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Journal publications

Torsney-Weir, Thomas, Torsten Möller, Michael Sedlmair, and R. Mike Kirby. “Hypersliceplorer: Interactive visualization of shapes in multiple dimensions,” Computer Graphics Forum. 2018.

Torsney-Weir, Thomas, Michael Sedlmair, and Torsten Möller. “Sliceplorer: 1D slices for multi-dimensional continuous functions,” Computer Graphics Forum. 2017.

Torsney-Weir, Thomas, Steven Bergner, Derek Bingham, and Torsten Möller. “Predicting the interactive rendering time threshold of Gaussian process models with HyperSlice,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2017.

Pajer, Stephan, Mark Streit, Thomas Torsney-Weir, Florian Spechtenhauser, Torsten Möller, and Harald Piringer. “WeightLifter: Visual weight space exploration for multi-criteria decision making,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2016.

Kainz, Bernhard, Markus Steinberger, Wolfgang Wein, Maria Kuklisova-Murgasova, Christina Malamateniou, Kevin Keraudren, Thomas Torsney-Weir, et al. “Fast volume reconstruction from motion corrupted stacks of 2D slices,” IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2015.

Torsney-Weir, Thomas, Ahmed Saad, Torsten Möller, Britta Weber, Hans-Christian Hege, Jean-Marc Verbavatz, and Steven Bergner. “Tuner: Principled parameter finding for image segmentation algorithms using visual response surface exploration,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2011.

Conference publications

Torsney-Weir, Thomas, Shahrzad Afroozeh, Michael Sedlmair, and Torsten Möller. “Risk fixers and sweet spotters: A study of the different approaches to using visual sensitivity analysis in an investment scenario,” EuroVis 2018 - short papers. 2018.

Torsney-Weir, Thomas, Michael Sedlmair, and Torsten Möller. “Decision making in uncertainty visualization” 2015.

Other publications

Torsney-Weir, Thomas. “Slicing multi-dimensional spaces” 2018.

Torsney-Weir, Thomas. “Visual analysis of high-dimensional parameter spaces” 2012.

Torsney-Weir, Thomas, Ahmed Saad, Torsten Möller, Britta Weber, Hans-Christian Hege, and Jean-Marc Verbavatz. PReSM: Principled parameter finding for image segmentation algorithms using visual response surface exploration 2011.

Academic positions

July 2019 – present
Lecturer Computer Science Department, Swansea University
April 2018 – June 2019
Universitätsassistent (“post doc”) Visualization and data analysis research group, University of Vienna
July 2016 – October 2016
Research internship Center for Applied Scientific Computing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
January 2015 – April 2018
Universitätsassistent (“prae doc”) Visualization and data analysis research group, University of Vienna
January 2011 – December 2012
Research assistant GrUVi Lab, SFU Computing Science Department
September 2005 – May 2006
Research assistant NYU Proteus Project, NYU Computer Science Department
May 2002 – October 2002
Research assistant “Learning driving behaviors for autonomous vehicles,” NIST-funded project, Georgetown Computer Science Department

Education

2018
PhD in Computer Science. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2012
MSc in Computer Science. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
2002
BS in Computer Science. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

Invited talks

May 03, 2019
“Visualization and machine learning.” Data science hackathon, Vienna, Austria.
March 18, 2019
“Slicing multi-dimensional spaces.” Data and Design Meetup, Vienna, Austria.
January 10, 2017
“Visualization of machine learning algorithms.” JKU Linz, Austria.
January 8, 2017
“Tuner”, MedVis 2, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria.
November 30, 2017
“Slicing multi-dimensional spaces.” Discrete geometry seminar, Freie University Berlin, Germany.
May 6, 2014
“scala-swing.” Vienna Scala meetup group, Vienna, Austria.
September 19, 2013
“Tuner.” Visualization and virtual reality research group, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
June 20, 2012
“Tuner.” MADAI workshop, Duke University, Durham, NC.
September 16, 2011
“Visualization of computer models.” MoCCSy Graduate Seminar, Burnaby, BC.

Scientific activities

2019
IPC member, International Symposium on Visual Computing
2019
IPC member, EuroVis STAR
2016 – 2018
Student volunteer chair IEEE Visualization conference
2018
Program committee member, Workshop on Exploratory Search and Interactive Data Analytics (ESIDA 2018)
2016 – 2018
Program committee member, International EuroVis workshop on visual analytics (EuroVA)
2012 – 2018
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
2012 – 2014
Reviewer, EG/VGTC Conference on visualization (EuroVis)
2014
Program committee member, International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
2014
Reviewer, Computers and Graphics

Teaching

2016 – present
Lecturer, Visualization and Visual Data Analysis
2018 – present
Lecturer, Foundations of Data Analysis
Fall 2011
Teaching assistant, CMPT 361 Introduction to Computer Graphics
Spring 2011
Teaching assistant, CMPT 225 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms
Fall 2010
Teaching assistant, CMPT 225 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms

Volunteer positions

September 2010 – September 2012
Steward SFU Teaching Support Staff Union
January 2012 – September 2012
Membership Mobilization Committee Commissioner SFU Teaching Support Staff Union
January 2011 – January 2012
Membership Mobilization Committee member SFU Teaching Support Staff Union
January 2011 – September 2012

Buddy coordinator SFU Computing Science Department

  • Coordinated incoming student mentorship program

Academic awards

2017
A/B publication strategy award, University of Vienna
Spring 2012
SFU graduate fellowship (Masters), CAD 6,250

Professional positions

September 2007 – June 2010
Vice President, Lead Developer StoneCastle Partners. New York, NY
July 2004 – September 2007
Vice President, Lead Developer Bear Stearns Asset Management. New York, NY
March 2003 – July 2004
Senior Associate Moody’s Investors Service. New York, NY

Other activities