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Kostiantyn Kucher

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer in Information Visualization with Specialization in Visual Analytics of Texts, Networks, and Machine Learning Models

Biography

  • PhD in Computer and Information Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2019
  • MSc in Computer Science (Information Control Systems and Technologies), Odessa National Polytechnic University, Ukraine, 2012
  • BSc in Computer Science, Odessa National Polytechnic University, Ukraine, 2010

Kostiantyn Kucher was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He received a Master's degree with honors in Computer Science from Odessa National Polytechnic University in 2012. During 2013–2018, Kostiantyn was a PhD student with a specialization in Information Visualization and Visual Analytics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Kerren with the ISOVIS group at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University. Kostiantyn defended his PhD dissertation titled "Sentiment and Stance Visualization of Textual Data for Social Media" in April 2019. During December 2018–December 2019, he was a research assistant with the ISOVIS group.

During January 2020–August 2022, he was an associate senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology. During May 2021–August 2022, Kostiantyn was also a part-time visiting assistant lecturer at Linköping University.

Starting with September 2022, Kostiantyn is a senior lecturer with the iVis group at the Department of Science and Technology at Linköping University in Norrköping.


 

Recent Updates

April 2024: If you intend to use word clouds for text visualization, but you are aware of the shortcomings of classic word clouds, try out Word Rain! Our article is now published online in the Information Visualization journal, and the source code is available on Github 
October 2023: Kostiantyn will serve as a Poster track co-chair at EuroVis 2024, which will take place in Odense, Denmark during 27–31 May, 2024.

June 2023: Dr. Katerina Vrotsou and Dr. Kostiantyn Kucher are co-editing a special issue on Visual Analytics: Techniques and Applications of the Analytics journal (MDPI). Paper submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2024.

Research

The main research interests and projects of Kostiantyn include the following:

Publications

2024

Jinyi Wang, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2024) Visual Analysis of Power Plant Data for European Countries Poster Proceedings of the 26th Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2024 Posters) Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Elin Akkurt, Johanna Folde, Andreas Kerren (2024) Visual Analysis of Humor Assessment Annotations for News Headlines in the Humicroedit Data Set Proceedings of the First Workshop on Visualization for Natural Language Processing (Vis4NLP 2024) Continue to DOI
Zeyang Huang, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2024) Towards a Visual Analytics System for Emotion Trajectories in Multiparty Conversations Poster Proceedings of the 26th Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2024 Posters) Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Alexandra Diehl, Christina Gillmann (Editorship) (2024) Poster Proceedings of the 26th Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2024 Posters)
Tina-Simone Neset, Lotta Andersson, Magnus Matteo Edström, Katerina Vrotsou, Clara Greve Villaro, Carlo Navarra, Kostiantyn Kucher, Fredrik Schück, Caroline Rydholm, Jonas Unger, Björn-Ola Linnér (2024) AI för klimatanpassning: Hur kan nya digitala teknologier stödja klimatanpassning?
Maria Skeppstedt, Magnus Ahltorp, Kostiantyn Kucher, Matts Lindström (2024) From Word Clouds to Word Rain: Revisiting the Classic Word Cloud to Visualize Climate Change Texts Information Visualization, Article 14738716241236188 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Nellie Engström, Wilma Axelsson, Berkant Savas, Andreas Kerren (2024) Visualization of Swedish News Articles: A Design Study Proceedings of the 19th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP '24): Volume 1: GRAPP, HUCAPP and IVAPP, p. 670-677 Continue to DOI
Angelos Chatzimparmpas, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2024) Visualization for Trust in Machine Learning Revisited: The State of the Field in 2023 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications Continue to DOI

2023

Daniel Witschard, Ilir Jusufi, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2023) Visually Guided Network Reconstruction Using Multiple Embeddings Proceedings of the 16th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis '23), visualization notes track, IEEE, 2023, p. 212-216 Continue to DOI
Elizaveta Kopacheva, Masoud Fatemi, Kostiantyn Kucher (2023) Using Social-Media-Network Ties for Predicting Intended Protest Participation in Russia Online Social Networks and Media, Vol. 37-38, Article 100273 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2023) Supporting University Research and Administration via Interactive Visual Exploration of Bibliographic Data Proceedings of the 18th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP '23): Volume 3: IVAPP, p. 248-255 Continue to DOI
Katerina Vrotsou, Carlo Navarra, Kostiantyn Kucher, Igor Fedorov, Fredrik Schück, Jonas Unger, Tina-Simone Neset (2023) Towards a Volunteered Geographic Information-Facilitated Visual Analytics Pipeline to Improve Impact-Based Weather Warning Systems Atmosphere, Vol. 14, Article 1141 Continue to DOI
Zeyang Huang, Daniel Witschard, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2023) VA + Embeddings STAR: A State-of-the-Art Report on the Use of Embeddings in Visual Analytics Computer graphics forum (Print), Vol. 42, p. 539-571 Continue to DOI

