Author: Robert Kosara

Robert Kosara

Robert Kosara

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, College of Information Technology, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), where I am also a member of the Charlotte Visualization Center.

I received both my Ph.D. (2001) and M.S. degrees from Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria). Before coming to Charlotte, I worked at the VRVis Research Center and the in-silico pharmaceutical research company Inte:Ligand.

My research is in Information Visualization (InfoVis) and Visual Analytics. The goal of these fields is to translate data into images that we can interact with and read to understand the underlying data.


Publication period start: 2001
Publication period end: 2010
Number of co-authors: 13


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
David H. Laidlaw
Silvia Miksch
Helwig Hauser

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Lars Erik Holmquist
Colin Ware
Manfred Tscheligi


Ziemkiewicz, Caroline, Kosara, Robert (2010): Beyond Bertin: Seeing the Forest despite the Trees. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 30 (5) pp. 7-11.

Kosara, Robert, Drury, Fritz, Holmquist, Lars Erik, Laidlaw, David H. (2008): Visualization Criticism. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 28 (3) pp. 13-15.

Kosara, Robert, Healey, Christopher G., Interrante, Victoria, Laidlaw, David H., Ware, Colin (2003): User Studies: Why, How, and When?. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 23 (4) pp. 20-25.

Kosara, Robert, Miksch, Silvia, Hauser, Helwig (2002): Focus and Context Taken Literally. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 22 (1) pp. 22-29.

Schrammel, Johann, Giller, Verena, Tscheligi, Manfred, Kosara, Robert, Hauser, Helwig, Miksch, Silvia (2003): Experimental Evaluation of Semantic Depth of Field, a Preattentive Method for Focus+Contex. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT03: Human-Computer Interaction , 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 888.

Kosara, Robert (2007): Visualization Criticism - The Missing Link Between Information Visualization and Art. In: IV 2007 - 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation 2-6 July, 2007, Zürich, Switzerland. pp. 631-636.

Bendix, Fabian, Kosara, Robert, Hauser, Helwig (2005): Parallel Sets: Visual Analysis of Categorical Data. In: InfoVis 2005 - IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 23-25 October, 2005, Minneapolis, MN, USA. pp. 18.

Kosara, Robert, Miksch, Silvia, Hauser, Helwig (2001): Semantic Depth of Field. In: InfoVis 2001 , 2001, . pp. 97-104.

Kosara, Robert, Bendix, Fabian, Hauser, Helwig (2004): TimeHistograms for Large, Time-Dependent Data. In: Deussen, Oliver, Hansen, Charles D., Keim, Daniel A., Saupe, Dietmar (eds.) VisSym 2004 - Symposium on Visualization May 19-21, 2004, Konstanz, Germany. pp. 45-54,340.

Ziemkiewicz, Caroline, Kosara, Robert (2010): Implied dynamics in information visualization. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces , 2010, . pp. 215-222.

Commentary for Data Visualization for Human Perception chapter of The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed..