Hi! I’m Gabriela Molina León,

I am a PhD student at the University of Bremen. My research interests lie at the intersection of the areas of Information Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction. I’m interested in designing interactive visualizations to support data exploration by domain experts.

I am part of the Collaborative Research Center 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy and the Institute of Information Management Bremen (ifib). I received my Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Prior to that, I studied Computer Engineering at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela and at INSA Lyon in France.



Publications

Mapping the Global South: Equal-Area Projections for Choropleth Maps

Gabriela Molina León, Michael Lischka and Andreas Breiter. 2020. 2020 IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2020, pp. 91-95.

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Co-creating Visualizations: A First Evaluation with Social Science Researchers

Gabriela Molina León and Andreas Breiter. 2020. Computer Graphics Forum (Vol. 39, No. 3) for the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) 2020.

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Short-Contact Touch-Manipulation of Scatterplot Matrices on Wall Displays

Patrick Riehmann, Gabriela Molina León, Joshua Reibert, Florian Echtler and Bernd Froehlich. 2020. Computer Graphics Forum (Vol. 39, No. 3) for the Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) 2020.

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pART bench: A Hybrid Search Tool for Floor Plans in Architecture

Veronika Krauß, Ekaterina Fuchkina, Gabriela Molina León, Oana-Iuliana Popescu, Florian Echtler and Sven Bertel. 2015. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces (ITS ’15). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 265–270.

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Projects

Co-creating the Global Welfare State Information System

This is an interdisciplinary project to co-create an interactive web-based information system with social scientists that provides visual analysis tools to support social policy research. The project is part of the CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy.

I presented the results of our project so far at IC2S2 2019 in Amsterdam.

IC2S2 abstract

pART bench: A Hybrid Search Tool for Floor Plans in Architecture

We designed and built a hybrid search tool that allows to look for floor plans on tablets and on tabletops, using multi-touch gestures and tangibles. The first results were presented in the ITS 2015 publication mentioned above. Our project was supported by the Women’s Promotion Fund.

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Invited Talks

  • Participation in the HCI Science Slam at Math-IT-GIRLS, go! showcasing CS projects to schoolgirls. University of Bremen. October 2020.

  • Data Visualization in Python. Guest lecture. University of Bremen. June 2019.

  • Introduction to Visualization. Guest lecture. University of Bremen. January 2019.