Alireza Karduni CV

Phone: 5126059264

Email: akarduni@ideo.com


Education

Ph.d in Computing and Information Systems

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dissertion: Towards an Understanding of the Impact of Uncertainty and Emotional Content on Users' Decision-making About Misinformation

Advisor: Dr. Wenwen Dou

2017-2021

Master of Science in Information Technology

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Advisor: Professor Eric Sauda

2015-2017

Master of Architecture

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Advisor: Professor Eric Sauda

2015-2017

Master of Urban Planning and Policy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Advisor: Professor Charles J. Hoch

2012-2014

Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design

University of Mazandaran, Babolsar

Advisor: Mohammad Reza Haghju, Ph.D

2017-2012

Work Experience

Computational Social Scientist / Design Lead

IDEO - Research and Insights

Applying computational social science and design thinking to solve real world problems

2022-Present

Postdoctoral Scholar

Northwestern University Jointly at Departments of Computer Science and Psychology

Understanding and influencing decision making with uncertain information

Supervisors: Jessica Hullman, Matthew Kay, Steven Franconeri

2021-2022

Research Assistant

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Visualization, Visual Analytics, Explainable AI, Learning Analytics, Computational Design

2015-2021

Research Associate

University of Illinois at Chicago, Complex and Sustainable Urban Networks (CSUN)

Visualization, Visual Analytics, Explainable AI, Learning Analytics, Computational Design

2021-2022

Research Specialist

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disabilities and Human Development

Analysis of movement patterns of individuals with disabilities using GIS and GPS data

May - Aug 2015

Wayfinding Planner

Regional Transportation Authority of Northeastern Illinois

Planning and designing wayfinding systems for Chicago Public Transportation Hubs

2014 - 2015

Land Use Analyst

Blacks In Green (BIG)

Sustainable Land Use Planning for the Neighorhood of West Woodlawn Chicago.

2014 - 2015

Research Assistant

Department of Human Development

Regional and national analysis of dispar- ities for individuals with disabilities, GIS analysis and mapping

2013 - 2014

Teaching Experience

Co-Instructor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, School of Architecture

Computational Design Studio: Machine Learning in Architecture, Visual Analytics in Architecture

2020-2021

Instructor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, School of Architecture

Ideas Seminar, a course I designed to teach programming to architecture students.

2019-2020

Teaching Assistant

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dept of Computer Science

Web-based programming methods for information visualization and analytics

2018-2019

Co-Instructor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, School of Architecture

Understanding urban spaces through data. A mixture of theory and computational methods

2016-2017

Published Books

Social Media and the Contemporary City

Eric Sauda, Ginnette Wessel, Alireza Karduni

Routledge

2020

Architectural User Interface

Eric Sauda, Donna Lanclose, Alireza Karduni

Routledge

Due 2023

Published Articles

Images, Emotions, and Credibility: Effect of Emotional Facial Images on Perceptions of News Content Bias and Source Credibility in Social Media

Alireza Karduni, Ryan Wesslen, Douglas Markant, Wenwen Dou

Accepted for ICWSM 2023

2023

VIBE: A Design Space for VIsual Belief Elicitation in Data Journalism

Shambhavi Mahajan, Bonnie Chen, Alireza Karduni, Yea‐Seul Kim, Emily Wall

Computer Graphics Forum 41 (3), 477-488

2022

Medicine is Still Against Black People

Ozge Ozduzen, Billur Aslan Ozgul, Bogdan Ianosev, Alireza Karduni, Nelli Ferenczi, Wenwen Dou, Matthew Adams, Monika Frątczak

The British Academy

2022

Architectural User Interface-Synthesizing augmented reality and architecture

Eric Sauda, Alireza Karduni, Noushin Radnia

eCAADe

2022

VITALITY: Promoting Serendipitous Discovery of Academic Literature with Transformers & Visual Analytics

Arpit Narechania, Alireza Karduni, Ryan Wesslen, Emily Wall

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

2021

A Bayesian cognition approach for belief updating of correlation judgement through uncertainty visualizations

Alireza Karduni, Douglas Markant, Ryan Wesslen, Wenwen Dou

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

2020

Using resource-rational analysis to understand cognitive biases in interactive data visualizations

Ryan Wesslen, Doug Markant, Alireza Karduni, Wenwen Dou

VisPsych 2020

2020

Making sense of student success and risk through unsupervised machine learning and interactive storytelling

Ahmad Al-Doulat, Nasheen Nur, Alireza Karduni, Aileen Benedict, Erfan Al-Hossami, Mary Lou Maher, Wenwen Dou, Mohsen Dorodchi, Xi Niu

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

2020

Studying the effects of cognitive biases in evaluation of conversational agents

Sashank Santhanam, Alireza Karduni, Samira Shaikh

Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Best Paper Honerable Mention)

2020

Du Bois Wrapped Bar Chart: Visualizing categorical data with disproportionate values

Alireza Karduni, Ryan Wesslen, Isaac Cho, Wenwen Dou

Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2020

Bridging the Information and Physical Space: Measuring Flow from Geo-Located Social Media Data on the Street Network

Alireza Karduni, Eric Sauda

International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management

2019

Investigating Effects of Visual Anchors on Decision‐Making about Misinformation

Ryan Wesslen, Sashank Santhanam, Alireza Karduni, Isaac Cho, Samira Shaikh, Wenwen Dou

Computer Graphics Forum

2019

The image of the digital city: revisiting Lynch’s principles of urban legibility

Ginette Wessel, Alireza Karduni, Eric Sauda

Journal of the American Planning Association

2018

Vulnerable to misinformation? Verifi!

Alireza Karduni, Isaac Cho, Ryan Wesslen, Sashank Santhanam, Svitlana Volkova, Dustin Arendt, Samira Shaikh, Wenwen Dou

Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces

2018

Can You Verifi This? Studying Uncertainty and Decision-Making About Misinformation using Visual Analytics

Alireza Karduni, Ryan Wesslen, Isaac Cho, Svitlana Volkova, Dustin Arendt, Samira Shaikh, Wenwen Dou

Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media

2018

The anchoring effect in decision-making with visual analytics

Isaac Cho, Ryan Wesslen, Alireza Karduni, Sashank Santhanam, Samira Shaikh, Wenwen Dou

Journal of the American Planning Association

2017

Urban space explorer: A visual analytics system for urban planning

Alireza Karduni, Isaac Cho, Ginette Wessel, William Ribarsky, Eric Sauda, Wenwen Dou

IEEE computer graphics and applications

2017

Urban Activity Explorer: Visual analytics and planning support systems

Alireza Karduni, Isaac Cho, Ginette Wessel, Wewen Dou, William Ribarsky, Eric Sauda

International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management

2017

A protocol to convert spatial polyline data to network formats and applications to world urban road networks

Alireza Karduni, Amirhassan Kermanshah, Sybil Derrible

Nature Scientific Data

2016

Impact analysis of extreme events on flows in spatial networks

Amirhassan Kermanshah, Alireza Karduni, Farideddin Peiravian, Sybil Derrible

IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)

2014