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Visit Phong Nguyen

A401, College Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Phong Nguyen is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the giCentre, City, University of London. His research mainly focuses on the design and application of interactive visualizations to make sense of complex datasets. He also explores the use of machine learning for extracting meaningful patterns for data visualization and the use of visualization for enhancing the quality of model building and explainability of complex machine learning algorithms.

Phong has published papers in high-impact journals including IEEE TVCG, InfoVis, VAST, CG&A and IVS. He holds a PhD in Visual Analytics from Middlesex University, London, UK.


  1. PhD in Visual Analytics, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  2. Msc in Advanced Computer Graphics, Linköping University, Sweden
  3. BEng in Computer Science and Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam


  1. Part-time Research Assistant, Middlesex University, 2013 – 2016
  2. Software Engineer, ELCA, 2007 – 2009


Conference papers and proceedings (7)

  1. Slingsby, A., Paterson, A., Rigby, M., Grace, K., Nguyen, P., Perin, C. … Aljasem, D. (2018). Characterising Farms by the Movement of Animals through Them. IEEE VIS conference 21-26 October, Berlin, Germany.
  2. Nguyen, P., Turkay, , Andrienko, , Andrienko, and Thonnard, (2017). A Visual Analytics Approach for User Behaviour Understanding through Action Sequence Analysis. International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics 12-16 June, Barcelona.
  3. Nguyen, P.H., Xu, K., Bardill, A., Salman, B., Herd, K. and Wong, B.L.W. (2017). SenseMap: Supporting browser-based online sensemaking through analytic provenance.
  4. Xu, K., Nguyen, P.H. and Fields, B. (2015). Visual analysis of streaming data with SAVI and SenseMAP. 9 Nov 2014 – 14 Nov 2014.
  5. Kodagoda, N., Attfield, S., Nguyen, P.H., Zhang, L., Xu, K., Wong, B.L.W. … Bertram, S. (2014). POLAR-an interactive patterns of life visualisation tool for intelligence analysis.
  6. Choudhury, S., Kodagoda, N., Nguyen, P., Rooney, C., Attfield, S., Xu, K. … Lasebae, A. (2012). M-Sieve: A Visualisation Tool for Supporting Network Security Analysts.
  7. Ho, Q., Nguyen, P.H., Åström, T. and Jern, M. (2011). Implementation of a Flow Map Demonstrator for Analyzing Commuting and Migration Flow Statistics Data.

Journal articles (10)

  1. Nguyen, P.H., Turkay, C., Andrienko, G., Andrienko, N., Thonnard, O. and Zouaoui, J. (2018). Understanding User Behaviour through Action Sequences: from the Usual to the Unusual. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2018.2859969.
  2. Chen, S., Li, J., Andrienko, G., Andrienko, N., Wang, Y., Nguyen, P.H. … Turkay, C. (2018). Supporting Story Synthesis: Bridging the Gap between Visual Analytics and Storytelling. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2018.2889054.
  3. Xu, K., Zhang, L., Pérez, D., Nguyen, P.H. and Ogilvie-Smith, A. (2017). Evaluating Interactive Visualization of Multidimensional Data Projection with Feature Transformation. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 1(3), pp. 13–13. doi:10.3390/mti1030013.
  4. Nguyen, P.H., Xu, K., Wheat, A., Wong, B.L.W., Attfield, S. and Fields, B. (2016). SensePath: Understanding the Sensemaking Process Through Analytic Provenance. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22(1), pp. 41–50. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467611.
  5. Nguyen, P.H., Xu, K., Walker, R. and Wong, B.L.W. (2016). TimeSets: Timeline visualization with set relations. Information Visualization, 15(3), pp. 253–269. doi:10.1177/1473871615605347.
  6. Xu, K., Attfield, S., Jankun-Kelly, T.J., Wheat, A., Nguyen, P.H. and Selvaraj, N. (2015). Analytic provenance for sensemaking: A research agenda. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 35(3), pp. 56–64. doi:10.1109/MCG.2015.50.
  7. Kodagoda, N., Attfield, S., Choudhury, T., Rooney, C., Mapp, G., Nguyen, P.H. … Lasebae, A. (2014). Concern level assessment: Building domain knowledge into a visual system to support network-security situation awareness. Information Visualization, 13(4), pp. 346–360. doi:10.1177/1473871613490291.
  8. Nguyen, P.H., Xu, K., Walker, R. and Wong, B.L.W. (2014). SchemaLine: Timeline visualization for sensemaking. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation pp. 225–233. doi:10.1109/IV.2014.14.
  9. Walker, R., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Xu, K., Wood, J., Nguyen, P.H. … Zheng, Y. (2013). An extensible framework for provenance in human terrain visual analytics. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12), pp. 2139–2148. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2013.132.
  10. Xu, K., Rooney, C., Passmore, P., Ham, D.H. and Nguyen, P.H. (2012). A user study on curved edges in graph visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12), pp. 2449–2456. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2012.189.