Photograph of Søren Knudsen

I am a Marie Curie Postdoctoral scholar with Sheelagh Carpendale in her InnoVis group at the Interactions Lab at Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary. My research focuses on information visualization and human-computer interaction.

I am interested in supporting people in understanding and making sense of data. My dissertation research concerned understanding the benefits of using large, high-resolution displays to support this goal through interaction techniques and data visualization.

Biography

2020 | Postdoctoral scholar

With Hude Quan and Catherine Eastwood in the Centre for Health Informatics
University of Calgary, Canada

2018-2019 | Marie Curie Postdoctoral scholar

With Sheelagh Carpendale in InnoVis / Interactions Lab. University of Calgary, Canada

2017 | Postdoctoral scholar

With Sheelagh Carpendale in InnoVis / Interactions Lab. University of Calgary, Canada

2016 | Postdoctoral scholar

With Mikkel Jakobsen, part of BIOPRO research project. Human Centered Computing at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 | Postdoctoral scholar

With teaching obligations at the Communication and IT study programme. Human Centered Computing at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011-2015 | Ph.D. student

Supervised by Kasper Hornbæk WallViz research project. Human Centered Computing at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2009-2010 | Research Proposal Writer

targeting the 7th EU framework programme for research and development. Danish Innovation Institute — part of the Pera Innovation Network, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Recent Publications

Visualizing Density of Healthcare Workers Across Time and Countries

We present a visualization that makes use of a novel highlighting and animation technique. The primary motivation behind the design of this visualization was to enable people to look at data about healthcare services, and specifically to increase their knowledge about the impact of the amount of healthcare workers per capita.

Comparing ICD-data Across Countries: A Case for Visualization

We present our preliminary results of an international survey on the practical adoption and use of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) from a visualization and visual analytics perspective. The ICD system, in different versions, is globally used for coding morbidity and mortality statistics, however, coding practices vary across countries.

Biomole: Visualizing Functional Co-Occurrence

We present Biomole, an interactive visualization designed to explore a data set created to support bio-inspiration design published by the Ask Nature organization. The Ask Nature data set contains a hierarchy of functions which we encode within different visual elements of Biomole; most importantly interactive data painting of functions allows people to search for functional co-occurrence.