City University London

City University London is based in the heart of London and has a strong focus on business and the professions in its education, research and enterprise. Established in 1894, the university has over 20,000 students from more than 150 countries, 35% of whom study at post-graduate level in one of the five schools: Cass Business School, School of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering and The City Law School. City committed to invest up to £200M to achieve academic excellence in its Strategic Plan for 2012-2016. In 2010, City established the ‘World City World Class Universities Network’ (WC2 Network) to bring together top universities located in the heart of major world cities in order to address common cultural, environmental and political issues.
The giCentre is a team of academics and researchers at City with expertise in information visualization, cartography, design, computer graphics, human-computer interaction and geographic information science. As well as innovating in information and analytic visualization, we work extensively with a range of applied practitioners. Based in the Department of Computer Science, we specialise in developing and applying new techniques for visualizing data. This ranges from visualization of ‘big data’ to personalised data presentation; from visual analytics to visual story telling; from cartography and GIS to statistical graphics and usually involves novel representations and engaging interactions.


Theory, designs, algorithms and applications for visualization and visual analytics – particularly with a spatio-temporal perspective; an extensive codebase to support this activity; expertise in geographic information visualization and analysis, human-centred approaches to visualization design, visualization and analysis of flows, design studies, partially spatial visualization, multi-dimensional exploratory data analysis, visual storytelling; experience of visualization in movement ecology, transport, demography, public participation, intelligence analysis, energy analysis, local government, etc.