Kawa Nazemi

Kawa Nazemi
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences · Faculty of Media

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Introduction
I am a full professor for Human-Computer Interaction & Visual Analytics at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Me and my research group investigate in particular machine learning methods combined with humans' perception and cognition to enable new insights from heterogenous data. I am further adjunct senior lecturer at Cork Institute of Technology and adjunct lecturer at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.
Additional affiliations
February 2018 - present
Cork Institute of Technology
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2016 - present
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor for Human-Computer Interaction and Visual Analytics
September 2007 - present
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
January 2011 - November 2014
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Field of study
  • Computer Science

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Publications (123)
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Adaptive visualizations aim to reduce the complexity of visual representations and convey information using interactive visualizations. Although the research on adaptive visualizations grew in the last years, the existing approaches do not make use of the variety of adaptable visual variables. Further the existing approaches often premises experts,...
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As governments and policy makers take advantage of information and communication technologies, leaders must understand how to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of modern technologies in order to be most effective in enacting change and leading their constituents. Advanced ICT Integration for Governance and Policy Modeling builds on the available...
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This book introduces a novel approach for intelligent visualizations that adapts the different visual variables and data processing to human’s behavior and given tasks. Thereby a number of new algorithms and methods are introduced to satisfy the human need of information and knowledge and enable a usable and attractive way of information acquisitio...
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The awareness of emerging technologies is essential for strategic decision making in enterprises. Emerging and decreasing technological trends could lead to strengthening the competitiveness and market positioning. The exploration, detection and identification of such trends can be essentially supported through information visualization, trend mini...
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The awareness of emerging trends is essential for strategic decision making because technological trends can affect a firm’s competitiveness and market position. The rise of artificial intelligence methods allows gathering new insights and may support these decision-making processes. However, it is essential to keep the human in the loop of these c...
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The integration of cyber-physical systems accelerates Industry 4.0. Smart factories become more and more complex, with novel connections, relationships, and dependencies. Consequently, complexity also rises with the vast amount of data. While acquiring data from all the involved systems and protocols remains challenging, the assessment and reasonin...
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This book is devoted to the emerging field of integrated visual knowledge discovery that combines advances in artificial intelligence/machine learning and visualization/visual analytic. A long-standing challenge of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is explaining models to humans, especially for live-critical applications like h...
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This volume is devoted to the emerging field of Integrated Visual Knowledge Discovery that combines advances in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and Visualization/Visual Analytics. Chapters included are extended versions of the selected AI and Visual Analytics papers and related symposia at the recent International Information Visua...
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The automatic detection of disinformation and misinformation has gained attention during the last years, since fake news has a critical impact on democracy, society, and journalism and digital literacy. In this paper, we present a binary content-based classification approach for detecting fake news automatically, with several recently published pre...
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Die visuelle Projektion von heterogenen (z.B. Forschungs-)Daten auf einer 2-dimensionalen Fläche, wie etwa einem Bildschirm, wird als Datenvisualisierung bezeichnet. Datenvisualisierung ist ein Oberbegriff für verschiedene Arten der visuellen Projektion. In diesem Kapitel wird zunächst der Begriff definiert und abgegrenzt. Der Fokus des Kapitels li...
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Cyber-physical systems in smart factories get more and more integrated and interconnected. Industry 4.0 accelerates this trend even further. Through the broad interconnectivity a new class of faults arise, the contextual faults, where contextual knowledge is needed to find the underlying reason. Fully-automated systems and the production line in a...
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Visual Analytics enables a deep analysis of complex and multivariate data by applying machine learning methods and interactive visualization. These complex analyses lead to gain insights and knowledge for a variety of analytics tasks to enable the decision-making process. The enablement of decision-making processes is essential for managing and pla...
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A variety of new technologies and ideas for businesses are arising in the domain of logistics and mobility. It can be differentiated between fundamental new approaches, e.g. central packaging stations or deliveries via drones and minor technological advancements that aim on more ecologically and economic transportation. The need for analytical syst...
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Analytical Reasoning by applying machine learning approaches, artificial intelligence, NLP and visualizations allow to get deep insights into the different domains of various stakeholders and enable to solve complex tasks. Thereby the tasks are very heterogenous and subject of investigation in the different areas of application. These tasks or chal...
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The rapid change due to digitalization challenge a variety of market players and force them to find strategies to be aware of developments in these markets, particularly those that impact their business. The main challenge is what a practical solution could look like and how technology can support market players in these trend observation tasks. Th...
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Scientific publications are an essential resource for detecting emerging trends and innovations in a very early stage, by far earlier than patents may allow. Thereby Visual Analytics systems enable a deep analysis by applying commonly unsupervised machine learning methods and investigating a mass amount of data. A main question from the Visual Anal...
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In the domain of mobility and logistics, a variety of new technologies and business ideas are arising. Beside technologies that aim on ecologically and economic transportation, such as electric engines, there are also fundamental different approaches like central packaging stations or deliveries via drones. Yet, there is a growing need for analytic...
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Simulation is recognized as a suitable tool for sociotechnical systems research. But the variety and complexity of sociotechnical systems often leads to the need for distributed simulation solutions to understand them. Models that are built for infrastructure planning are typical examples. They combine different domains and involve variety of simul...
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Mobility, transportation and logistics are more and more influenced by a variety of indicators such as new technological developments, ecological and economic changes, political decisions and in particular humans’ mobility behavior. These indicators will lead to massive changes in our daily live with regards to mobility, transportation and logistic...
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Visual Analytics provides with a combination of automated techniques and interactive visualizations huge analysis possibilities in technology and innovation management. Thereby not only the use of machine learning data mining methods plays an important role. Due to the high interaction capabilities, it provides a more user-centered approach, where...
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The awareness of market trends becomes relevant for a broad number of market branches, in particular the more they are challenged by the digitalization. Trend analysis solutions help business executives identifying upcoming trends early. But solid market analysis takes their time and are often not available on consulting or strategy discussions. Th...
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Through coupling of Data Mining, Visual Analytics and Business Analytics techniques, we created a novel solution for strategic market analysis with focus on early trend recognition. As fundament, we are able to consider a variety of text data, as for instance research publications available from a number of (open access) digital libraries, reports...
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Mobility, logistics and transportation are emerging fields of research and application. Humans’ mobility behavior plays an increasing role for societal challenges. Beside the societal challenges these areas are strongly related to technologies and innovations. Gathering information about emerging technologies plays an increasing role for the entire...
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The impact of the electromobility has next to the automotive industry also an increasing impact on the transportation and logistics domain. In particular the today’s starting switches to electronic trucks/scooter lead to massive changes in the organization and planning in this field. Public funding or tax reduction for environment friendly solution...
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"The awareness of market trends becomes relevant for a broad number of market branches, in particular the more they are challenged by the digitalization. Trend analysis solutions help business executives identifying upcoming trends early. But solid market analysis takes their time and are often not available on consulting or strategy discussions. T...
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"Virtual and augmented reality (VR / AR) applications have successfully overcome the critical part of the Gartner curve. Investments are made and new products entering the economy. However, a very small percentage of society have also heard about AR glasses, mainly linking these with potential identity threats and personal data breaches. The author...
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Interactive visualization and visual analytics systems enables solving a variety of tasks. Starting with simple search tasks for outliers, anomalies etc. in data to analytical comparisons, information visualizations may lead to a faster and more precise solving of tasks. There exist a variety of methods to support users in the process of task solvi...
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Laws or in general legal documents regulate a wide range of our daily life and also define the borders of business models and commercial services. However, legal text and laws are almost hard to understand. From other domains it is already known that visualizations can help understanding complex aspects easier. In fact, in this paper we introduce a...
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Visual Analytics enables solving complex and analytical tasks by combining automated data analytics methods and interactive visualizations. The complexity of tasks, the huge amount of data and the complex visual representation may overstrain the users of such systems. Intelligent and adaptive visualizations system show already promising results to...
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Visual information search systems support different search approaches such as targeted, exploratory or analytical search. Those visual systems deal with the challenge of composing optimal initial result visualization sets that face the search intention and respond to the search behavior of users. The diversity of these kinds of search tasks require...
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Politische und gesellschaftliche Prozesse werden durch Informationen sehr stark geprägt, wie auch die jüngsten Ereignisse aufzeigen. Diese Informationen können, trotz enormer Fortschritte, nicht immer aus den sehr großen, heterogenen und verteilten Daten entnommen werden. „Big Data“ stellt somit auch in der öffentlichen Verwaltung eine immer größer...
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A new approach for classifying users’ search intentions is described in this paper. The approach uses the parameters: word frequency, query length and entity matching for distinguishing the user's query into exploratory, targeted and analysis search. The approach focuses mainly on word frequency analysis, where different sources for word frequency...
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Policy design requires the investigation of various data in several design steps for making the right decisions, validating, or monitoring the political environment. The increasing amount of data is challenging for the stakeholders in this domain. One promising way to access the “big data” is by abstracted visual patterns and pictures, as proposed...
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Human-centered adaptation has been subject of research and development for more than two decades. In particular adaptive learning systems built the foundation of this research area. Content-based adaptation, navigation support, and help-systems are just example for the broad range of adaptive hypermedia and learning systems. The developed approache...
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The high-level design introduced in the previous chapter gave already a short and comprehensible view on a methodological level of our conceptual model.
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Semantic technologies provide new ways for accessing data and acquiring knowledge. The underlying structures allow finding information easier, gathering meaning and associations of data entities and associating data to users’ knowledge. Even though the focus of research in this area is more to provide “machine readable” data, human-centered systems...
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The conceptual model, designed and implemented in context of this work, requires to be proved and validated. Furthermore, shortcomings and limitations of the approach should be enlightened to enable future work for the community on this topic.
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This chapter introduces information visualization as a canonical foundation of this thesis. We will first try to differentiate information visualization from related areas. The goal is to have a common understanding of the term information visualization in context of this work. Thereafter we outline the interdisciplinary character of information vi...
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The last two chapters introduced first the general idea of our model in an abstract level to enable an overview of the conceptual model with our high-level design.
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The increasing amount and complexity of data in digital repositories emerge new challenges in particular for accessing the vast amount of data by human. The challenge of human access to data is investigated by different and partially complementary research areas. Information visualization focuses on the human visual information processing to provid...
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The literature review and the state of the art analysis in information visualization, semantics visualization, and adaptive visualization illustrated studies on human visual perception, existing approaches, and existing systems and methods.
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Information visualization is strongly related to human perception, human behavior, and in particular human interaction. It is a discipline that focuses on human to enable him gathering insights, knowledge, and solving various and heterogeneous tasks. The human-centered characteristic of information visualization requires valid and proper user studi...
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The visualization of the simulation results must be done in conformity with beneficiaries perception and professional domain understanding. It means that right data must be identified before. Semantic technologies provide new ways for accessing data and acquiring knowledge. The underlying structures allow finding information easier, gathering meani...
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E-Participation and the engagement of citizens in politics are on the agenda in many countries. Therefore, a number of project and programs were initiated that aim at finding creative and effective solutions for involving citizens. One intended aspect is the provision of transparency that enables citizens to analyze socio-economical indicators and...
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Abstract Goal definitions and developments are challenging in large-scale projects, because of the different expertise and skills of the stakeholders. Development often fails its intended goal because of misunderstandings and unclear definitions and descriptions during the planning phase. The paper describes a novel approach to collecting requireme...
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The early awareness of new technologies and upcoming trends is essential for making strategic decisions in enterprises and research. Trends may signal that technologies or related topics might be of great interest in the future or obsolete for future directions. The identification of such trends premises analytical skills that can be supported thro...
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Problem identification and solution finding are major challenges in policy modeling. Statistical indicator-data build the foundation for most of the required analysis work. In particular finding effective and efficient policies that solve an existing political problem is critical, since the forecast validation of the effectiveness is quite difficul...
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The process to develop sustainable public policies is done by public authorities ensuring the involvement of all stakeholders. ICT is rarely included in most of the today's applied policymaking processes. Other process definitions with a focus on ICT inclusion in policy modeling still exist, but they are not well defined. This chapter gives an over...
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The purpose of this chapter is to outline an advanced policy lifecycle, the FUPOL model with its ability to link technical features in the area of policy modeling. The FUPOL Policy Lifecycle is based on 6 stages, which are further divided into 8 main tasks. These main tasks are split up into 19 subtasks to provide a very detailed policy lifecycle s...
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The upcoming initiatives using ICT in the government process should strengthen the benefit of e-government in most countries. Since e-government among other e-related terms is a widely (interpreted) term, it is sometimes challenging to understand the objective and goals of an initiative. Therefore, in this chapter, the authors introduce and explain...
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The visual analysis of social media data emerged a huge number of interactive visual representations that use different characteristics of the data to enable the process of information acquisition. The social data are used in the domain of policy modeling to gather information about citizens’ demands, opinions, and requirements and help to decide a...
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Adaptive visualizations reduces the required cognitive effort to comprehend interactive visual pictures and amplify cognition. Although the research on adaptive visualizations grew in the last years, the existing approaches do not consider the transformation pipeline from data to visual representation for a more efficient and effective adaptation....
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Commonly, data used in public authorities are statistical data about certain indicator. Such valid kind of data allows an objective observation about indicator developments over time. In case of a significant deviation from the normal indicator level, it is difficult to understand the reasons for upcoming problems. In our paper we present an approa...
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Public authorities normally consider statistical data about indicators in their decision makings. Such valid kind of data allows an objective observation about indicator developments over time. In case of a significant deviation from the normal indicator level, it is difficult to understand the reasons for upcoming problems. In this article we pres...
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Human access to the increasing amount of information and data plays an essential role for the professional level and also for everyday life. While information visualization has developed new and remarkable ways for visualizing data and enabling the exploration process, adaptive systems focus on users’ behavior to tailor information for supporting t...
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This paper compares the E-Participation roadmaps of industrial and developing countries, based on Germany and Kenya as representatives. Therefore, the ICT roadmap of each country is described in a clear shape and with representative E-Participation projects of each country. Based on the projects, the comparison is performed on a categorical level i...
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Semantics visualizations enable the acquisition of information to amplify the acquisition of knowledge. The dramatic increase of semantics in form of Linked Data and Linked-Open Data yield search databases that allow to visualize the entire context of search results. The visualization of this semantic context enables one to gather more information...
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Information is an indispensable resource today. Access to and interaction with information play more and more a key role, whereas the amount of accessible information increases. Semantic technologies provide new solutions to structure this important property. One promising way to access the complex semantic structures and the huge amount of data is...
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Information and knowledge are growing permanently and represent valuable resources for many enterprises. The efficient access to knowledge of an enterprise like expertise, contact persons, project and milestone plans, etc. may simplify business processes and lead to time and cost savings. Semantic technologies offer numerous possibilities to enrich...
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Visual analytics is an interdisciplinary field of research at the boundary between data mining, statistics and visualization. Patterns and relations in the data complement a semantic representation of knowledge on a lower level of abstraction. One important goal of visual analytics is to find relations hidden in vast amounts of data, which can be t...
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Adaptive visualizations support users in information acquisition and exploration and therewith in human access of data. Their adaptation effect is often based on approaches that require the training by an expert. Further the effects often aims to support just the individual aptitudes. This paper introduces an approach for modeling a canonical user...
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Working effectively with computer-based devices is challenging, especially under mobile conditions, due to the various environmental influences. In this paper a visualization adaptation approach is described, to support the user under discriminatory environmental conditions. For this purpose, a context model for environmental influencing factors is...
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The upcoming initiatives using ICT in the government process should strengthen the benefit of e-government in most countries. Since e-government among other e-related terms is a widely (interpreted) term, it is sometimes challenging to understand the objective and goals of an initiative. Therefore, in this chapter, the authors introduce and explain...
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The purpose of this chapter is to outline an advanced policy lifecycle, the FUPOL model with its ability to link technical features in the area of policy modeling. The FUPOL Policy Lifecycle is based on 6 stages, which are further divided into 8 main tasks. These main tasks are split up into 19 subtasks to provide a very detailed policy lifecycle s...
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The policy making process requires the involvement of various stakeholders, who bring in very heterogeneous experiences and skills concerning the policymaking domain, as well as experiences of ICT solutions. Current solutions are primarily designed to provide “one-solution-fits-all” answers, which in most cases fail the needs of all stakeholders. I...
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Policy design requires the investigation of various data in several design steps for making the right decisions, validating, or monitoring the political environment. The increasing amount of data is challenging for the stakeholders in this domain. One promising way to access the “big data” is by abstracted visual patterns and pictures, as proposed...
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The process to develop sustainable public policies is done by public authorities ensuring the involvement of all stakeholders. ICT is rarely included in most of the today's applied policymaking processes. Other process definitions with a focus on ICT inclusion in policy modeling still exist, but they are not well defined. This chapter gives an over...
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FP7 FUPOL project No.287119 (see www.fupol.eu) aims at a new approach to traditional politics modeling. The FUPOL will be able to automatically collect, analyze and interpret opinions expressed on a large scale from the Internet and social networks. This will enable governments to gain a better understanding of the needs of citizens. Likewise the s...
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Adaptive visualizations aim to reduce the complexity of visual representations and convey information using interactive visualizations. Although the research on adaptive visualizations grew in the last years, the existing approaches do not make use of the variety of adaptable visual variables. Further the existing approaches often premises experts,...