Researchers

Andy Dufilie  
Senior Researcher
Scholarly Interests: Software Engineering
Andy Dufilie is Lead Engineer and Architect of the Weave project, Senior Researcher, and Ph.D. student at UMass Lowell. He is an experienced developer in ActionScript, Java, C++, database systems, data communications, and user interfaces. 
Email: adufilie@cs.uml.edu
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Ekaterina Galkina
Senior Researcher
Scholarly Interests: Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics
Kat is a graduate student working towards her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. She earned her B.S. in Biology (Bioinformatics) from UMass Lowell and a Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics from Boston University. Subsequently she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital studying various aspects of Huntington's disease. In 2011, Kat re-joined the IVPR where she is pursuing her interest in visualizing trends in another, more common neurodegenerative disorder - Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Email: Ekaterina_Galkina@student.uml.edu

Franck Kamayou
Senior Researcher
Scholarly Interests: Data Analysis, Software Engineering, and Visualization
Franck is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science department at UMass Lowell. He earned his B.S. in Math and Computer Science at UMass Lowell. Franck's work at the IVPR focuses on developing and using visualization and analysis tools aimed at data analysis.
Email: fkamayou@cs.uml.edu

Philip Kovac
Senior Researcher
Scholarly Interests: Graph Visualization, Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction
Philip is a senior engineer for the Weave project and a Ph.D. student at the IVPR. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from UMass Lowell. He has done extensive work in Actionscript, Java, C++, and Python, and acts as one of the lab's *NIX/Linux specialists.
Email: pkovac@cs.uml.edu

Miriam Perkins
Senior Researcher
Scholarly Interests: Bioinformatics, self-organization and complexity in living systems, visualization of information propagation within evolutionary processes 
Miriam is a Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology program at UMass Lowell, with a specialization in Bioinformatics. She received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Massachusetts. She has a background in actuarial science and is a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society. As part of the IVPR group, Miriam’s research will include the application of visual techniques to explore the behavior of biological systems.
John Fallon
Senior Researcher
Scholarly Interests: Collaboration, Text-based Visualizations, and Single Record Visualizations
John is a graduate student working toward his Ph.D. in Computer Science. He received a B.S. in Computer Science, with Honors, from UMass Lowell in 2013. In June, 2010, he began work as a research assistant in the IVPR. His work focused on developing novel features in Weave such as Collaboration and an Individual Record Tool. John has contributed to the VAST Challenge for the years 2011-2014.
Email: John_Fallon@student.uml.edu