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Dr Aidan Slingsby

Lecturer in Visual and Analytic Computing

School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Computer Science

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About

Background

Aidan is a researcher and lecturer in the giCentre. His work relates to Information Analysis and Visualisation and he is interested in the design and application of information visualisation for presenting and helping make sense of data, particularly for data that are spatial and temporal.

His work involves designing, creating and applying static information graphics (often map-based) and exploratory interactive techniques that facilitate exploratory visual analysis. He designs and applies these techniques in a variety of application areas including insurance, population, human movement, animal movement and ecology. He is also a member of the Willis Research Network, applying his work to some of the needs of the global insurance and reinsurance industry.

He has a background in Geography and GIS, holding a BSc (Hons) in Geology (Edinburgh), an MSc in GIS (Edinburgh) and a PhD in GIS (University College London).

Qualifications

PhD Geography, University College London, 2006
MSc Geographical Information Science, University of Edinburgh, 2002
BSc (Hons) Geology, University of Edinburgh, 2001

Employment

09/2013 - present: City University London, Lecturer
09/2006 - 09/2013: City University London, Willis Research Fellow
06/2006 - 09/2007: City University London, Research Fellow

Other appointments

06/2006 - present: University College London, Honorary Fellow

Research Students

Name
Rafael Henkin
Thesis Title
Novel Visualization Techniques for Geographic Attributes of Biodiversity Data (provisional)
Further Information
Started December 2013
Name
Balamurgan Soundararaj
Thesis Title
Measuring semantic similarity of OpenStreetMap tags through their spatial and non-spatial relationships (provisional)
Further Information
Started October 2013

Publications

  1. Turkay, C., Slingsby, A., Hauser, H., Wood, J. and Dykes, J. (2014). Attribute signatures: Dynamic visual summaries for analyzing multivariate geographical data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12), pp. 2033–2042. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346265.
  2. Walker, R., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Xu, K., Wood, J., Nguyen, P., Stephens, D., Wong, W. and Zheng, Y. (2013). An Extensible Framework for Provenance in Human Terrain Visual Analytics. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics .
  3. Slingsby, A., Beecham, R. and Wood, J. (2013). Visual analysis of social networks in space and time using smartphone logs. Pervasive and Mobile Computing . doi:10.1016/j.pmcj.2013.07.002.

    [publisher’s website]

  4. Wood, J.D., Isenberg, P., Isenberg, T., Dykes, J., Boukhelifa, N. and Slingsby, A. (2012). Sketchy Rendering for Information Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12), pp. 2749–2758.

Chapters (2)

  1. Saito, K., Strachan, J., Fewtrell, T., Rosser, N., Jenkins, S., Slingsby, A. and Haynes, K. (2011). Tools for identifying hazards. In Wisner, B. (Ed.), Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-59065-5.
  2. Slingsby, A., Longley, P. and Parker, C. (2008). A New Framework for Feature-Based Digital Mapping in Three-Dimensional Space. In Lovett, A. and Appleton, K. (Eds.), GIS for Decision-Making (pp. 29–57). Boca Raton: CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-7423-5.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (48)

