Department of Computer Science
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Carolina's research is focused on visualizing networks that are associated with attributes (multivariate). More recently she has started a project to better understand how users interact with complex visualizations. During her PhD she published on graphs in the context of genealogies and on using spanning trees and associating attribute tables as an approach to visualizing general multivariate networks. She also conducted a large user study to assess how different multivariate network visualization techniques are best suited for different network exploration tasks. Her Master’s thesis addressed the challenge of visualizing multivariate oceanographic data, which she modeled as trees of currents.
Carolina is a PostDoc working with the VCG group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She received her PhD at the University of Utah, working at the Visualization Design Lab under the supervision of Alex Lex. She has a master’s degree in software engineering from the Harvard Extension School, as well as a previous life as an oceanographer studying the Arctic Ocean and its effect on our planet.