Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
Education
Awards and Honors
Employment
Publications
Teaching
Students
Program Service and Outreach
Contact Info
Affiliations and Projects

Research Interests

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  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
  • Visual Analytics
  • Data Science and Big Data
  • Affect Analysis in Text
  • Collaborative Creativity
  • Games for Good

Education

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Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2004;  Advisor: Prof. Marti Hearst
M.S., Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
B.S. with Honors, Mathematics, California Institute of Technology

Awards and Honors

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  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • HCDE Faculty Innovator in Teaching and Learning Award, University of Washington, 2013
  • Best Training, Education & Outreach Paper Award, Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE/IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, 2012
  • Top 25 Women of the Year, Hispanic Business Magazine, 2009
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2008
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2008
  • Best Poster Award, IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, 2007
  • Most Highly Rated Presentation, Grace Hopper Conference, 2007
  • Best Application Paper Award, 5th International Conference of Machine Learning Applications, 2006
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Spot Awards, multiple years
  • Best Student Paper Award, 23rd IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2004
  • Eugene L. Lawler Award, 2004
  • U.S. patent pending for video image stabilization system (UnshakerTM)
  • NASA Space Act Award (twice)
  • Bell Laboratories Graduate Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (declined)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • United States Aerobatic Team (twice)

Employment

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2010 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

2005 - 2011: Staff Scientist, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. Research in visualization, analytics, and human-computer interaction with applications to scientific collaborations and large scientific data sets, including supernova image data and other astrophysics data. Software group lead and architect, Sunfall project for the Nearby Supernova Factory, Deep Sky, and PDG Workspace for the Particle Data Group.

1996 - 2005: Computer Scientist, Computational Sciences Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. (1996 - 2000: employed by Caelum Research Corp.) Research in human-computer interaction and information and scientific visualization with applications to aerospace. Group lead, Domain Exploration for the Information Design project. Data visualization, 2D/3D graphics and user interface software design and implementation for remote access and scientific collaboration software over very large heterogeneous databases of aeronautical and aerospace data.

1987 - 1996: Software Consultant, Aragon Consulting, Berkeley, California. Software development in 2D and 3D graphics, user interface design, image processing and aerodynamic modeling.

1991 - 1994: Founder and CEO, Top Flight Aviation, Inc., Livermore, California. Founded professional aerobatic flight school. Managed staff of 24, developed aviation curriculum and provided flight instruction at all levels, supervised design and building of aircraft, test flew completed aircraft, performed at airshows and competitions in the U.S. and Europe.

Selected Publications

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Refereed Conference Publications (Full Papers)

Refereed Journal Publications

  • "Type Ia supernova bolometric light curves and ejected mass estimates from the Nearby Supernova Factory," R Scalzo, G Aldering, P Antilogus, C Aragon, S Bailey, C Baltay, S Bongard, C Buton, F Cellier-Holzem, M Childress, N Chotard, Y Copin, HK Fakhouri, E Gangler, J Guy, AG Kim, M Kowalski, M Kromer, J Nordin, P Nugent, K Paech, R Pain, E Pecontal, R Pereira, S Perlmutter, D Rabinowitz, M Rigault, K Runge, C Saunders, SA Sim, G Smadja, C Tao, S Taubenberger, RC Thomas, BA Weaver. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 20 pages (2014).
  • "Game Design for Bioinformatics & Cyberinfrastructure Learning: A Parallel Computing Case Study," Perry, D., Robinson, J., Cruz, S., Aragon, C., Chowning, J., Peters, M. Journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, (2014).
  • "Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS): A Novel Method to Evaluate Surgical Performance," Chen, Carolyn; White, Lee; Kowalewski, Timothy; Aggarwal, Rajesh; Lintott, Chris; Comstock, Bryan; Kuksenok, Katie; Aragon, Cecilia; Holst, Daniel; Lendvay, Thomas S.; Journal of Surgical Research (2013).
  • "Standardizing Type Ia Supernova Absolute Magnitudes Using Gaussian Process Data Regression," A. G. Kim, R. C. Thomas, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, A. Canto, F. Cellier-Holzem, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. K. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, J. Guy, M. Kerschhaggl, M. Kowalski, J. Nordin, P. Nugent, K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pécontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, K. Runge, C. Saunders, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, C. Tao, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu; http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1302.2925; Astrophysical Journal, 47 pages (2013).
  • "Atmospheric extinction properties above Mauna Kea from the Nearby Supernova Factory spectro-photometric data set," C. Buton, Y. Copin, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, A. Canto, F. Cellier-Holzem, M. Childress, N. Chotard, H. K. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, J. Guy, E. Y. Hsiao, M. Kerschhaggl, M. Kowalski, S. Loken, P. Nugent K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pécontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, K. Runge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu; http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1210.2619; 22 pages (2012).
  • "A Search for New Candidate Super-Chandrasekhar-mass Type Ia Supernovae in the Nearby Supernova Data Set," R. Scalzo, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, C. Baltay, S. Bailey, S. Bongard, C. Buton, A. Canto, F. Cellier-Holzem, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, J. Guy, E. Hsaio, M. Kerschhaggi, M. Kowalski, P. Nugent, K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, K. Runge, G. Smadja, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu, Astrophysical Journal, 757 (12), http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/757/1/12 (2012).
  • "Facilitating energy savings with programmable thermostats: evaluation and guidelines for the thermostat user interface." (PDF) Peffer, T., Pritoni, M., Perry, D., Aragon, C. & Meier, A. Ergonomics, DOI:10.1080/00140139.2012.718370 (2012).
  • "How people use thermostats in homes: A review." Peffer, T., Pritoni, M., Meier, A.K., Aragon, C. & Perry, D. Building and Environment, 46 (12), 2529-2541 (2011).
  • "Making energy savings easier: Usability metrics for thermostats" (PDF), Perry, D., Aragon, C., Meier, A., Peffer, T. & Pritoni, M. Journal of Usability Studies, 6 (4), 226-244 (2011).
  • "Usability of residential thermostats: Preliminary investigations." Meier, A., Aragon, C., Peffer, T., Perry, D., Pritoni, M. Building and Environment, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.03.009 (2011).
  • "Type Ia Supernova Carbon Footprints," R. C. Thomas, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, A. Canto, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. K. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, E. Y. Hsiao, M. Kerschhaggl, M. Kowalski, S. Loken, P. Nugent, K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, D. Rubin, K. Runge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, C. Tao, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu; Astrophys.J. 743:27 http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1109.1312 (2011).
  • "The reddening law of type Ia supernovae: separating intrinsic variability from dust using equivalent widths," Chotard, N.; Gangler, E.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Canto, A.; Childress, M.; Copin, Y.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kowalski, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Paech, K.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Weaver, B. A.; Wu, C., Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 529, id.L4 http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1103.5300 (2011).
  • "Keck Observations of the Young Metal-poor Host Galaxy of the Super-Chandrasekhar-mass Type Ia Supernova SN 2007if," Childress, M.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Antilogus, P.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Canto, A.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Gangler, E.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kowalski, M.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Paech, K.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Thomas, R. C.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Weaver, B. A.; Wu, C., The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 733, Issue 1, article id 3 http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1103.2324 (2011).
  • "Cosmology with the Nearby Supernova Factory," Kerschhaggl, M.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Canto, A.; Childress, M.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Gangler, E.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Kowalski, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Paech, K.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Wu, C., Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, Volume 66, Issue 2, p. 335-339 (2011).
  • "Nearby Supernova Factory Observations of SN 2007if: First Total Mass Measurement of a Super-Chandrasekhar-Mass Progenitor," R. Scalzo, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, C. Baltay, S. Bailey, S. Bongard, C. Buton, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, E. Gangler, S. Loken, P. Nugent, R. Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, G. Rigaudier, K. Runge, G. Smadja, H. Swift, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, C. Wu, Astrophysical Journal, http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.2217 (2010).
  • "Using Visual Analytics to Develop Situation Awareness in Astrophysics", Cecilia Aragon, Sarah Poon, Gregory Aldering, Rollin Thomas, Robert Quimby, J. Information Visualization, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 30-41 (2009).
  • "Using Spectral Flux Ratios to Standardize SN Ia Luminosities," S. Bailey, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, E. Gangler, S. Loken, P. Nugent, R. Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, G. Rigaudier, K. Runge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, H. Swift, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, C. Wu, Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.0340v2 (2009).
  • "Sunfall: A Collaborative Visual Analytics System for Astrophysics" (PDF), C. Aragon, S. Bailey, S. Poon, K. Runge, R. Thomas, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 125 012091, (2008). LBNL-657E.
  • "Object classification at the Nearby Supernova Factory"   (PDF), S. Bailey, C. Aragon, R. Romano, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver and D. Wong, Astronomische Nachrichten Vol. 329, Issue 3, pp. 292-294 (2008). LBNL-696E.
  • "How to Find More Supernovae with Less Work: Object Classification Techniques for Difference Imaging," S. Bailey, C. Aragon, R. Romano, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver and D. Wong, LBNL-62659, Astrophysical Journal 665:1246T (2007).
  • "Nearby Supernova Factory Observations of SN 2006D: On Sporadic Carbon Signatures in Early Type Ia Supernova Spectra," The Nearby Supernova Factory: R. C. Thomas, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, E. Baron, A. Bauer, C. Buton, S. Bongard, Y. Copin, E. Gangler, S. Gilles, R. Kessler, S. Loken, P. Nugent, R. Pain, J. Parrent, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, G. Rigaudier, K. Runge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, L. Wang, B. A. Weaver, LBNL-61745, Astrophysical Journal 654:L53-L56 (2007).
  • "Randomized Search Trees," R. Seidel and C. Aragon, Algorithmica 16 (1996) 464-497.
  • "Optimization by Simulated Annealing: An Experimental Evaluation; Part II, Graph Coloring and Number Partitioning," D. S. Johnson, C. R. Aragon, L. A. McGeoch and C. Schevon, Operations Research, 39:3 (1991), 378-406.
  • "Optimization by Simulated Annealing: An Experimental Evaluation; Part I, Graph Partitioning," D. S. Johnson, C. R. Aragon, L. A. McGeoch and C. Schevon, Operations Research, 37:6 (1989), 865-892.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • "Collaborative analytics for astrophysics exploration," Cecilia R. Aragon, Handbook of Automation, Shimon Y. Nof (ed.), Springer-Verlag (2009).
  • "The impact of usability on large science projects," Cecilia R. Aragon and Sarah S. Poon, Usability and User-Centered Design in Software Development: Case Studies and Real Life Applications, Ann Blandford, Timo Jokela, Tobias Uldall-Espersen, and Erik Erik Frøkjær (eds.), IGI Global, in press (2009).

Refereed Short Papers and Posters

  • "Analysis and Visualization of Sentiment and Emotion on Crisis Tweets," Megan Torkildson, Kate Starbird, Cecilia Aragon. International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, & Engineering (CDVE) 2014.
  • "Emoticons and Linguistic Alignment: How Visual Analytics Can Elicit Storytelling," Nan-Chen Chen, Laurie Beth Feldman, Judith F. Kroll, Cecilia R. Aragon. 2014. In Poster Session of the 2014 IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS 2014).
  • "Affect Analysis in Large-Scale Online Text Communication Datasets," Nan-Chen Chen, Cecilia R. Aragon, Laurie Beth Feldman, Judith F. Kroll. 2014. In Poster Session of the Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS 2014).
  • "Establishing common ground in informal text communication: Emoticon use in first and second languages," Nan-Chen Chen, Laurie Beth Feldman, Judith F. Kroll, Cecilia R. Aragon. In Poster Session of the Conference on Finding Common Ground: Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use (2014).
  • "Emoticon and Text Production in First and Second Languages in Informal Text Communication," Cecilia R. Aragon, Nan-Chen Chen, Judith F. Kroll, Laurie Beth Feldman. W.G. Kennedy, N. Agarwal, and S.J. Yang (Eds.): SBP 2014, LNCS 8393, pp. 217-222 (2014).
  • "Developing Collaborative Gaming for Bioinformatics Education." Perry, D., Aragon, C, Chowning, J., Cruz, S., Glanz, B. and Peters, M. 1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, XSEDE '12, poster, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2012).
  • "Folk Labeling: Insights on Improving Usability and Saving Energy Gleaned from After-Market Graffiti on Common Appliances," M. Pritoni, T. Peffer, J. Granderson, G. Kloss, A. Meier, C. Aragon. ACEEE 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (2012).
  • "Measuring Distributed Affect in Collaborative Games," D. Perry, C. Aragon, CSCW 2012 Posters.
  • "VizDeck: Self-Organizing Dashboards for Visual Analytics," A. Key, B. Howe, D. Perry, C. Aragon, SIGMOD 2012 Demos. [42% acceptance rate]
  • "VizDeck: A Card Game Metaphor for Fast Visual Data Exploration," D. Perry, A. Key, B. Howe, C. Aragon, CHI 2012 Works-in-Progress, Austin, TX (2012). [48% acceptance rate]
  • "Gaze Prints: User Centered Design and Evaluation of an Eye Movement-based Biometric Authentication System," M. Brooks, C. Aragon, O. Komogortsev, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (2011).
  • "Quantifying Usability in Programmable Thermostats," A. Meier, C. Aragon, T. Peffer, D. Perry, M. Pritoni, Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, CA (Nov. 2010).
  • "Geospatial Validation Assessment," Cecilia Aragon, Allen Bakel, Lawrence Chilton, Ming Jiang, Paul Pope, Randy Roberts, Tim Trucano, Tom Wei. Poster for NA-22 Simulations, Algorithms, and Modeling Program Review, Brookhaven, NY (2010).
  • "Biometric Identification via an Oculomotor Plant Mathematical Model," O. Komogortsev, S. Jayarathna, C. Aragon, M. Mahmoud. Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA), Austin, TX (2010).
  • Oculomotor Plant Biometrics: Person-Specific Features in Eye Movements," S. Jayarathna, O. Komogortsev, C. Aragon, M. Mahmoud. Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Research Conference, Houston, TX (2009).
  • "Automated Analysis for Detecting Beams in Laser Wakefield Simulations," Daniela Ushizima, Oliver Ruebel, Prabhat, Gunther Weber, E. Wes Bethel, Cecilia Aragon, Cameron Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel, Bernd Hamann, Peter Messmer, Hans Hagen. Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Proceedings of IEEE ICMLA'08, 2008. LBNL-960E. [50% acceptance rate]
  • "Sunfall: A Collaborative Visual Analytics System for Astrophysics," C. Aragon, S. Bailey, S. Poon, K. Runge, R. Thomas, IEEE VAST poster, Sacramento, CA (2007) (2-page abstract). LBNL-657E. Winner of Best Poster Award. [42% acceptance rate]

Refereed Workshop Publications

  • "Automating Large-Scale Annotation for Analysis of Social Media Content," Katie Kuksenok, Michael Brooks, John J. Robinson, Daniel Perry, Megan K. Torkildson, Cecilia Aragon, Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics, VisWeek 2012, Seattle, WA (2012).
  • "Supporting Data-Intensive Collaboration via Campus eScience Centers," Bill Howe, Cecilia Aragon, David Beck, Jeffrey P. Gardner, Ed Lazowska, Tanya McEwen, CSCW 2012 Workshop on Data-Intensive Collaboration in Science and Engineering, Seattle, WA (2012).
  • "No Sense of Distance: Improving Cross-Cultural Communication with Context-Linked Software Tools," Cecilia R. Aragon, Sarah S. Poon, Changing Dynamics of Scientific Collaborations Workshop, CSCW 2010: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Savannah, GA (2010).
  • "Context-Linked Intelligent User Interfaces," Sarah S. Poon, Rollin C. Thomas, Cecilia R. Aragon, Brian Lee, Workshop on Human Interaction with Intelligent and Networked Systems, IUI 2009: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Sanibel Island, FL (2009).
  • "Designing Scientific Workflow Management Systems for Data-Intensive Astrophysics Projects", Cecilia R. Aragon and Sarah S. Poon, Designing Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science Workshop, CSCW 2008: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, San Diego, CA (2008).
  • "Towards Virtual Radical Collocation in Science Projects", Sarah S. Poon and Cecilia R. Aragon, Supporting Distributed Team Work Workshop, CSCW 2008: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, San Diego, CA (2008)
  • "The Impact of Usability on Supernova Discovery," C. Aragon and S. Poon, LBNL-62380, Workshop on Increasing the Impact of Usability Work in Software Development, CHI 2007: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, San Jose, CA (2007).

Dissertation and Refereed Doctoral Consortia

Technical Reports

  • "How people actually use thermostats." Meier, A., Aragon, C., Peffer, T., Pritoni, M. Berkeley, California: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2010).
  • "Thermostat interface and usability: a survey." Meier, A., Aragon, C., Peffer, T., Pritoni, M. Berkeley, California: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2010).
  • "Biometric Identification via an Oculomotor Plant Mathematical Model," O. Komogortsev, S. Jayarathna, C. Aragon, M. Mahmoud. Texas State University Technical Report TXSTATE-CS-TR-2009-17 (2009).

Other Publications

  • "Hubble Residuals and Host Galaxies of SNe Ia from the Nearby Supernova Factory," Childress, Michael; Aldering, G. S.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S. J.; Charles, B.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Canto, A.; Cellier-Holzem, F.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Fakhouri, H.; Gangler, E.; Guy, J.; Hsiao, E.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kim, A. G.; Kowalski, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P. E.; Paech, K.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D. L.; Rigault, M.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R.; Weaver, B.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, #136.03 (2013).
  • "Twin Supernova Studies with SNe Ia from SNfactory," Fakhouri, H.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Hsiao, E.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Perlmutter, S.; Runge, K.; Thomas, R. C.; Antilogous, P.; Bongard, S.; Canto, A.; Pain, R.; Wu, C.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Pereira, R.; Smadja, G.; Pecontal, E.; Baltay, C.; Rabinowitz, D.; Scalzo, R.; Buton, C.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kowalski, M.; Paech, K.; Tao, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #337.13; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43 (2011).
  • "Host Galaxies of Type Ia Supernovae from the Nearby Supernova Factory," Childress, M.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Jerke, J.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Periera, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Swift, H.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #489.06; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "Multi-Wavelength, Multi-Epoch Integral Field Spectrograph Extraction for the Nearby Supernova Factory," Bongard, S.; Thiebaut, E.; Pecontal, E.; Rigaudier, G.; Soulez, F.; Buton, C.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Antilogus, P.; Bailey, S.; Pain, R.; Pereira, R.; Ripoche, P.; Wu, C.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Childress, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Perlmutter, S.; Runge, K.; Swift, H.; Thomas, R. C.; Baltay, C.; Jerke, J.; Rabinowitz, D.; Scalzo, R., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #489.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "Flux Calibration and Extinction Properties from the Nearby Supernova Factory," Buton, C.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Childress, M.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Jerke, J.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinovitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Swift, H.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #489.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "Classical Type Ia Spectral Indicators from the Nearby Supernova Factory," Chotard, N.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Childress, M.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Jerke, J.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Swift, H.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #489.03; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "Direct Analysis of Type Ia Supernovae Observed by The Nearby Supernova Factory," Thomas, R.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Childress, M.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Jerke, J.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Swift, H.; Tao, C.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #489.02; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "The Power of Spectrophotometry: K-correction-free Type Ia Supernova Light Curves from the Nearby Supernova Factory," Pereira, R.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Childress, M.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Jerke, J.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Swift, H.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #489.01; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "SNe Ia From The Nearby Supernova Factory: The Reign Of The Normals And The Revolution Of The Rare," Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Childress, M.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Swift, H.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Rabinowitz, D.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #338.08; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "Generalized Spectral Correlations of Type Ia Supernovae from the Nearby Supernova Factory," Bailey, S.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Childress, M.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R.; Wu, C., American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #213, #321.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41 (2009).
  • "The Nearby Supernova Factory: First Results," Copin, Y.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Childress, M.; Gangler, É.; Jerke, J.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pécontal, É.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinovitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Ripoche, P.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Swift, H.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Wu, C., EAS Publications Series, Volume 36, 2009, pp.11-15 (2009).
  • "Seeing the Unseeable," E. Wes Bethel, Chris Johnson, Charles Hansen, Claudio Silva, Steven Parker, Allen Sanderson, Lee Myers, Martin Cole, Xavier Tricoche, Sean Ahern, George Ostrouchov, Dave Pugmire, Jamison Daniel, Jeremy Meredith, Valerio Pascucci, Hank Childs, Peer-Timo Bremer, Ajith Mascarenhas, Ken Joy, Bernd Hamann, Christoph Garth, Cecilia Aragon, Gunther Weber, and Prabhat. SciDAC Review, Number 8, pp. 24-33. LBNL-472E. Summer 2008.
  • "DOE SciDAC Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies," E. Wes Bethel, C.R. Johnson, C. Aragon, Prabhat, O. Rübel, G.Weber, V. Pascucci, H. Childs, P.-T. Bremer, A. Mascarenhas, B. Whitlock, S. Ahern, J. Meredith, G. Ostrouchov, K. Joy, B. Hamann, C. Garth, M. Cole, C. Hansen, S. Parker, A. Sanderson, C.T. Silva, and X. Tricoche. In 2008 DOE ASCR CS PI Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, April 2008. LBNL-63701.
  • "Data Taking in a Virtual Control Room: the SNfactory Example," Antilogus, P.; Thomas, R. C.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Hornero, E.; Pecontal, A.; Poon, S.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Buton, C.; Bongard, S.; Childress, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rigaudier, G.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Wu, C. Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II. Edited by Brissenden, Roger J.; Silva, David R. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7016, pp. 70161L-70161L-12 (2008).
  • "The Nearby Supernova Factory: toward a high-precision spectro-photometry"   (PDF), Copin, Y.; Buton, C.; Gangler, E.; Smadja, G.; Pecontal, E.; Rigaudier, G.; Antilogus, P.; Bailey, S.; Pain, R.; Pereira, R.; Wu, C.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Bongard, S.; Childress, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Perlmutter, S.; Runge, K.; Thomas, R. C.; Weaver, B. A.; Baltay, C.; Bauer, A.; Rabinowitz, D.; Scalzo, R. Proc. of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Grenoble, France (July 2007).
  • "The Supernova Integral Field Spectrograph: keys to high-precision spectro-photometry"   (PDF), Buton, C.; Copin, Y.; Gangler, E.; Smadja, G.; Pecontal, E.; Rigaudier, G.; Antilogus, P.; Bailey, S.; Pain, R.; Pereira, R.; Wu, C.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Bongard, S.; Childress, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Perlmutter, S.; Runge, K.; Thomas, R. C.; Weaver, B. A.; Baltay, C.; Bauer, A.; Rabinowitz, D.; Scalzo, R. Proc. of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Grenoble, France (July 2007).
  • "DOE's SciDAC Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies - Strategy for Petascale Visual Data Analysis Success," Bethel, E. W., Johnson, C., Aragon, C., Prabhat, Ruebel, O., Weber, G., Pascucci, V., Childs, H., Bremer, P.-T., Whitlock, B., Ahern, S., Meredith, J., Ostrouchov, G., Joy, K., Hamann, B., Garth, C., Cole, M., Hansen, C., Parker, S., Sanderson, A., Silva, C., Tricoche, X. CTWatch Quarterly, Volume 3, Number 4, November 2007.
  • List of all astrophysics publications from ADS, the Astrophysics Data System.

Teaching

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Autumn 2014:   HCDE 511, Information Visualization
Autumn 2014:   HCDE 496/596, Visualization of Large Text Data Sets

Spring 2014:     HCDE 511, Information Visualization
Winter 2014:     HCDE 548, Advanced Topics in Information Visualization
Winter 2014:     HCDE 496/596, Remixing User Research Methods
Autumn 2013:   HCDE 496/596, Emotion in Text Communication
Autumn 2013:   HCDE 496/596, Informal Learning in Online Fan Communities
Autumn 2013:   HCDE 496/596, Social Media Qualitative Analysis: Methods and Practice

Spring 2013:     HCDE 496/596, Emotion in Text Communication
Spring 2013:     HCDE 496/596, Games for Good
Winter 2013:     HCDE 411, Information Visualization
Winter 2013:     HCDE 496/596, Emotion in Text Communication
Winter 2013:     HCDE 496/596, Games for Good
Autumn 2012:   HCDE 496/596, Emotion in Text Communication
Autumn 2012:   HCDE 496/596, Games for Good

Spring 2012:     HCDE 511, Information Visualization
Spring 2012:     HCDE 496/596, Emotion in Text Communication
Winter 2012:     HCDE 511, Information Visualization
Winter 2012:     HCDE 496/596, Emotion in Text Communication
Autumn 2011:   HCDE 496/596, Emotion in Text Communication

Spring 2010: Info 247, Information Visualization and Presentation (graduate course), School of Information, University of California, Berkeley.

