2015 (14 Nominations)

Winner: Dr. Samuel Huron
Dissertation Title: Constructive Visualization: A Token-based Paradigm Allowing to Assemble Dynamic Visual Representation for Non-experts
Affiliation: University of Paris-Sud
Advisor: Professor Jean-Daniel Fekete
 
Honorable Mention: Dr. Eammon Maguire
Dissertation Title: Systematizing Glyph Design for Visualization
Affiliation: University of Oxford
Advisor: Professor Min Chen
 
Honorable Mention: Dr. Gabriel Mistelbauer
Dissertation Title: Smart Interactive Vessel Visualization in Radiology
Affiliation: Vienna University of Technology
Advisor: Professor Eduard Gröller 
 
Honorable Mention: Dr. Jeremy Boy
Dissertation Title: Engaging the People to Look Beyond the Surface of Online Information Visualizations of Open Data
Affiliation: Telecom ParisTech 
Advisor: Professor Jean-Daniel Fekete
 

2014 (13 Nominations)

Winner: Dr. Cheuk Horace Ip
Dissertation Title: Towards Data-Driven Large-Scale Scientific Visualization and Exploration 
Affiliation: University of Maryland, College Park
Advisor: Professor Amitabh Varshney 
 
Honorable Mention: Dr. Benjamin Bach
Dissertation Title: Connections Changes, and Cubes: Unfolding Dynamic Networks for Visual Exploration
Affiliation: University of Paris-Sud
Advisor: Professor Jean-Daniel Fekete
 
Honorable Mention: Dr. Jordan Crouser
Dissertation Title: Toward Theoretical Measures for Systems Involving Human Computation
Affiliation: Tufts University
Advisor: Professor Remco Chang
 

2013 (11 Nominations)

Winner: Dr. Alex Endert
Dissertation Title: Interaction for Visual Analytics: Inferring Analytical Reasoning for Model Steering
Affiliation: Virginia Tech 
Advisor: Professor Chris North 
 
Honorable Mention: Dr. Zhicheng Liu
Dissertation Title: Connections Changes, and Cubes: Unfolding Dynamic Networks for Visual Exploration
Affiliation: Georgia Tech
Advisor: Professor John Stasko
 
Finalist: Dr. Jaegul Choo
Dissertation Title: Integration of Computational Methods and Visual Analytics for Large-Scale High-Dimensional Data
Affiliation: Georgia Tech
Advisor: Professor Hansun Park
 
Finalist: Dr. Tiago Etiene
Dissertation Title: Towards the Theory and Practice of Verifying Visualizations
Affiliation: University of Utah
Advisor: Professor Claudio Silva
 
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