Jo Wood

Professor of Visual Analytics
Room A401a
City University London
EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7040 0146
: jwoLondon


Jo is a Professor of Visual Analytics at the giCentre is head of the Department of Computer Science at City University London. He has been involved in teaching and research in GI Science and visualization since 1990. His research interests range from visual design to visual analytics, from transport visualization to terrain modelling and visual storytelling to cartography. He is author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and software including giCentre Utils the LandSerf GIS and the Handy sketchy library for Processing.


Some further work


Selected publications

Beecham, R., Dykes, J., Meulemans, W., Slingsby, A., Turkay, C. and Wood, J. (2017) Map LineUps: effects of spatial structure on graphical inference. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(1), 391-400.

Beecham, R., Rooney, C., Meier, S., Dykes, J., Slingsby, A., Turkay, C., Wood, J. and Wong, W. (2016) Faceted Views of Varying Emphasis (FaVVEs): a framework for visualising multi-perspective small multiples. Computer Graphics Forum, 35(3), 241-249.

Wood, J. (2015) Visualizing personal progress in participatory sports cycling events. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 35(4), 73-81.

Wood, J., Beecham, R. and Dykes, J. (2014). Moving beyond sequential design: Reflections on a rich multi-channel approach to data visualizationIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12), 2171-2180.

Walker, R., Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., Xu, K., Wood, J., Nguyen, P., Stephens, D., Wong, W. and Zheng, Y. (2013). An extensible framework for provenance in human terrain visual analytics. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12), 2139-2148.

Wood, J., Isenberg, P., Isenberg, T., Dykes, J., Boukhelifa, N. and Slingsby, A. (2012). Sketchy rendering for information visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12), 2749-2758.

Wood, J., Badawood, D., Dykes, J.and Slingsby, A. (2011) BallotMaps: Detecting name bias in alphabetically ordered ballot papersIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17(12), 2384-2391.

Wood, J., Dykes, J. and Slingsby, A. (2010) Visualization of origins, destinations and flows with OD mapsCartographic Journal, 47(2), 117-129.

Slingsby, A., Dykes, J., and Wood, J. (2009) Configuring hierarchical layouts to address research questionsIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(6), 977-984.

Wood, J. and Dykes, J. (2008) Spatially ordered treemapsIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 14(6), 1348-1355.

Wood, J. Dykes, J. and Slingsby, A. (2007) Interactive visual exploration of a large spatio-temporal dataset: Reflections on a geovisualization mashupIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13(6), 1176-1183.

Arciniegas, C. and Wood, J. (2006) Collaboration networks revealed by IJGIS. in Fisher, P. (ed.Classics from IJGIS: Twenty Years of the International Journal of Geographic Information Science and Systems. CRC Press, 547-553.

Voudouris, V., Wood, J. and Fisher, P. (2005) Collaborative geoVisualization: Object-field representations with semantic and uncertainty information. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3762, 1056-1065.

Fisher, P., Wood, J. and Cheng, T. (2004) Where is Helvellyn? Fuzziness of multiscale landscape morphometryTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29(1), 106-128.