Hi, I’m Tom Horak!
I’m a research associate / Ph.D. student at the Interactive Media Lab Dresden since February 2016. In my research, I focus on utilizing multi-device environments for visual data exploration, i.e., investigating ways how people can work with interactive visualizations across different devices.
Nowadays, we are often surrounded by a multitude of devices—smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, desktops, TVs, projectors, and many more. However, we only use one device at a time. I’m interested in how we can exploit the potential of using devices in combination, especially in the context of data exploration.
- When David Meets Goliath: Combining Smartwatches with a Large Vertical Display for Visual Data Exploration Tom Horak, Sriram Karthik Badam, Niklas Elmqvist, Raimund Dachselt. In: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 19:1-19:13, 2018.
CHI '18 Conference Paper Honorable Mention Award Details
- VisTiles: Coordinating and Combining Co-located Mobile Devices for Visual Data Exploration Ricardo Langner, Tom Horak, Raimund Dachselt. In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. IEEE, 626-636, 2018.
VIS '17 / TVCG Journal Article Details
- Comparing Rendering Performance of Common Web Technologies for Large Graphs Tom Horak, Ulrike Kister, Raimund Dachselt. To appear in: Poster Program of the 2018 IEEE VIS Conference. 2018.
VIS '18 Poster Details
- Demonstrating VisTiles: Visual Data Exploration Using Mobile Devices Ricardo Langner, Tom Horak, Raimund Dachselt. In: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. ACM, 69:1-69:3, 2018.
AVI '18 Demonstration Details
- [Sep 24, 2018] Wrapping up my Research Visit at University of Maryland
After almost six months, it’s time to wrap up a great stay at UMD, where I worked with Niklas Elmqvist.
- [Sep 06, 2018] Successful German HCI Conference 'Mensch und Computer' 2018
The ‘Mensch und Computer’ conference, where I served as Workshop Chair, took place in Dresden this week.
- [May 24, 2018] Attended the 35th HCIL Symposium at the University of Maryland
As I’m currently staying at the HCIL, I was able to attend the HCIL Symposium at the University of Maryland.
- [Apr 26, 2018] Attended 2018 ACM CHI Conference in Montreal, QC, Canada
For the first time, I participated in the ACM CHI conference and also presented my first CHI paper.
- [Feb 25, 2018] Internship at the University of Maryland iSchool
I’m really excited about working with Niklas Elmqvist during an internship from April until September this year.