Researchers in the Faculty of Science are involved in an impressive variety of fields – from astrophysics to zoology, nanotechnology to virtual reality, metabolomics to mathematics and much more!

In all cases, our faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students live up to the highest standards in their disciplines, seeking to expand human knowledge through curiosity, innovation, and discovery.

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  • Making-With-Data: Supporting DIY Data Physicalizations 

    Wun, Tiffany; Oehlberg, Lora A.; Carpendale, Sheelagh (ACM, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, Publisher's version, 2018-04-22)
    We explore how DIY making techniques can support the democratization of data. We present two DIY data physicalizations: a CNC plotter for rapidly prototyping visualizations on paper, and a physical, dynamic bar chart of ...
  • Kalgan: Video Player for Casual Language Learning 

    Hu, Sathaporn "Hubert"; Willett, Wesley (ACM: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2018-04-20)
    We present the initial design and evaluation of Kalgan, an interactive video player tailored to support casual language learning. Unlike traditional, more structured learning, casual language learning takes place alongside ...
  • Exploration & Anthropomorphism in Immersive Unit Visualizations 

    Ivanov, Alexander; Danyluk, Kurtis Thorvald; Willett, Wesley (ACM: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2018-04-20)
    We report on an initial examination of the potential of immersive unit visualizations in virtual reality, showing how these visualizations can help viewers examine data at multiple scales and support affective, personal ...
  • Exploration Strategies for Discovery of Interactivity in Visualizations 

    Blascheck, Tanja; MacDonald Vermeulen, Lindsay; Vermeulen, Jo; Perin, Charles; Willett, Wesley; Ertl, Thomas; Carpendale, Sheelagh (IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Science, Computer Science, 2018-02-05)
    We investigate how people discover the functionality of an interactive visualization that was designed for the general public. While interactive visualizations are increasingly available for public use, we still know little ...
  • Black Box Linear Algebra: Extending Wiedemann’s Analysis of a Sparse Matrix Preconditioner for Computations over Small Fields 

    Eberly, Wayne (ACM Communications in Computer Algebra, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2018-05-03)
    Wiedemann’s paper, introducing his algorithm for sparse and structured matrix computations over arbitrary fields, also presented a pair of matrix preconditioners for computations over small fields. The analysis of the ...
  • Interactive example-palettes for discrete element texture synthesis 

    Davison, Timothy; Samavati, Faramarz; Jacob, Christian (Science, Computer Science, Pre-print, 2018-04-02)
    Textures composed of individual discrete elements are found in everything from human-made glass-tilings to forests and tropical coral. Previous work in discrete element texture synthesis has been limited to synthesizing ...
  • A Report on Propagative Influence: An Influence measure for directed and undirected networks 

    Zaamout, Khobaib (Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2018-03-15)
    In this report, we present a new influence measure, namely Propagative Influence - PI. PI measure defines influence of a node in terms of its relationships. It suggests that a node's influence is a product of the ...
  • Incorporating Writing into the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum 

    DeDieu, Lauren (Science, Mathematics & Statistics, 2018-01-26)
    Writing is essential in almost all careers, subjects, and disciplines. Many mathematics instructors have been using writing extensively in their courses and researchers testify to its benefits. These benefits include ...
  • Interview with Garry Marsh re: Beatle Quest 

    Aycock, John (Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2017-12)
    This is an interview with Garry Marsh, conducted via email on December 2–5, 2017. He created the text adventure game Beatle Quest, using The Quill. The game was released in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore 64 via ...
  • Personal Space Intrusion in Human-Robot Collaboration 

    Stark, Jessi; Mota, Roberta R. C.; Sharlin, Ehud (Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2017-11-22)
    Our research aims toward a method of evaluating how invasion of personal space by a robot, with appropriate context, affects human comfort. Work has been done to define comfortable social distances between humans and robots ...

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