  1. Beecham, R., Slingsby, A., Brunsdon, C. and Radburn, R. (2017). Spatially varying explanations behind the UKs vote to leave the EU. 25th Geographical Information Science (GIS) Research UK Conference 18-21 April, Manchester, UK.
  2. Slingsby, A. and van Loon, E. (2017). Temporal tile-maps for characterising the temporal occupancy of places: A seabird case study. 25th Geographical Information Science (GIS) Research UK Conference 18-21 April, Manchester, UK.
  3. Turkay, C., Slingsby, A., Lahtinen, K., Butt, S. and Dykes, J. (2016). Enhancing a social science model-building workow with interactive visualisation. .
  4. Henkin, R., Kachkaev, A. and Slingsby, A. (2015). Summarising the structure of an organisation and reconstructing a chain of events. .
  5. Goodwin, S., Dykes, J. and Slingsby, A. (2015). Visualizing the effects of scale and geography in multivariate comparison. .
  6. Henkin, R., Kachkaev, A. and Slingsby, A. (2014). Summarising the structure of an organisation and reconstructing a chain of events - VAST 2014 Mini-Challenge 1 Submission Honourable Mention for Novelty in Visualization. IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 9-14 November, Paris, France.
  7. Beecham, R., Dykes, J., Turkay, C., Slingsby, A. and Wood, J.D. (2014). Map Line Ups: Using Graphical Inference to Study Spatial Structure. IEEE VIS 2014 9-14 November, Paris, France.
  8. Henkin, R., Slingsby, A. and Van Loon, E.E. (2014). Designing Interactive Graphics for Foraging Trips
    Exploration.
    TripsWorkshop on Analysis of Movement Data at the Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014) 23-26 September, Vienna, Austria.
  9. Slingsby, A., Tate, N. and Fisher, P. (2014). Visualisation of Uncertainty in a Geodemographic Classifier. Workshop on Visually-Supported Reasoning with Uncertainty at the Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014) 23-26 September, Vienna, Austria.
  10. Turkay, C., Slingsby, A., Hauser, H., Wood, J. and Dykes, J. (2014). Interactive Generation of Visual Summaries for Multivariate Geographical Data Analysis. Workshop on GeoVisual Analytics: Interactivity, Dynamics, and Scale at the Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014) 23-26 September, Vienna, Austria.
  11. Goodwin, S., Dykes, J. and Slingsby, A. (2014). Visualizing the Effects of Scale and Geography in Multivariate Comparison. Workshop on GeoVisual Analytics: Interactivity, Dynamics, and Scale at the Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science 23-26 September, Vienna, Austria.
  12. Fisher, P., Tate, N. and Slingsby, A. (2014). Type-2 Fuzzy Sets Applied to Geodemographic Classification. Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014) 23-26 September, Vienna, Austria.
  13. Slingsby, A. and van Loon, E. (2013). Visual Analytics for Exploring Changes in Biodiversity. Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis) July, Leipzig, Germany.
  14. Kölzsch, A., Slingsby, A., Wood, J., Nolet, B.A. and Dykes, J. (2013). Visualisation design for representing bird migration tracks in time and space. Workshop on Visualisation in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis) July, Leipzig, Germany.
  15. Kelly, M., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2013). Historical Internal Migration in Ireland. GIS Research UK (GISRUK) April, Liverpool, UK.
  16. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Radburn, R. (2013). An Exploratory Interface to Public Data for Citizens. GeoViz Hamburg: Interactive Maps that Help People Think March, HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany.
  17. Slingsby, A. and Radburn, R. (2013). Green Spaces: Interactively Mapping the Results of a Public Consultation. GeoViz Hamburg: Interactive Maps that Help People Think March, HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany.
  18. Slingsby, A. and Dykes, J. (2012). Experiences in involving analysts in visualisation design. BELIV '12: Beyond Time and Errors - Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization 14-15 October, Seattle, USA.
  19. Kachkaev, A., Dillingham, I., Beecham, R., Goodwin, S., Ahmed, N. and Slingsby, A. (2012). Monitoring the Health of Computer Networks with Visualization - VAST 2012 Mini Challenge 1 Award: "Efficient Use of Visualization". IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 14-19 October, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  20. Slingsby, A., Kelly, M., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2012). Maps for Studying Historical Internal Migration in Ireland. IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis) 14-19 October, Seattle, Washington, US.
  21. Slingsby, A., Beecham, R. and Wood, J. (2012). Visual analysis of social networks in space and time. Nokia Data Challenge Workshop, Pervasive 2012 20-22 June, Newcastle, UK.
  22. Slingsby, A., KOH, L., Dykes, J.A. and Kam, T.S. (2011). Developing and Applying a User-Centered Model for the Design and Implementation of Information Visualization Tools. 15th International Conference Information Visualisation; 3rd International Symposium Information Visualization Evaluation 12-15 July, London University.
  23. Slingsby, A., Wood, J. and Dykes, J. (2011). Sharing Graphics and Insights with Microblogs. Analytic Provenance workshop at CHI 2011 May, Vancouver, Canada.
