Dr Liz Stuart
Profiles

Dr Liz Stuart

Associate Professor in Computing

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Research team leader in the Visualization Lab.

PhD Research Supervisor (first and second).

Module lecturer for Masters course in "Interactive Intelligent Systems".

Supervision of final stage projects/dissertations for undergraduate degrees.

Supervision of students during Industrial Training/Placement.

Module Leader for Undergraduate "Software Engineering" course.

Member of the Software Engineering (SOFT) subject teaching group.

Qualifications

Academic/Professional Qualifications

1991: BSc (Hons) Computer Science (First Class), University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
1996: DPhil Information and Systems Engineering, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.
1998: UK Accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education (SEDA Certificate).

Appointments

1999-current: Senior Lecturer, SoCCE, University of Plymouth.

1997-1999: Lecturer, School of Computing, University of Plymouth.

1996-1997: Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Exeter.

1991-1996: Part time lecturer/Demonstrator/DPhil student, University of Ulster.

Professional membership

Professional Membership
2005-2007: Re-elected committee member of the International Visualization Society
2003-2005: Elected general committee member of the International Visualization Society
Since 2002: Member of the International Visualization Society

Roles on external bodies

Ongoing member of the program committee for the IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization.
Referee for the International journal Information Visualization.
Referee for the International Journal of Neuroscience methods.
Referee for the International journal BioSystems.
Referee for the IEEE International Information Visualization conference.

Teaching interests

Information Visualization, Software Engineering.

Staff serving as external examiners

2006: PhD External Examination, Norizza Hussin, University of Nottingham.

Research interests

Information Visualization, Visual Data Analysis, Animation, Glyph technology, Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization, Data Mining, Software Engineering.

Other research

Due to the transdisciplinary nature of Information Visualization, my research overlaps with other disciplines including Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Medical Research, Artificial Life and Civil Engineering.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

2005: Martin Walter, "Visualization techniques for the analysis of Neurophysiological data."

Grants & contracts

2000-2003 Principal Investigator, UK EPSRC Research Grant, £53,260, “A new approach for analysis of neurophysiological experimental data using visualization and virtual reality”.

1997-2000 Nuffield Foundation, Award for Newly Appointed Lecturers, £4,000.

Research groups

  • Computer Science and Informatics

Publications

  • L.S. Smith, J. Austin, S. Baker, R. Borisyuk, S. Eglen, J. Feng, K. Gurney, T. Jackson, M. Kaiser, P. Overton, S. Panzeri, R. Quian Quiroga, S.R. Schultz, E. Sernagor, V.A. Smith, T.V. Smulders, L. Stuart, M. Whittington, C. Ingram. The CARMEN e-Science pilot project: Neuroinformatics work packages, Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2007, Nottingham, UK, 10th-13th September 2007.
  • Somerville, J., Barlow, N., Stuart, L.J. Easy Grocery: 3D Visualization in Online Shopping, IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, IV06, 539-544, 2006.
  • Stuart, L., Walter, M. and R. Borisyuk. The correlation grid: analysis of synchronous spiking in multi-dimensional spike train data and identification of feasible connection architectures, BioSystems, 79, 223-233, 2005.
  • Stuart L., Marocco D., Cangelosi A. Information Visualization for Knowledge Extraction in Neural Networks, In W. Duch, J. Kacprzyk, E. Oja & S. Zadrozny (Eds.) Artificial Neural Networks: Formal Models and Their Applications - ICANN 2005. 15th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (Part II) (LNCS 3697).Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 515-520, 2005.
  • Barlow, N., Stuart, L.J. Animator: A Tool for the Animation of Parallel Coordinates, In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, IV04, 725-730, 2004.
  • Walter, M., Stuart, L., Borisyuk, R. The representation of neural data using visualization, Journal of Information Visualization, 3, 245-256, 2004.
  • Marocco D., Stuart E.J., Cangelosi A., Visualisation techniques in artificial life: The method of parallel coordinates. 1st Italian Workshop on Artificial Life, Universita’ della Calabria. (in Italian), September 2003.
  • Stuart, L., Walter, M., Borisyuk, R., Analysis of Visualization of multi-dimensional Spike Trains using Visualization, Proceedings of 5th International workshop Neural Coding'2003, 99-102, 2003.
  • Walter, M., Stuart, L., Borisyuk, R. The Representation of Neural Data using Visualization, 9th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, InfoVis2003 (interactive conference poster), Seattle, 2003.
  • Walter, M., Stuart, L., Borisyuk, R. Spike Train Correlation Visualization, 7th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, IV03, 555-560, 2003.
  • Stuart, L., Walter, M., Borisyuk, R. Visualization of Neurophsyiological Data, Presented at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, InfoVis2002 (interactive conference poster), Boston, 2002.
  • Stuart, L., Walter, M., Borisyuk, R. Visualization of Synchronous Firing in Multi-dimensional Spike Trains, BioSystems, 67, 265-279, 2002.
  • Stuart, L., Walter, M., Borisyuk, R. Visualization of multi-dimensional Spike Trains, 4th International workshop Neural Coding'2001, 47-48, 2001.
  • Stuart, E.J., Bustard, D.W., Weston, J.S. Information Visualization in Numerical Analysis, In Proceedings of the IEEE Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing, 250-257, 2001.
  • Singh, S., Stuart, E. A Pattern Matching Tool for Time-Series Forecasting, 14th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR98), 103-105, 1998.
  • Stuart, E.J. The Visualisation of Parallel Computations, DPhil Thesis, The University of Ulster at Coleraine, 1996.
  • Stuart, E.J., Weston, J.S. PAVE: Parallel Algorithms Visually Explored, A Prototype Tool for the Investigation of Data Structures in Parallel Numerical Iterative Algorithms, IEEE Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing, 522-529, 1995.
  • Stuart, E. J., Weston, J.S. The Enhancement of Parallel Numerical Linear Algorithms using a Visualisation Approach, IEEE Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing, 274-281, 1993; also In University of Ulster Informatics Research Reports, 9, 33-38, 1994.
  • Stuart, E. J., Weston, J.S. An Algorithm for the Parallel Computation of Subsets of Eigenvalues and Associated Eigenvectors of Large Symmetric Matrices using an Array Processor, IEEE Euromicro Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Processing, 211-217, 1992.

