I earned my PhD in Computer Science from University of Victoria. My main research interests include visual analytics, information visualization, personal visualization, human-computer interaction and user experience.  I am also interested in interdisciplinary research that bring psychological and cognitive sciences theories and principles into visual data analysis domain. My work on provenance investigates the use of analysis history for providing  proximal cues for navigating information spaces.

I am originally from a Mashhad, the second biggest town in Iran. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University Science Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and my Master of Software Engineering at the University Malaya, both in Malaysia. 

In 2009, I moved to Canada where I earned my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Victoria with Dr. Melany Tory. Since September 2016 I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC San Diego, working with Dr. Nadir Weibel and his lab.

Publications

  • A. Sarvghad, N. Mahyar, and M. Tory, “History tools for collaborative visualization,” Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces-CoVIS’09, p. 21, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{sarvghad2009history,
      Author = {Sarvghad, Ali and Mahyar, Narges and Tory, Melanie},
      Date-Added = {2016-09-02 18:10:38 +0000},
      Date-Modified = {2016-09-02 18:10:38 +0000},
      Journal = {Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces-CoVIS'09},
      Pages = {21},
      Title = {History tools for collaborative visualization},
      Year = {2009}}
  • N. Mahyar, A. Sarvghad, and M. Tory, “Roles of notes in co-located collaborative visualization,” Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces-CoVIS’09, p. 13, 2009.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{mahyar2009roles,
      Author = {Mahyar, Narges and Sarvghad, Ali and Tory, Melanie},
      Date-Added = {2016-09-02 18:11:40 +0000},
      Date-Modified = {2016-09-02 18:11:40 +0000},
      Journal = {Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces-CoVIS'09},
      Pages = {13},
      Title = {Roles of notes in co-located collaborative visualization},
      Year = {2009}}
  • N. Mahyar, A. Sarvghad, and M. Tory, “A closer look at note taking in the co-located collaborative visual analytics process,” in Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2010 IEEE Symposium on, 2010, pp. 171-178.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{mahyar2010closer,
      Author = {Mahyar, Narges and Sarvghad, Ali and Tory, Melanie},
      Booktitle = {Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), 2010 IEEE Symposium on},
      Date-Added = {2016-09-02 18:09:29 +0000},
      Date-Modified = {2016-09-02 18:09:29 +0000},
      Organization = {IEEE},
      Pages = {171--178},
      Title = {A closer look at note taking in the co-located collaborative visual analytics process},
      Year = {2010}}
  • N. Mahyar, A. Sarvghad, and M. Tory, “Note-taking in co-located collaborative visual analytics: Analysis of an observational study,” Information Visualization, p. 1473871611433713, 2012.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{mahyar2012note,
      Author = {Mahyar, Narges and Sarvghad, Ali and Tory, Melanie},
      Date-Added = {2016-09-02 18:10:14 +0000},
      Date-Modified = {2016-09-02 18:10:14 +0000},
      Journal = {Information Visualization},
      Pages = {1473871611433713},
      Publisher = {Sage Publications},
      Title = {Note-taking in co-located collaborative visual analytics: Analysis of an observational study},
      Year = {2012}}
  • N. Mahyar, A. Sarvghad, M. Tory, and T. Weeres, “Observations of record-keeping in co-located collaborative analysis,” in System Sciences (HICSS), 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on, 2013, pp. 460-469.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{mahyar2013observations,
      Author = {Mahyar, Narges and Sarvghad, Ali and Tory, Melanie and Weeres, Tyler},
      Booktitle = {System Sciences (HICSS), 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on},
      Date-Added = {2016-09-02 18:11:06 +0000},
      Date-Modified = {2016-09-02 18:11:06 +0000},
      Organization = {IEEE},
      Pages = {460--469},
      Title = {Observations of record-keeping in co-located collaborative analysis},
      Year = {2013}}
  • A. Sarvghad and M. Tory, “Exploiting analysis history to support collaborative data analysis,” in Proceedings of the 41st Graphics Interface Conference, 2015, pp. 123-130.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{sarvghad2015exploiting,
      Author = {Sarvghad, Ali and Tory, Melanie},
      Booktitle = {Proceedings of the 41st Graphics Interface Conference},
      Date-Added = {2016-09-02 18:13:49 +0000},
      Date-Modified = {2016-09-02 18:13:49 +0000},
      Organization = {Canadian Information Processing Society},
      Pages = {123--130},
      Title = {Exploiting analysis history to support collaborative data analysis},
      Year = {2015}}

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