Sept. 2007 - June 2008: Instructor, 8th Grade Honors Algebra, Berkeley, CA.

Spring 2006: Co-Instructor, IEOR 170, Industrial Design and Human Factors, (upper division engineering course with enrollment of 60 juniors and seniors), University of California, Berkeley.

Certificated Flight Instructor, Oakland, Livermore, and Tracy Airports, over 2400 hours of flight instruction given, over 3000 hours of ground instruction given, 1987 - 2008.

Students

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PhD Students:

Michael Brooks (2010- )
Daniel Perry (2011- )
Taylor Scott (2011- )
Katie Kuksenok (2012- )
Sungsoo (Ray) Hong (2013- )
Nan-Chen Chen (2013- )

PhD Committee for:

Melissa Clarkson, Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics (2011- )
Kathleen Tuite, CSE (2012- )
Thai Le, Biomedical and Health Informatics (2013- )
Jonathan Morgan, HCDE (2011-13, PhD, 2013)
Alex Jaffe, CSE (PhD, 2013)
Alex Thayer, HCDE (PhD, 2012)
Rahul Garg, CSE (PhD, 2012)

Research Lab members:

Michael Brooks (2010- )
Daniel Perry (2011- )
Taylor Scott (2011- )
Katie Kuksenok (2011- )
John Robinson (2011- )
Sungsoo (Ray) Hong (2012- )
Nan-Chen Chen (2013- )
Brittany Fiore-Silfvast (2014- )

Andrew Berry (2012- )
Sean Mitchell (2012-2013)
Megan Torkildson (2012-2014, BS, 2014)
Dian Hartono (2012-2014, BS, 2014)
Ona Anicello (2011-13, MS, 2013)

Summer and academic year student research interns at LBNL (2005-2011):

Daniel Perry
Ukwatta Jayarathna
Jacob Andreas
Wayne Ryan
Elena Caraba
Sarah Poon
Adarsh Uppula
Daniel Wong

Program Service and Outreach

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  • Workshop organizer (with S. Poon and C. Silva), The Changing Face of Digital Science: New Practices in Scientific Collaborations, CHI 09, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2009.
  • Chair, IEEE Computer Society Entrepreneur and Pioneer Awards Committee, 2008-present.
  • Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), board member, 2008-present.
  • Latinas in Computing, founding member, 2007-present.
  • Program committee member: IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP), 2008-present.
  • Paper reviewer: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), IEEE Visualization (Vis), IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis), IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), Conference on Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP), ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C), 2005-present.
  • Proposal reviewer: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (DOE ASCR), U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR), U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE), NWO Free Competition (European computer science funding agency), National Science Foundation, 2005-present.
  • LBNL Women in Science Council, founding member. Objectives include: recruitment, retention, and development of women scientists throughout the Lab, 2008-present.
  • LBNL Computing Sciences Diversity Working Group, founding member. Objectives include: increase diversity in the two computing divisions, perform outreach and increase the Lab's and Directorate's visibility as a workplace committed to diversity, 2008-present.
  • LBNL Computing Sciences Mentoring Program, steering committee member. Objectives include: establishment of formal staff mentoring program in computing sciences, ongoing management and evaluation. 2009-present.
  • LBNL Alvarez Fellowship Selection Committee, member. Screening, interviewing, ranking and selection of candidates for highly competitive postdoctoral fellowship in Computational Research Division. 2008-2009.
  • MentorNet mentor. E-mail mentoring of computing graduate students. 2008-present.
  • Technical Advisory Board for Environmental and Spatial Technology team at Eureka Springs High School, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, board member. Duties include: advising high school students on computer science and robotics projects. 2006-present.
  • Volunteer speaker at numerous programs supporting diversity in computer science, including: Women in College of Engineering Leadership Retreat, Fresno State University; Berkeley Edge Program; Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions; Supercomputing Broader Engagement; Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology; Expanding Your Horizons, UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research (SUPERB), 1996-present.
  • President of WICSE (Women in Computer Science and Engineering - UC Berkeley EECS Department Ph.D. student group), 1987 and 2004.

Contact Info

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Cecilia R. Aragon
Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington
407A Sieg Hall, Box 352315
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-2567 (tel)
(206) 543-8858 (fax)
email