Jacob Ritchie

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I am an M.Sc. Student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I specialize in Human-Computer Interaction and am supervised by Daniel Wigdor and Fanny Chevalier of the Dynamic Graphics Project.

My current research interests lie in information visualization, specifically in how to bring powerful interactive visualizations to users on mobile devices.

I have previously done research in machine learning, bioinformatics, robotics, and scientific computing. I completed my undergraduate degree in Engineering Science, with a minor in Robotics, at the University of Toronto. I also have experience as a software engineer in industry, having worked for a year at the Intel Programmable Solutions Group.

My M.Sc. research project is currently in submission to CHI 2019. I am currently seeking a research internship starting in February 2019, and hope to begin Ph.D. studies in HCI in September 2019.


Email: jacob.ritchie@mail.utoronto.ca

Twitter: @jwkritchie

LinkedIn: jacobritchie1

Curriculum Vitae

My curriculum vitae, with a complete list of professional experience, teaching experience, and awards.

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My portfolio of academic and professional projects.


Conference Paper (To Appear)

1. Jacob Ritchie, Daniel Wigdor, Fanny Chevalier. 2019. A Lie Reveals the Truth: Quasimodes for Task-Aligned Data Presentation. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages. Link to author copy.

Journal Paper

1. Jacob Ritchie, Spiro Pantazatos, Leon French. 2018. Transcriptomic characterization of MRI contrast with focus on the T1-w/T2-w ratio in the cerebral cortex, NeuroImage, Volume 174. Link to open access paper.

Posters and presentations

1. Monica Granados, Jacob Ritchie, Constance O'Connor. 2018. Guide to Eating Ontario Fishes Mobile Application, Up North on Climate Conference. Link to poster.

2. Jacob Ritchie, Spiro Pantazatos, Leon French. 2017. Magnetic Resonance Imaging from the Transcriptomic Perspective. 7th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI 2017) (Also presented at OHBM 2017) Link to poster.

3. Jacob Ritchie, Alex Mihailidis. 2013. Age-CAP: An Age-friendly Communities Assessment App University of Toronto Undergraduate Engineering Research Day. Link to web application.