Shahid Latif

E-Mail: shahid.latif (at) uni-bamberg (dot) de

Anschrift: An der Weberei 5, 96047 Bamberg

Raum: WE_5/05.100


Sprechzeiten: on request

Zur Person: Shahid Latif is working as a research associate at the University of Bamberg since January 2022. Before that, he worked as a doctoral researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen for four and a half years. He has recently submitted his Ph.D. dissertation for the degree of Dr. rer.nat under the title: "Bridging the Gap Between Explanation and Exploration." His research deals with investigating a close integration of multiple media such as text and audio with data visualization in a communication context. He is also interested in exploring data visualization in virtual and augmented reality environments, as well as for smartphone displays. Recently, his research is heading in a direction toward leveraging multiple streams of data (e.g., knowledge graphs, social media data) and using state-of-the-art natural language processing techniques to contextualize data visualization for comprehensive dissemination. If you are interested in his research, feel free to get in touch with him for a potential thesis or project.


Beck, F., & Latif, S. (2022). Introduction to Multivariate Data Visualization (pp. 1–19). Zenodo.

Latif, S., Tarner, H., & Beck, F. (2022). Talking Realities: Audio Guides in Virtual Reality Visualizations. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 42(1).

Latif, S., Zhou, Z., Kim, Y., Kim, N. W., & Beck, F. (2022). Kori: Interactive Synthesis of Text and Charts in Data Documents. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 28(1).

Latif, S., Agarwal, S., Gottschalk, S., Chrosch, C., Feit, F., Jahn, J., Braun, T., Tchenko, Y. C., Demidova, E., & Beck, F. (2021). Visually Connecting Historical Figures Through Event Knowledge Graphs. 2021 IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), 156–160.

Latif, S., Chen, S., & Beck, F. (2021). A Deeper Understanding of Visualization–Text Interplay in Geographic Data-driven Stories. Computer Graphics Forum, 40(3), 311–322.

Agarwal, S., Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2020). How Visualization PhD Students Cope with Paper Rejections. In IEEE Workshop Celebrating the Scientific Value of Failure (FailFest) (pp. 6–10).

Mumtaz, H., Latif, S., Beck, F., & Weiskopf, D. (2020). Exploranative Code Quality Documents. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 26(1), 1129–1139.

Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2019b). Interactive Map Reports Summarizing Bivariate Geographic Data. Visual Informatics, 27–37.

Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2019a). VIS Author Profiles: Interactive Descriptions of Publication Records Combining Text and Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 25(1), 152–161.

Latif, S., Su, K., & Beck, F. (2019). Authoring Combined Textual and Visual Descriptions of Graph Data. In EuroVis 2019 - Short Papers. The Eurographics Association.

Latif, S., & Beck, F. (2018). Visually Augmenting Documents With Data. Computing in Science & Engineering, 96–103.

Latif, S., Liu, D., & Beck, F. (2018). Exploring Interactive Linking Between Text and Visualization. In EuroVis 2018 - Short Papers (pp. 91–94). The Eurographics Association.