Hi, I'm Noëlle

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at WPI. I work in the VIEW Lab, advised by Prof. Lane Harrison. My research interests intersect between data visualization design and evaluation, Human-Computer Interaction, natural language, and cultures.

  • Visualization and UI design ReactJS, Javascript, D3.js
  • Experiment design Statistical inference, crowdsourcing, mixed method
  • Software Design and Analysis

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

I am passionate about promoting diversity in computer science and engaging in activities to teach underrepresented groups, especially about data, data visualization, and cybersecurity.

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Selected publications

Full list on Google Schoolar | DBLP

Probablement, Wahrscheinlich, Likely? A Cross-Language Study of How People Verbalize Probabilities in Icon Array Visualizations

Noëlle Rakotondravony, Yiren Ding, Lane Harrison

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2022 (in press)

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VisQuiz: Exploring Feedback Mechanisms to Improve Graphical Perception Short

Ryan Birchfield, Maddison Caten, Errica Cheng, Madyson Kelly, Truman Larson, Hoan Phan Pham, Yiren Ding, Noëlle Rakotondravony, Lane Harrison

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2022

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Investigating the Use of Native and Secondary Language with Data Visualization in Madagascar Poster

Henintsoa S. Andrianarivony, Taratra D. Raharison, I. Tamby Rakotoniaina, Mirindra T. N. Ramarokoto, Noëlle Rakotondravony, Lane Harrison


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Visualizing Web Application Execution Logs to Improve Software Security Defect Localization

Matthew Puentes, Yunsen Lei, Noëlle Rakotondravony, Lane Harrison, Craig Shue

2022 IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and Reengineering (SANER)

Dynamic Consent: Physical Switches and Feedback to Adjust Consent to IoT Data Collection

Henrich Pöhls, and Noëlle Rakotondravony

International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Springer, Cham, 2020.

Classifying malware attacks in IaaS cloud environments

Noëlle Rakotondravony, Benjamin Taubmann, Waseem Mandarawi, Eva Weishäupl, Peng Xu, Bojan Kolosnjaji, Mykolai Protsenko, Hermann de Meer, and Hans P. Reiser

Journal of Cloud Computing, 2017

Cloudphylactor: Harnessing mandatory access control for virtual machine introspection in cloud data centers

Benjamin Taubmann, Noëlle Rakotondravony, and Hans P. Reiser

2016 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA