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Romain Vuillemot

Assistant Professor
École Centrale de Lyon
LIRIS Laboratory

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I am interested in craftinf novel visual tools, to support humans in solving real-world, data-intensive problems. This work lies at the intersection of the academic fields of Information/Data Visualization (Infovis, DataViz), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Design. My results are publications, prototypes, and toolkits, available online and their code open-source on GitHub. I have also interests for the combination of art, design, and visualization, to explore untapped design spaces. I currently apply my research to various domains, such as COVID-19 data, Sports Data and Deep Learning Explanability.

Funded Projects

NEPTUNE (ANR 2020-2024) - Improving elite swimmers performance with novel video tracking methods and visualization.

MI2 Urban Mobility (PIA 2017-2021): Urban mobility data visualizations. Learn more about the project here.

Visual Analytics (VisTics): We chrome-vs-code at pushing the envelope of Visual Analytics tools and methods, by building a high performance infrastructure for visual exploration and steering of predictive models. The funding comes from a research starting grant Impulsion 2017 and will last one year (starting January 2017).

3D Motion Capture Visualization & Analysis (Amigo): École Centrale de Lyon has just acquired a state-of-the-art motion capture platform. We are interested in finding motion patterns and building predictive models, using interactive visualizations. Details on the platform and preliminary results are available. We are also interested in building benchmark datasets of annotated motions.

PhD students

  • Theo Jaunet (2018 - 2021 French ministry PhD fellowship)
    Transparency and Explainability for Machine Learning

  • Liqun Liu (2018 - 2022 CSC Fellowship)
    Visualizing Traffic Light Strategies in Smart Cities

  • Nicolas Jacquelin (2019 - 2022 CNRS scholarship)
    Video Analysis for Sport Movement Analysis


Program Committee Member


  • ACM CHI 2013 → 2020
  • IEEE InfoVis 2011 → 2021
  • IEEE VAST 2011 → 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • IEEE VAST Challenge 2014, 2016, 2017
  • IEEE SciVis 2016, 2018
  • IHM 2009 → 2014, 2017
  • EuroVis 2013 → 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • PacificVis 2014 → 2015, 2020
  • TVCG 2020
  • IUI 2015, ECIS 2015, TVX 2015, Mobile HCI 2011, IEEE Multimedia
  • ACM CSCW Posters 2017
  • DIS 2010
  • GI 2018
  • IEEE CG&A 2018 (list of reviewers)
  • C&C Pictorial 2017
  • IV Journal 2017
  • Immersive Analytics workshop 2019, 2020

Conference Organization

Past projects

Past students

Theo Jaunet: Crowdsourcing of data graphics labels

Owen Cornec: The Globe of Economic Complexity

Ye Lin: Spirograph Designs for DataViz

Azhar Ait Ouassarah, Florian Debiesse: Shift-Box Thunderbird Extension

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