2022

Kostiantyn Kucher, Nicole Sultanum, Angel Daza, Vasiliki Simaki, Maria Skeppstedt, Barbara Plank, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Narges Mahyar (2022) An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Evaluation and Experimental Design for Visual Text Analytics: Position Paper Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE Workshop on Evaluation and Beyond — Methodological Approaches to Visualization (BELIV '22) Continue to DOI
Victoria Yantseva, Kostiantyn Kucher (2022) Stance Classification of Social Media Texts for Under-Resourced Scenarios in Social Sciences Data, Vol. 7, Article 159 Continue to DOI
Zeyang Huang, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2022) Towards an Exploratory Visual Analytics System for Multivariate Subnetworks in Social Media Analysis Poster Abstracts, IEEE Visualization and Visual Analytics (VIS '22)
Daniel Witschard, Ilir Jusufi, Rafael M. Martins, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2022) Interactive optimization of embedding-based text similarity calculations Information Visualization, Vol. 21, p. 335-353 Continue to DOI
Angelos Chatzimparmpas, Rafael Messias Martins, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2022) FeatureEnVi: Visual Analytics for Feature Engineering Using Stepwise Selection and Semi-Automatic Extraction Approaches IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 28, p. 1773-1791 Continue to DOI
Tácito Trindade de Araújo Tiburtino Neves, Rafael Messias Martins, Danilo Barbosa Coimbra, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Fernando Vieira Paulovich (2022) Fast and Reliable Incremental Dimensionality Reduction for Streaming Data Computers & graphics, Vol. 102, p. 233-244 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Samir Bouchama, Achim Ebert, Andreas Kerren (2022) Task-Based Evaluation of Sentiment Visualization Techniques Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP '22): Volume 3: IVAPP, Online Streaming, February 6-8, 2022, p. 187-194 Continue to DOI

2021

Kostiantyn Kucher, Masoud Fatemi, Mikko Laitinen (2021) Towards Visual Sociolinguistic Network Analysis Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP '21): Volume 3: IVAPP, Online Streaming, February 8-10, 2021, p. 248-255 Continue to DOI
Angelos Chatzimparmpas, Rafael Messias Martins, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2021) StackGenVis: Alignment of Data, Algorithms, and Models for Stacking Ensemble Learning Using Performance Metrics IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 27, p. 1547-1557 Continue to DOI
Masoud Fatemi, Kostiantyn Kucher, Mikko Laitinen, Pasi Fränti (2021) Self-Similarity of Twitter Users Proceedings of the 2021 Swedish Workshop on Data Science (SweDS) Continue to DOI
Rafael Messias Martins, Morgan Ericsson, Danny Weyns, Kostiantyn Kucher (Editorship) (2021) Proceedings of the 2021 Swedish Workshop on Data Science (SweDS)
Victoria Yantseva, Kostiantyn Kucher (2021) Machine Learning for Social Sciences: Stance Classification of User Messages on a Migrant-Critical Discussion Forum Proceedings of the 2021 Swedish Workshop on Data Science (SweDS) Continue to DOI
Angelos Chatzimparmpas, Rafael Messias Martins, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2021) Empirical Study: Visual Analytics for Comparing Stacking to Blending Ensemble Learning Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS23), p. 1-8 Continue to DOI
Angelos Chatzimparmpas, Rafael Messias Martins, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2021) VisEvol: Visual Analytics to Support Hyperparameter Search through Evolutionary Optimization Computer graphics forum (Print), Vol. 40, p. 201-214 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Rafael Messias Martins, Andreas Kerren (2021) Project in Visualization and Data Analysis: Experiences in Designing and Coordinating the Course Proceedings of 42nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics (EG '21) — Education Papers, p. 39-44 Continue to DOI

2020

Maria Skeppstedt, Magnus Ahltorp, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Rafal Rzepka, Kenji Araki (2020) Topic modelling applied to a second language: A language adaption and tool evaluation study Selected Papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2019, p. 145-156, Article 17 Continue to DOI
Angelos Chatzimparmpas, Rafael Messias Martins, Ilir Jusufi, Kostiantyn Kucher, Fabrice Rossi, Andreas Kerren (2020) The State of the Art in Enhancing Trust in Machine Learning Models with the Use of Visualizations Computer graphics forum (Print), Vol. 39, p. 713-756 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Rafael Messias Martins, Carita Paradis, Andreas Kerren (2020) StanceVis Prime: Visual Analysis of Sentiment and Stance in Social Media Texts Journal of Visualization, Vol. 23, p. 1015-1034 Continue to DOI
Vasiliki Simaki, Carita Paradis, Maria Skeppstedt, Magnus Sahlgren, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2020) Annotating speaker stance in discourse: The Brexit Blog Corpus Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory, Vol. 16, p. 215-248 Continue to DOI

