , Computer Science (1989 - 1992)
View graph of relations