Francisco Gutiérrez
Software Engineer
Doctoral Student @ AugmentHCI
Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven
Celestijnenlaan 200A, 3001
Leuven, Belgium

About me

I am a Mexican doing a PhD in Belgium. My research focuses on visual analytics and communication of uncertainty. Mainly, I am interested in supporting non-expert users in everyday decision-making. I also research how augmented reality can enhance the user experience on decision support systems. My doctoral advisor is Prof. dr. Katrien Verbert.


I follow a design-centered approach that includes a scientific focus on a qualitative and quantitative analysis of behavior. I am a teaching assistant of the Data Visualisation course from the Advanced Master of Digital Humanities at KU Leuven.


I also like sci-fi movies, photography, playing guitar, going to concerts, playing board games and video games. I have a Youtube channel [TacoLab] with my buddy Sven Charleer.

Projects

Managing Uncertainty in Visual Analytics

Visual Analytics studies the representation of information to enable interactive analysis of complex datasets. These representations facilitate a correct interpretation of otherwise intractable data. The uncertain nature of the data can harm the decision-making process. Our project investigates new visualization techniques that can communicate uncertainty to non-experts that have little or no knowledge of data processing.

Big Data Grapes [Link]

BigDataGrapes aims to help European companies in the wine and natural cosmetics industries become more competitive in the international markets. It specifically tries to help companies across the grapevine-powered value chain ride the big data wave, supporting business decisions with real-time and cross-stream analysis of very large, diverse and multimodal data sources.

VDAB [Link]

Job seekers consult job openings related to their competences through an automatic matching system. Using data visualization, together with VDAB, we investigate how we can provide more control to job seekers in order to search the job market in a more efficient, targeted way.

LALA [Link]

The LALA (Learning Analytics for Latin America) project aims to build the local capacity to design, implement and use Learning Analytics tools in Latin America Higher Education Institutions (HEI), with the aid of European Universities, to provide a powerful tool to solve any problem where academic data analysis is necessary.

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Portfolio

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Publications

Gutiérrez, Francisco, Robin De Croon, Nyi Nyi Htun and Katrien Verbert. "Explaining and exploring job recommendations: a user-driven approach for interacting with knowledge-based job recommender systems" In Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. ACM, 2019.

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Gutiérrez, Francisco, Nyi Nyi Htun, Florian Schlenz, Aikaterini Kasimati, and Katrien Verbert. "A review of visualisations in agricultural decision support systems: An HCI perspective." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 163 (2019).

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Gutiérrez, Francisco, Xavier Ochoa, Karsten Seipp, Tom Broos, and Katrien Verbert. “Benefits and Trade-offs of Different Model Representations in Decision Support Systems for Non-expert Users”. In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2019.

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Gutiérrez, Francisco, Nyi Nyi Htun, Sven Charleer, Robin De Croon, and Katrien Verbert. "Designing Augmented Reality Applications for Personal Health Decision-Making." In Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2019.

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Charleer, Sven, Francisco Gutiérrez Hernández, and Katrien Verbert. "Supporting job mediator and job seeker through an actionable dashboard." In Proceedings of the 24th IUI conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. ACM, 2018.

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Gutiérrez, Francisco, Karsten Seipp, Xavier Ochoa, Katherine Chiluiza, Tinne De Laet, and Katrien Verbert. "LADA: A learning analytics dashboard for academic advising." Computers in Human Behavior (2018).

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