M. Adil Yalçın

Data↔Human Interface Design Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park

Human Computer Interaction Lab Department of Computer Science Uni. of Maryland - College Park Contact

Lowering the barriers in rich visual & interactive data analysis for a broad audience is the driving motivation of my work. I target challenges in design, development, engineering, and computation. Most of my solutions become part of Keshif (www.keshif.me), a visual data exploration tool for the web. Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) is my home for research.

Previously, I worked on high performance visual computing using GPUs, 3D rendering, animation of physical deformations, and developed OpenREng (OpenRenderingEngine).

To work with me to build next-gen data products based on human-centered
design and research, or for consulting, contact me at or .


Ph.D. CandidateSep. 2010 - Current
Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Thesis on Rapid Exploratory Visual Data Analytics (Keshif)
Advisors: Niklas Elmqvist, Ben Bederson
Master of ScienceJune 2010
Computer Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Thesis: Real-Time Simulation and Visualization of Deformations on Heightfields
Advisor: Bülent Özgüç, Co-Advisor: Tolga Çapın
Bachelor of ScienceJune 2008
Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


User Interfaces / Visualization / Front End / Design JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, d3, Photoshop Development SublimeText, less, Version control (git/svn) Data Processing / Back End Node.js, SQL, Python, Java, Matlab Computer Graphics, Simulation C++, C, OpenGL / GLSL, OpenCL / Cuda, Lua Goal Effective, simple solutions to complex challenges


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