Hrim Mehta

Graduate Student

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UOIT, co-supervised by Dr. Christopher Collins and Dr. Fanny Chevalier. My main interest lies in mixed-initiative visual analytics. I’m currently developing a framework to formalize and guide the design of semi-automated narratives or tours to prompt and sustain the process of data exploration.

I received my Master’s in Computer Science from UOIT in 2015 under the co-supervision of Dr. Christopher Collins and Dr. Mark Hancock. My thesis focused on leveraging free-form ink annotations, made when performing a close reading, as implicit interactions to augment a literary critic’s analysis process with real-time context-specific metadata.

Contact

If you’d like to know more about my work, send me an email (hrim.mehta@uoit.ca) or connect with me on LinkedIn.

Publications

  • H. Mehta, A. Chalbi, F. Chevalier, and C. and Collins, “DataTours: A Data Narratives Framework,” Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Posters, 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]
    @poster{meh2017b,
    author = {Hrim Mehta and Amira Chalbi and Fanny Chevalier and and Christopher Collins},
    title = {DataTours: A Data Narratives Framework},
    venue = {Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), Posters},
    series = {Poster},
    address = {Phoenix, USA},
    year = 2017
    }
  • H. Mehta, A. J. Bradley, M. Hancock, and C. Collins, “Metatation: Annotation as Implicit Interaction to Bridge Close and Distant Reading,” ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), p. 35:1–35:41, 2017.
    [Bibtex] [PDF] [DOI]
    @article{meh2017a,
      title={Metatation: Annotation as Implicit Interaction to Bridge Close and Distant Reading},
      author={Hrim Mehta and Adam James Bradley and Mark Hancock and Christopher Collins},
      journal = {ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)},
      publisher={ACM},
     pages = {35:1--35:41},
     articleno = {35},
     numpages = {41},
      year=2017,
      doi = {10.1145/3131609}
    }
  • A. J. Bradley, H. Mehta, Mark Hancock, and C. Collins, “Visualization, Digital Humanities, and the Problem of Instrumentalism,” in IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH), 2016.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]
    @InProceedings{bra2016,
      author = {Adam James Bradley and Hrim Mehta and Mark Hancock, and Christopher Collins},
      title = {Visualization, Digital Humanities, and the Problem of Instrumentalism},
      booktitle = {IEEE VIS Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH)},
      year = 2016,
      venue = {Baltimore, USA},
      eventdate = {2016-10-24}
    }
  • H. Mehta, “Augmenting Free-Form Annotations with Digital Metadata for Close Reading of Poetry,” Master’s Thesis, 2015.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]
    @MastersThesis{meh2015a,
      author =    {Hrim Mehta},
      title =    {Augmenting Free-Form Annotations with Digital Metadata for Close Reading of Poetry},
      school =    {University of Ontario Institute of Technology},
      year =    2015
    }
  • B. Kondo, H. Mehta, and C. Collins, “Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs for Exploring Dynamic Graphs,” Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 2014. Best Poster Award.
    [Bibtex] [PDF]
    @poster{Kon2014c,
    author = {Brittany Kondo and Hrim Mehta and Christopher Collins},
    title = {Glidgets: Interactive Glyphs for Exploring Dynamic Graphs},
    venue = {Proc. of IEEE Conf. on Information Visualization (InfoVis)},
    note = {Best Poster Award},
      series =   {Poster},
    address = {Paris, France},
    year = 2014
    }
Research Contributions

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