  24. Slingsby, A., Wood, J. and Dykes, J. (2011). Visualizing Bicycle Hire Model Distributions. GeoViz workshop March, Hamburg, Germany.
  25. Slingsby, A., Strachan, J., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Vidale, P.-.L. (2011). Designing Interactive Graphics for Validating and Interpreting Storm Track Model Outputs. GeoViz workshop March, Hamburg, Germany.
  26. Radburn, R., Beecham, R., Dykes, J., Wood, J.D. and Slingsby, A. (2010). Discovery exhibition: using spatial treemaps in local authority decision making and reporting. IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Discovery Exhibition 24 Oct 2010 – 29 Oct 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  27. Slingsby, A., Wood, J., Dykes, J., Clouston, D. and Foote, M. (2010). Visual analysis of sensitivity in CAT models: interactive visualisation for CAT model sensitivity analysis. Accuracy 2010 Symposium 20-23 July, Leicester.
  28. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Foote, M. (2010). Risk management collaboration through sharing interactive graphics. Geophysical Research Abstracts 2-7 May, Vienna.
  29. Clarke, J., Dykes, J.A., Hemsley-Flint, F., Medyckyj-Scott, D., Sietinsone, L., Slingsby, A., Urwin, T. and Wood, J. (2010). vizLegends : Re-Imagining Map Legends with Visualization. GIS Research UK 18th Annual Conference (GISRUK 2010) 14-16 April, University College London (UCL).
  30. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J.D. and Radburn, R. (2010). OAC Explorer: Interactive exploration and comparison of multivariate socioeconomic population characteristics. GIS Research UK 18th Annual Conference 14-16 April, University College London.
  31. Buchin, K., Demsar, U., Slingsby, A. and Willems, E.P. (2010). 10491 Results of the break-out group: Visualisation. .
  32. Slingsby, A., Radburn, R., Beecham, R., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2010). Using Spatial Tree Maps in Local Authority Decision Making and Reporting. Discovery Exhibition, VisWeek 2010 .
  33. Slingsby, A., Strachan, J., Vidale, P.-.L., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2010). Making Hurricane Tracks Accessible. Discovery Exhibition, VisWeek 2010 .
  34. Wood, J., Slingsby, A. and Dykes, J. (2010). Designing visual analytics systems for disease spread and evolution - VAST 2010 mini challenge 2 and 3 award: Good overall design and analysis. .
  35. Wood, J., Dykes, J., Slingsby, A. and Radburn, R. (2009). Flow trees for exploring spatial trajectories. GIS Research UK, 17th Annual Conference 1-3 April, University of Durham.
  36. Slingsby, A., Lowe, R., Dykes, J., Stephenson, D., Wood, J. and Jupp, T. (2009). A pilot study for the collaborative development of new ways of visualising seasonal climate forecasts. GIS Research UK, 17th Annual Conference 1-3 April, University of Durham.
  37. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Crooks, A. (2009). The Role of Layout and Order in Treemaps for Showing Spatial and Temporal Variation in House Prices. GeoViz Hamburg Workshop Hamburg, Germany.
  38. Wood, J., Slingsby, A., Khalili-Shavarini, N., Dykes, J. and Mountain, D. (2009). Visualization of uncertainty and analysis of geographical data. .
  39. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J., Foote, M. and Blom, M. (2008). The Visual Exploration of Insurance Data in Google Earth. GISRUK08 2-4 April, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.
  40. Slingsby, A., Wood, J., Dykes, J., Foote, M. and Blom, M. (2008). The visual exploration of insurance data in Google Earth. GIS Research UK 16th Annual Conference 2-4 April, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  41. Slingsby, A. and Raper, J. (2008). Navigable Space in 3D City Models for Pedestrians. .
  42. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Clarke, K. (2007). Mashup cartography: cartographic issues of using Google Earth for tag maps. ICA Commission on Maps and the Internet 31 Jul 2007 – 2 Aug 2007, Warsaw.
  43. Slingsby, A. (2007). A Layer-Based Data Model as a Basis for Structuring 3D Geometrical Built-Environment Data with Poorly-Specified heights, in a GIS Context. 10th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science April, Aalborg, Denmark.
  44. Slingsby, A. and Longley, P.A. (2006). A Conceptual Framework for Describing Microscale Pedestrian Access in the Built Environment. GISRUK06 5-7 April, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
  45. Slingsby, A. (2005). Pedestrian Accessibility in the Built Environment in the Context of Feature-Based Digital Mapping. International Conference on Computers in Urban Management and Urban Planning (CUPUM) July, London, UK.
  46. Slingsby, A., Longley, P.A. and Parker, C.A. (2004). Aspects of the Design of a Three-Dimensional National Mapping Data Framework. GISRUK04 28-30 April, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
  47. Slingsby, A. (2003). An Object-Orientated Approach to Hydrological Modelling using Triangular Irregular Networks. GISRUK03 April, London, UK.
  48. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Foote, M. Risk Management Collaboration through Sharing Interactive Graphics. EGU General Assembly 2010 Vienna, Austria.

