My research interests lie primarily in the areas of information visualization with special focus on:
Domain Analysis for Visualization Design
Specifically, I am interested in researching analysis of domains, such as multi-agent systems, environmental systems, etc., in order to produce user models and domain models that allow designers to create user-centered software tools.
Some of my particular research interests consist of:
I have been working on Economic Input Output systems (EIO), introducing user-centered software tools to support environmental managers in tasks such as environmental life-cycle assessment (Life Cycle Analysis--LCA). EIO-LCA, a software tool including visualization modules to support problem formulation tasks and result analysis tasks, was developed based on the user tasks and the domain models.
Visualization of Management Information of MultiAgent Systems
My work includes designing and building graphic interfaces that make it easy to create and launch multi-agents systems. I am studying network management, distributed computing and configuration management in the context of multi-agent systems. With user models, the Retsina team will build a software tool with graphic interfaces (including information visualization) that make the job of creating and launching a multi-agent system easier to users. Some of the issues addressed with graphic interfaces, are:
Configuration Management of Multi-agent Systems
We are designing models that allow users to configure multi-agent applications. The models being developed include agent software consistency checking. Network manager models and agent repository models help to define the consistency of configuration models. The network model provides users information about hardware and software resources available on the network. The agent repository allows users to understand the functionality of agents and other features such as ontology and languages.
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