About me. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Aviz team, INRIA and Paris-Sud University supervised by Pierre Dragicevic and Anastasia Bezerianos since October 2014. My fields of research are Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization.

I focus on decision making -- how to help people make unbiased and informed decisions alone or in groups. I am especially interested in the kinds of decisions for which the current decision-support systems, models and people's heuristics tend to fail.

Current Research. I studied how cognitive biases interfere with visualizations, focusing mostly on the attraction effect and how it extends to larger datasets. I also studied how to evaluate visualizations using low level decision-making tasks. My ongoing work focuses on how to design visualizations to alleviate cognitive biases, and also to fit decision tasks in information visualization task taxonomies.

Dimara E., Bezerianos A. and Dragicevic P. 
Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Evaluating Multidimensional Visualizations for Decision Support
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG/VIS '17). 2018, 24(1).
Dimara E., Bezerianos A. and Dragicevic P. 
Narratives in Crowdsourced Evaluation of Visualizations: A Double-Edged Sword?    [ material ]
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) , May 2017, Denver, United States.
Dimara E., Bezerianos A. and Dragicevic P. 
[Best Paper Honorable Mention] The Attraction Effect in Information Visualization.    [ material ]
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG/VIS '16). 2017, 23(1).
Dimara E., Valdivia P. and Kinkeldey C. 
DcPAIRS : A Pairs Plot Based Decision Support System.
EuroVis posters, Barcelona, Spain. 2017.
Dimara E., Bezerianos A. and Dragicevic P. 
Testing the Attraction Effect on Two Information Visualization Datasets.
[Research Report] RR-8895, Inria Saclay Ile de France. 2016, pp.13.
Dimara E., Dragicevic P. and Bezerianos A. 
Accounting for Availability Biases in Information Visualization.
DECISIVe : Workshop on Dealing with Cognitive Biases in Visualisations, IEEE VIS2014
Past Research. Some research work I did in the past.
Chapoulie E., Marchal M., Dimara E., Roussou M., Lombardo J-C. and Drettakis G. 
Evaluation of direct manipulation using finger tracking for complex tasks in an immersive cube.
Virtual Reality, Springer Verlag, 2014, pp.15.
Boukhelifa N., Giannisakis E., Dimara E., Willett W. and Fekete J-D. 
Supporting Historical Research Through User-Centered Visual Analytics.
EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics. (2015)
Beneš J. , O'Connor A. and Dimara E.  
The CENDARI Project: A user-centered 'enquiry environment' for modern and medieval historians.
Digital Humanities, Jul 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland. pp.434-436, 2014.
Bae B.C., Brunete A., Malik U., Dimara E., Jermsurawong J. and Mavridis N.
Towards an Empathizing and Adaptive Storyteller System.
Eighth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference. (2012)

You can download my CV in pdf format here .

Contact me.

Équipe Aviz
Bât 660, Université Paris-Sud
91405 Orsay Cedex, France

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