Internet Publication

  1. Slingsby, A. Home Page..

Journal Articles (29)

  1. Meulemans, W., Dykes, J., Slingsby, A., Turkay, C. and Wood, J. (2017). Small Multiples with Gaps. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(1), pp. 381–390. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598542.
  2. Beecham, R., Dykes, J., Meulemans, W., Slingsby, A., Turkay, C. and Wood, J. (2017). Map LineUps: Effects of spatial structure on graphical inference. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(1), pp. 391–400. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2016.2598862.
  3. Turkay, C., Slingsby, A., Lahtinen, K., Butt, S. and Dykes, J. (2016). Supporting theoretically-grounded model building in the social sciences through interactive visualisation. Neurocomputing . doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2016.11.087.
  4. Slingsby, A. and van Loon, E. (2016). Exploratory Visual Analysis for Animal Movement Ecology. Computer Graphics Forum: the international journal of the Eurographics Association, 35(3), pp. 471–480. doi:10.1111/cgf.12923.
  5. Beecham, R., Rooney, C., Meier, S., Dykes, J., Slingsby, A., Turkay, C., Wood, J. and Wong, B.L.W. (2016). Faceted Views of Varying Emphasis (FaVVEs): a framework for visualising multi-perspective small multiples. Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3), pp. 241–249. doi:10.1111/cgf.12900.
  6. Mason, J.S., Klippel, A., Bleisch, S., Slingsby, A. and Deitrick, S. (2016). Special issue introduction: Approaching spatial uncertainty visualization to support reasoning and decision making. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 16(2), pp. 97–105. doi:10.1080/13875868.2016.1138117.
  7. Goodwin, S., Dykes, J., Slingsby, A. and Turkay, C. (2016). Visualizing Multiple Variables Across Scale and Geography. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22(1), pp. 599–608. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467199.
  8. Turkay, C., Slingsby, A., Hauser, H., Wood, J. and Dykes, J. (2014). Attribute signatures: Dynamic visual summaries for analyzing multivariate geographical data. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12), pp. 2033–2042. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346265.
  9. Slingsby, A., Kelly, M. and Dykes, J. (2014). Featured graphic. OD maps for showing changes in Irish female migration between 1851 and 1911. Environment and Planning A, 46(12), pp. 2795–2797. doi:10.1068/a140112g.
  10. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Radburn, R. (2014). Designing an exploratory visual interface to the results of citizen surveys. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(10), pp. 2090–2125. doi:10.1080/13658816.2014.920845.
  11. Walker, R., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Xu, K., Wood, J., Nguyen, P., Stephens, D., Wong, W. and Zheng, Y. (2013). An Extensible Framework for Provenance in Human Terrain Visual Analytics. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics .
  12. Goodwin, S., Dykes, J.A., Jones, S., Dillingham, I., Dove, G., Duffy, A., Kachkaev, A., Slingsby, A. and Wood, J. (2013). Creative User-Centered Visualization Design for Energy Analysts and Modelers. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12), pp. 2516–2525. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2013.145.

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  13. Slingsby, A., Beecham, R. and Wood, J. (2013). Visual analysis of social networks in space and time using smartphone logs. Pervasive and Mobile Computing . doi:10.1016/j.pmcj.2013.07.002.

