[Ieee_vis_open_positions] position available in medical collaborative visualization

Jan Aerts jan.aerts at esat.kuleuven.be
Fri Dec 26 13:30:01 CET 2014

Did you ever want to use your design background to save lives? We’re hiring!

Cancer- and epilepsy-patients as well as early-born babies are a few
examples of people who are in the care of entire teams of specialists,
ranging from radiologists and oncologists to cardiologists, neurologists
and other -ologists. Communication between these experts is of course
crucial, but the tools that they use for this often date from the stone age
(powerpoint with screenshots, for example.)

We want to change that.

In collaboration with companies such as Barco, which develops big screen
hardware, we will focus on the design/visualization-end of these
interactions. Some questions that we would like to answer include: To what
extent can data from one field be abstracted so that an expert in another
field can still understand it? What would a good patient infographic look
like that can be used as a scaffold to attach more detailed information?
Can we find a way to gracefully degrade the infographic in settings where
one of the collaborators works remotely on a small or low-resolution screen?

The position is initially for 15 months, but in case of a good match
additional funding will be sought for PhD study.

If you have a design background and know your way around user-driven design
and programming data visualizations using Processing or D3, you may be the
person we are looking for. If you’re interested to play a role, please send
an email tojan.aerts at esat.kuleuven.be, and include (preferably in PDF): [a]
your CV, [b] two references (with email and phone number), [c] one or more
figures and/or screencasts of previous data visualization work. We’d like
to find someone by February…

For more information, see http://visualanalyticsleuven.be/?page_id=381


Prof Jan Aerts
* Data Visualization Lab (datavislab.org)
* Bioinformatics - ESAT/STADIUS, Faculty of Engineering (
* iMinds Medical IT Department (www.iminds.be)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 bus 2446
3001 Leuven-Heverlee
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6416-2717
Tel: +32 16 321053
Fax: +32 16 321970
VAT BE 0419 052173
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