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Professor Nicolas S. Holliman

Professor Nicolas S. Holliman

  • Academics

Director of CUSP London

Professor of Computer Science.

Research subject areas

  • Computer science

Contact details


Nick Holliman obtained a PhD from the Departments of Computing and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, sponsored by IBM UK. He worked in the computing industry, researching high quality graphics, computer vision and high-performance computing at Sharp's European Research Laboratories in Oxford, leading to a number of globally impactful products. He then moved to academia, most recently leading the development of research and teaching in the Data Science group at Newcastle University. His current research investigates the use of information theory to create novel visualization methods and empirically validates them worldwide using rigorous methods drawn from psychophysics.

Research interests

  • Visualization methods for data science and AI
  • Information theory and human perception
  • Experimental design and statistical methods
  • Human-machine teaming in quality assessing visualization work
  • High performance computing and advanced display devices