    [publisher’s website]

  14. Zhang, Q., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J., Kraak, M.J., Blok, C.A. and Ahas, R. (2013). Visual analysis design to support research into movement and use of space in Tallinn: A case study. Information Visualization . doi:10.1177/1473871613480062.
  15. Kachkaev, A., Dillingham, I., Beecham, R., Goodwin, S., Ahmed, N. and Slingsby, A. (2012). Monitoring the health of computer networks with visualization. IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2012, VAST 2012 - Proceedings pp. 269–270. doi:10.1109/VAST.2012.6400522.
  16. Wood, J.D., Isenberg, P., Isenberg, T., Dykes, J., Boukhelifa, N. and Slingsby, A. (2012). Sketchy Rendering for Information Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12), pp. 2749–2758.
  17. Koh, L.C., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J. and Kam, T.S. (2011). Developing and applying a user-centered model for the design and implementation of information visualization tools. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation pp. 90–95.
  18. Wood, J., Slingsby, A. and Dykes, J. (2011). Visualizing the dynamics of London’s bicycle hire scheme. Cartographica, 46(4), pp. 239–251. doi:10.3138/carto.46.4.239.
  19. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2011). Exploring Uncertainty in Geodemographics with Interactive Graphics. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17(12), pp. 2545–2554. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2011.197.
  20. Slingsby, A., Wood, J. and Dykes, J. (2010). Treemap cartography for showing spatial and temporal traffic patterns. Journal of Maps, 6, pp. 135–146. doi:10.4113/jom.2009.1071.
  21. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2010). Rectangular hierarchical cartograms for socio-economic data. Journal of Maps, 6, pp. 330–345. doi:10.4113/jom.2010.1090.
  22. Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Slingsby, A. (2010). Rethinking map legends with visualization. IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph, 16(6), pp. 890–899. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2010.191.
  23. Wood, J., Dykes, J. and Slingsby, A. (2010). Visualisation of Origins, Destinations and Flows with OD Maps. CARTOGR J, 47(2), pp. 117–129. doi:10.1179/000870410X12658023467367.
  24. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2009). Configuring hierarchical layouts to address research questions. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(6), pp. 977–984.
  25. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2008). Using treemaps for variable selection in spatio-temporal visualisation. Information Visualization, 7(3-4), pp. 210–224. doi:10.1057/palgrave.ivs.9500185.
  26. Wood, J., Dykes, J., Slingsby, A. and Clarke, K. (2007). Interactive visual exploration of a large spatio-temporal dataset: Reflections on a geovisualization mashup. IEEE T VIS COMPUT GR, 13(6), pp. 1176–1183.
  27. Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Wood, J. and Clarke, K. (2007). Interactive Tag Maps and Tag Clouds for the Multiscale Exploration of Large Spatio-temporal Datasets. IV pp. 497–504. doi:10.1109/IV.2007.71.

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  28. Slingsby, A. (2006). Z. Sisi, P. David, Editors, , Large-Scale 3D Data Integration (2006) CRC, Boca Raton, FL 0-8493-9898-3 (245pp., US$129.95/ Euro74.99). Computers & Geosciences, 32, pp. 1814–1816. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2006.04.001.
  29. Slingsby, A. (2005). Streets and patterns. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-PLANNING & DESIGN, 32(3), pp. 470–472.

Posters (5)

  1. Henkin, R., Dykes, J. and Slingsby, A. Characterizing Representation of Temporal Data Visualization. IEEE VIS 2016, 23-10-2016 - 28-10-2016, Baltimore, USA, 2016.
  2. Beecham, R., Dykes, J.A., Slingsby, A. and Turkay, C. Supporting crime analysis through visual design. , 2015.
  3. Dykes, J.A., Rooney, C., Beecham, R., Turkay, C., Slingsby, A., Wood, J. and Wong, W. Multi-Perspective Synopsis with Faceted Views of Varying Emphasis. , 2015.
  4. Lahtinen, K., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J.A., Butt, S. and Fitzgerald, R. Informing Non-Response Bias Model Creation in Social Surveys with
    Visualisation.
    , 2015.
  5. Henkin, R., Slingsby, A. and Dykes, J.A. Exploring Temporal Granularities with Visualization. , 2015.

Other Activities

Collaborations (Industrial) (2)

  1. of (Jan 2010 – present)
    Other partners: Leicestershire County Council
  2. of (Sep 2007 – Dec 2013)
    Other partners: Willis and other members of the Willis Research Network (both academic and industrial)

Editorial Activity

  1. 2011 onwards: GIS Research UK Steering Committee member.

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