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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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  • 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.
    Email: Miriam_Perkins@student.uml.edu
  • 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