Enrico Bertini

Enrico Bertini


I conduct research and teach courses in the area of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics. We study and develop interactive data interfaces to help people understand their data, develop insights, and communicate results effectively. My research group focusses on the analysis of large and high-dimensional data sets and on the process that leads to remarkable new insights. We also collaborate hand-to-hand with domain experts who have interesting and challenging problems which require the development of novel data interfaces. We are working (or have worked) with experts in: cybersecurity, development and human rights, climate science, healthcare onfy.de.


animation / small multiples Animation vs. Small Multiples. Insight-based qualitative study on the comparison of animated vs. small multiple flow maps. Paper: EuroVis'12
seven scenarios Empirical Studies in Visualization. Review of 850 information visualization papers to build 7 evaluation scenarios and help choosing evaluation goals. Paper: TVCG'11
quality metrics

Visual Quality Metrics Taxonomy. Classification of quality metrics use in visualization and theoretical model of integration of automatic algorithms in interactive visualization. Paper: InfoVis'11


HiTSEE. Visual analytics application in biochemistry for the analysis of structure-activity relationships in high-throughput screening experiments. Paper: BioVis'11 [Best Paper: Honorable Mention]) | Video



cloudlines Cloudlines. Visualization technique for the analysis of dynamic time-series data in a compact, logarithmic, focus+context format. Paper: InfoVis'11

automatic + visual Integrated Automatic+Visual Data Analysis. Review of KDD and InfoVis papers to build a model of integrated automatic and visual data analysis techniques in visual analytics. Paper: KDD Explorations'09.

spiralview Visualization for Network Security. Design study on the development of a visualization tool for the analysis of an intrusion detection system in large corporate networks. Paper: VAST'07 | Video

clutter reduction Clutter Reduction. PhD thesis work on the characterization of clutter in visualization and its reduction by using sampling and visual quality metrics.. Paper: IVS Journal'06.

Service and Outreach

I write Fell in Love with Data, a data visualization blog to bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners. You find me on twitter:@FILWD.

I am the co-host (with Moritz Stefaner) of Data Stories a podcast on data visualization and all things about data.

I am one of the founders of the BELIV Workshop series on Evaluation in Information Visualization.

I am panel co-chair for the IEEE VIS'14 Conference as well as program committee member of VAST'14 and InfoVis'14.