2019

Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2019) Text Visualization Revisited: The State of the Field in 2019 Posters of the 21th EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '19), p. 29-31 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher (2019) Sentiment and Stance Visualization of Textual Data for Social Media

2018

Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, Andreas Kerren (2018) Visual Analysis of Sentiment and Stance in Social Media Texts EuroVis 2018 - Posters, p. 49-51 Continue to DOI
Maria Skeppstedt, Kostiantyn Kucher, Manfred Stede, Andreas Kerren (2018) Topics2Themes: Computer-Assisted Argument Extraction by Visual Analysis of Important Topics Proceedings of the LREC 2018 Workshop “The 3rd Workshop on Visualization as Added Value in the Development, Use and Evaluation of Language Resources (VisLR III)”, p. 9-16
Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, Andreas Kerren (2018) The State of the Art in Sentiment Visualization Computer graphics forum (Print), Vol. 37, p. 71-96, Article CGF13217 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, Andreas Kerren (2018) DoSVis: Document Stance Visualization Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP '18), p. 168-175 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Maria Skeppstedt, Andreas Kerren (2018) Application of Interactive Computer-Assisted Argument Extraction to Opinionated Social Media Texts Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI '18), p. 102-103 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Rafael Messias Martins, Andreas Kerren (2018) Analysis of VINCI 2009-2017 Proceedings Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI '18), 13-15 August 2018, Växjö, Sweden, p. 97-101 Continue to DOI

2017

Rafael Messias Martins, Vasiliki Simaki, Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, Andreas Kerren (2017) StanceXplore: Visualization for the Interactive Exploration of Stance in Social Media
Andreas Kerren, Kostiantyn Kucher, Yuan-Fang Li, Falk Schreiber (2017) MDS-based Visual Survey of Biological Data Visualization Techniques EuroVis 2017 - Posters, p. 85-87 Continue to DOI
Maria Skeppstedt, Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, Andreas Kerren (2017) Language Processing Components of the StaViCTA Project Proceedings of the Workshop on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2017 (LACompLing 2017), p. 137-138
Andreas Kerren, Kostiantyn Kucher, Yuan-Fang Li, Falk Schreiber (2017) BioVis Explorer: A visual guide for biological data visualization techniques PLOS ONE, Vol. 12, Article e0187341 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, Magnus Sahlgren, Andreas Kerren (2017) Active Learning and Visual Analytics for Stance Classification with ALVA ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, Vol. 7, Article 14 Continue to DOI

2016

Kostiantyn Kucher, Daniel Cernea, Andreas Kerren (2016) Visualizing Excitement of Individuals and Groups Proceedings of the ACM IUI 2016 Workshop on Emotion and Visualization (EmoVis '16), p. 15-22 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, Magnus Sahlgren (2016) Visual Analysis of Text Annotations for Stance Classification with ALVA EuroVis Posters 2016, p. 49-51 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, Magnus Sahlgren (2016) Visual Analysis of Online Social Media to Open Up the Investigation of Stance Phenomena Information Visualization, Vol. 15, p. 93-116 Continue to DOI
Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, Magnus Sahlgren (2016) Methodology and Applications of Visual Stance Analysis: An Interactive Demo International Symposium on Digital Humanities, Växjö 7-8 November 2016: Book of Abstracts, p. 56-57

2015

Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2015) Text Visualization Techniques: Taxonomy, Visual Survey, and Community Insights Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis '15),, p. 117-121 Continue to DOI
Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Magnus Sahlgren (2015) New Perspectives on Gathering, Vetting and Employing Big Data from Online Social Media: An Interdisciplinary Approach Abstracts Booklet, ICAME 36: Words, Words, Words – Corpora and Lexis, p. 153-155

2014

Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, Magnus Sahlgren (2014) Visual Analysis of Stance Markers in Online Social Media Poster Abstracts of IEEE VIS 2014 Continue to DOI
Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Magnus Sahlgren (2014) Turning Face: Emoticons as Reinforcers/Attenuators
Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Magnus Sahlgren (2014) The Signifier, Signified and Stance: Happy/Sad Emoticons as Emotionizers Book of Abstracts, IACS 2014, p. 219-219
Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren (2014) Text Visualization Browser: A Visual Survey of Text Visualization Techniques Poster Abstracts of IEEE VIS 2014
Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Magnus Sahlgren, Afshin Rahimi (2014) Hedges and Tweets: Certainty and Uncertainty in Epistemic Markers in Microblog Feeds Book of abstracts: 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea 11–14 September 2014, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, p. 199-199

2013

Kostiantyn Kucher, Danny Weyns (2013) A Self-Adaptive Software System to Support Elderly Care Proceedings of Modern Information Technology, MIT, 2013