Pedro M. Cruz

Publications

 

 

Book Chapters

Wihbey, J., Jackson, S., Cruz, P.,  and Welles, B., “Visualizing Diversity: Data Deficiencies and Semiotic Strategies.” In Data Visualization in Society, edited by Helen Kennedy and Martin Engebretsen, Amsterdam University Press, 2020. 

Cruz, P., and Machado, P. “City Portraits and Caricatures.” In Decoding the City: How Big Data Can Change Urbanism, edited by Dietmar Offenhuber and Carlo Ratti, pp. 96–109, Birkhauser Verlag AG, 2014. 

    

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

Cruz, P., Wihbey, J., Ghael, J., Shibuya, F., and Costa, S., 2019. Dendrochronology of U.S. immigration. Information Design Journal, 25(1), pp. 6-20. 

Cruz, P. and Machado, P., 2016. Pulsing Blood Vessels: A Figurative Approach to Traffic Visualization. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 36(2), pp. 16–21. 

Cruz, P. and Machado, P., 2015. Contiguous animated edge-based cartograms for traffic visualization. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 35(5), pp. 6–13. 

Cruz, P. and Machado, P., 2011. Generative Storytelling for Information Visualization. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 31(2), pp. 80–85. 


Peer-Reviewed articles in Conference Proceedings

Cruz, P., Wihbey, J., Ghael, J., Costa, S., Chao, R., and Shibuya, F., 2018.Process of simulating tree rings for immigration in the U.S. In Annotated Projects of IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP). Berlin, 16 pages. 

Cruz, P., 2017.Adapted Dorling Cartogram on Wage Inequality in Portugal. In Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP). Phoenix AZ, Article 1. 

Polisciuc, E., Maçãs, C., Machado, Cruz, P. and Amaro, H., 2016. Flow map of products transported among warehouses and supermarkets in Portugal. In IVAPP: International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications. Rome, pp. 177-186. 

Maçãs, C., Polisciuc, E., Machado, Cruz, P. and Amaro, H., 2016. Iso-Edges for the Geo-Representation of Consumptions. In IVAPP. Rome, pp. 220-227. 

Cruz, P., 2015. Wrongfully right: applications of semantic figurative metaphors in information visualization. In IEEE VIS Arts Program. Chicago, pp. 14-21. 

Maçãs, C., Cruz, P. et al., 2015. Swarm systems in the visualization of consumption patterns. In IJCAI’15 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Buenos Aires, pp. 2466-2472. 

Polisciuc, E., Cruz, P. et al. 2015. Arc and Swarm-Based Representations of Customer’s Flows Among Supermarkets. In IVAPP. Berlin, pp. 300-306. 

Maçãs, C., Cruz, P. et al. 2015. Time-Series Application on Big Data: Visualization of Consumption in Supermarkets. In IVAPP. Berlin, pp. 239-246. 

Cruz, P., Costa, C. and Machado, P., 2014. An Ecosystem of Corporate Politicians. In xCoAx Computation, Communication, Aesthetics andX. Porto, pp. 146-156. 

Cruz, P., and Machado, P., 2010. Visualizing the Portuguese Empire Expansion and Decline. In ARTECH: 5th International Conference on Digital Arts, Guimarães, pp. 65-71. 


Peer-Reviewed Abstracts in Conference Proceedings

Cruz, P. and Cunha, A., 2018. An ego-altruist society. In Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Computational Aesthetics and Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (Expressive ’18), Vancouver, BC. ACM, New York, NY, article 18, 2 pages. 

De la Torre-Arenas, I. and Cruz, P., 2017. A taxonomy of motion applications in data visualization. In Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Computational Aesthetics and Sketch Based Interfaces and Modeling and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (Expressive '17), Los Angeles, CA. ACM, New York, NY, article 7, 2 pages. 

Kamolov, R., Machado, P., and Cruz, P., 2013. Musical Flocks. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Posters, Anaheim, p. 93. 

Kamolov, R., Machado P., and Cruz, P., 2013. Visualizing the Flow of Users on a Wireless Network. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Posters, Anaheim, p. 114. 

Cruz, P., and Machado, P., 2011. Visualizing the Circulatory Problems of Lisbon. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Posters, Vancouver, p. 92. 

Duro, L., Cruz P., and Machado, P., 2011. Abstract Ocean Waves. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Posters, Vancouver, p. 11. 

Cruz, P., and Machado, P., 2010. Visualizing Empires Decline. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Posters, Los Angeles, p. 154. 


Other

Cruz, P. and Wihbey, J., 2018. 200 Years of U.S. Immigration Looks Like the Rings of a Tree. National Geographic. Online.

Wihbey, J., Beaudet, M., and Cruz, P., 2017. There are huge holes in how the U.S. states investigate politicians’ conflicts of interest. Washington Post/Monkey Cage. 

Cruz, P., Robinson P., and Ratti, C., 2012. Deciphering the Signature of Humanity. Ericsson Business Review, 2, pp. 50-51. 

Cruz, P., Robinson, P., and Ratti, C., 2012. The Signature of Humanity. Ericsson Traffic and Market Report, 6, pp. 25-26. 

Cruz, P., Machado, P., and Bicker, J., 2010. Visualización del Tráfico en Lisboa. Mediateca Expandida. Habitar, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Cultural, pp. 86-87. 

Honors

 

 

2018    

Winner Most Beautiful, KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards. Work: Simulated dendrochronology of U.S. immigration.

Gold for People, Language, and Identity, KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards. Work: Simulated dendrochronology of U.S. immigration.

Honorable mention, ALife 2018 Art Award. Work: An ego altruist society.


2016

Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern University.

Communication Arts Award of Excellence in Typography, Poster category. Work: Indexical Design Symposium Poster, designed with Thomas Starr.

Distinction and honor, Ph.D. dissertation: Semantic Figurative Metaphors in Information Visualization, University of Coimbra.


2015    

Nominee, Innovative Nation National Award (SIC Notícias and Audi), Lisbon.


2014 

Award for Design and Social Movements, 4th Ibero-American Biennial of Design, Madrid. Work: An ecosystem of corporate politicians.


2013

One of the ten most significant information designers in the world, La Lettura, Corriere della Sera, p.8-9 (October 27), Milan. 

Webby Awards 2013, Webby Winner: Retail. Work: Pimkie Color Forecast.

 

2012

Cannes Lions 2012, Finalist in PR: Best Use of Digital PR. Work: Pimkie Color Forecast.

Cannes Lions 2012, Design: National Diploma. Work: Pimkie Color Forecast.

Eurobest 2012,  Gold in PR: Best Use of Digital PR. Work: Pimkie Color Forecast.


2011

Semi-finalist, ACM SIGGRAPH Student Research Competition, graduate category, Vancouver. Work: Visualizing the Circulatory Problems of Lisbon.

Honorable mention, MiniMax Mapping Context, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Work: Lisbon’s Blood Vessels.

National Award Seeds of Science Junior, Ciência Hoje: Magazine of science, technology and entrepreneurship, Figueira da Foz. 


2010

Winner, ACM SIGGRAPH Student Research Competition, graduate category, Los Angeles. Work: Visualizing Empires Decline.

Jury selection, ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, Los Angeles. Work: Visualizing Empires Decline.