Bahador Saket

{ human-computer interaction, information visualization }

I am currently a fifth year PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where I work with Alex Endert.

My research combines methods from data visualization and human-computer interaction (HCI) to develop and evaluate natural interaction techniques for visual data analysis, and apply these to interactive systems in different critical domains. I am also interested in conducting experiments as a method to understand how visualizations can be used to support data analysis.

Priror to joining Georgia Tech, I had the opportunity to work with some amazing people at Microsoft Research, CNS Research Center, and NUS-HCI Lab, resulting in publications and open-sourced systems. Prior to Georgia Tech, I completed my bachelor's degree at Multimedia University in Malaysia.

Featured Projects

Visualization by Demonstration
Visualization by Demonstration is an interaction paradigm that advocates for decreasing the level of formalism and fundamental knowledge required for visual data exploration.
InfoVis 2017 | TVCG 2018 | InfoVis 2018 | EuroVis 2019 | CG&A2019 | InfoVis 2019
Visualization Design + Machine Learning
We propose learning models of visualization design from data collected using graphical perception studies and build tools powered by the learned models.
TVCG 2018 | VisGuides 2018
Investigating the Effectiveness of Large Network Visualizations
We define novel metrics and taxonomies for evaluating network visualizations. We then assessed the effectiveness of different network visualizations using these metrics.
InfoVis 2014 | GD 2014 | EuroVis 2014 | EuroVis 2015 | EuroVis 2015 | EuroVis 2016
Advancing User Interfaces for Mobile Devices
On a series of projects, we worked on improving user interfaces for mobile devices in various scenarios such as locating missing items, oral presentation, and communication.
CSCW 2013 | UIST 2014 Adjunct | MobileHCI 2014 (Honorable Mention Award)

Selected Publications