Noëlle Rakotondravony

Worcester Polytechnic Institute |

👋🏼 I am a PhD student in Computer Science at WPI. I worked in the View Lab, advised by Prof. Lane Harrison. My research interests are at the intersection of data visualization design, evaluation, and Human-Computer Interaction, across languages and cultures.

I design experiments and interactive user interfaces, and combine quantitative and qualitative methods to model how people explore, talk about, reason with, and design visual representation of information, and how that might vary in different cultural contexts.

Prior to WPI, I was a research associate at the University of Passau, Germany, working on cloud computing security, and data visualization for cybersecurity. And before that, I received a national degree in telecommunication engineering from the Higher-School of Communication of Tunis, Tunisia.

📍 News

Aug 4, 2023 Our paper, Beyond English: Centering Multilingualism in Data Visualization has been accepted at the Visualization for Social Good workshop at VIS 2023.
Feb 15, 2023 For the next six months, I will be a visiting researcher at the Data Visualization and Analysis group at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Oct 21, 2022 I accepted to serve as a Student Volunteers Co-Chair for IEEE VIS 2023.

📜 Selected publications

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    Beyond English: Centering Multilingualism in Data Visualization
    Noëlle Rakotondravony, Priya Dhawka, and Melanie Bancilhon
    Workshop on Visualization for Social Good, 2023
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    Probablement, Wahrscheinlich, Likely ? A Cross-Language Study of How People Verbalize Probabilities in Icon Array Visualizations
    Noëlle Rakotondravony, Yiren Ding, and Lane Harrison
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2022
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    VisQuiz: Exploring Feedback Mechanisms to Improve Graphical Perception
    Ryan Birchfield, Maddison Caten, Errica Cheng, and 6 more authors
    IEEE Visualization and Visual Analytics (VIS), 2022
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    Investigating the Use of Native and Secondary Language with Data Visualization in Madagascar
    Henintsoa S Andrianarivony, Taratra D Raharison, I Tamby Rakotoniaina, and 3 more authors