Category Archives: Research

Programmers’ Signposts

  Have you ever felt lost in a foreign city? Software engineers know that feeling when they navigate through unfamiliar code. It might sound like a trivial problem, but studies have shown that they spend about 25% of their time … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Position on Visualizing Multicore Performance – Dublin

Position for postdoctoral HCI researcher on Understanding and Visualizing Multicore Performance The School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin ( is looking for applications for a Post-doctoral research position in the area of HCI and Visualization. The … Continue reading

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State of the Art of Performance Visualization

This is a guest post by Kate Isaacs, UC Davis, who is one of the authors of the paper presented. Software visualization for performance is about helping developers find inefficiencies slowing down their code. Performance can have significant affects on the … Continue reading

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Software Visualization Highlights at EuroVis 2013

In mid June 2013, the European visualization community spent a hot and, at the same time, refreshing week (both contentwise and weatherwise) in Leipzig meeting for EuroVis 2013. Since the scope of EuroVis is rather broad and covers all kinds … Continue reading

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Visualizing Code Couplings: Node-Link Diagrams

From an abstract point of view, software systems can be considered as a set of entities connected by dependencies or code couplings such as method calls. We might also consider that entities inherit or aggregate, that they are changed together, … Continue reading

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Software Problems in the News

Andy Ko from the University of Washington and one of his undergraduate RAs has created a neat little visualization highlighting software problems in the news. The data from the visualization is based on over 300,000 news articles over 33 years. … Continue reading

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Bug Maps: A Tool for the Visual Exploration and Analysis of Bugs

Andre Hora, Nicolas Anquetil, Stephane Ducasse, Muhammad Bhatti, Cesar Couto, Marco Tulio Valente, and Julio Martins. Bug Maps: A Tool for the Visual Exploration and Analysis of Bugs. Demonstration at CSMR 2012. Abstract: To harness the complexity of big legacy … Continue reading

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