The project aims to design and implement new graph drawing algorithms for non-planar graphs in three dimensions, under a number of new design constraints.
Graph drawing algorithms aim to produce human-readable pictures of relational data. These algorithms are used in visualization software underlying many data mining tools, in domains such as market surveillance, fraud detection, bioinformatics, software re-engineering, and counter-terrorism.
Planar graph drawing algorithms have a long history both in the theoretical mathematical literature and the pragmatic visualization literature; however, the planarity constraint is very restrictive for practical applications. This project aims to relax this constraint, by drawing non-planar graphs in three dimensions.
This research will address new fundamental questions on three dimensional graph drawing, and initiate new research area in geometric representations of graphs in three dimensions.
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 1031