Jaan Spitz

Jaan Spitz
Bachelor Student
Email jaan.spitz@uzh.ch

The topic of my bachelor thesis is: "LocusStat: Augmenting charts with information influencing uncertainty". My supervisor is Dr. Chat Wacharamanotham (http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/zpac/people/chat.html).

I investigate how we can help users to better understand statistical data from scientific papers. By augmenting the statistical graphs with interactive information that otherwise is only found in the text. So the user can focus on the statistical graph itself and does not have to change the focus of attention by searching in the paper for the corresponding data and thus diverts his or her the attention in an undesirable way. Also our approach should make it easier for the user to get a feeling and  understanding of the uncertainty presented in the graphs.