Edited Books

  • Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV’07), Banissi, E., Stuart, L., Jern, M., Andrienko, G., Marchese, F.T., Memon, N., Alhajj, R., Wyeld, T.G., Burkhard, R.A., Grinstein, G., Groth, D., Ursyn, A., Maple, C., Faiola A. and Craft, B., (Editors), IEEE Computer Society Press, July 2008.
  • Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualization (IV’07), Banissi, E., Burkhard, R.A., Grinstein, G., Cvek, U., Trutschl, M., Stuart, L., Wyeld, T.G., Andrienko, G., Dykes, J., Jern, M., Groth, D. and Ursyn, A. (Editors), IEEE Computer Society Press, July 2007.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Alhammad S, Atkinson S & Stuart LJ 2018 'Overview of using visualisation in programming learning' International Journal of Advances in Electronics and Computer Science 5, (7) 20-24 Publisher Site PEARL
Masud MS, Borisyuk R & Stuart L 2017 'Advanced Correlation Grid: Analysis and Visualisation of Functional Connectivity among Multiple Spike Trains' Journal of Neuroscience Methods , DOI PEARL
Stuart LJ, Tucker R, Barlow N & Gunaratne S 2014 'International Journal of Computer Application' International Journal of Computer Application PEARL
Somerville J, Stuart L, Sernagor E & Borisyuk R 2010 'iRaster: a novel information visualization tool to explore spatiotemporal patterns in multiple spike trains' J Neurosci Methods 194, (1) 158-171 Author Site , DOI
Stuart L, Walter M & Borisyuk R 2005 'The correlation grid: analysis of synchronous spiking in multi-dimensional spike train data and identification of feasible connection architectures' Biosystems 79, (1-3) 223-233 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Stuart EJ 2004 'The Representation of Neural Data using Visualization' Information Visualization 3 (4), 245-256 , DOI PEARL
Walter MA, Stuart L & Borisyuk R 2004 'The correlation grid: analysis of synchronous spiking in multi-dimensional spike train data and identification of feasible connection architectures' Biosystems 79, (1-3) 223-233 , DOI
Stuart L, Walter M & Borisyuk R 2002 'Visualisation of synchronous firing in multi-dimensional spike trains' Biosystems 67, (1-3) 265-279 Author Site PEARL
Conference Papers
Stuart LJ 2016 'Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG)' PPIG Cambridge 07/09/2016 10/09/2016 PEARL
Almansour F & Stuart L 2016 'Developing Innovative Tool to Enhance the Effectiveness of Decision Support System' Springer International Publishing 185-201 , DOI PEARL
Almansour F & Stuart L 2014 'Promoting the use of design evaluation techniques within software development' 378-379
Somerville J, Stuart LJ & Barlow N 2006 'Easy Grocery: 3D visualization in e-grocery' 539-+ PEARL
Stuart L, Marocco D & Cangelosi A 2005 'Information visualization for knowledge extraction in neural networks' 515-520
Barlow N & Stuart LJ 2004 'Animator: A tool for the animation of parallel coordinates' Eighth International Conference on Information Visualisation, Proceedings 725-730
Walter MA, Stuart LJ & Borisyuk R 2003 'Spike train correlation visualization' Seventh International Conference on Information Visualization, Proceedings 555-560
Stuart EJ, Bustard DW & Weston JS 2001 'Information visualisation in numerical analysis' 250-257
Reports
Stuart LJ & Almansour F 2014 BCS-HCI Conference 2014.

Links

See www.plymouth.ac.uk/infovis for more information on the VISA project