On July 7, 2021, Tom Horak successfully defended his PhD thesis. His topic Visual Data Analysis in Device Ecologies addresses the question, how multiple co-located computing devices can be used in synergistic combination for facilitating visual data exploration and analysis. Within his research, Tom Horak connected in innovative ways research from human-computer interaction and information visualization and proposed novel approaches. We are delighted that Jo Vermeulen from Autodesk Research (Toronto) agreed to serve as external reviewer for this thesis. After his great defense, the entire Interactive Media Lab and further guests came together to celebrate in a great restaurant with a gorgeous view on the Elbe river.
We congratulate Tom Horak on his remarkable dissertation and wish him all the best for the future.