Ilya Boyandin

ilyabo@gmail.com
+41 76 728 1941
ilya.boyandin.me

Visualization software developer and researcher


Education

PhD in Computer Science, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2013
Thesis title: Visualization of Temporal Origin-Destination Data
Summary: Carried out an in-depth study of temporal origin-destination data which can represent movement of people, energy, material, etc between locations in geographic space. Developed Flowstrates, a novel approach for visualizing and exploring temporal origin-destination data. Carried out a qualitative user study comparing animated and small-multiple representations of changes in flow maps.
MSc Computer Science, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 2003
Thesis title: Statistical Query Transformations for Question Answering in the Web
Summary: Developed an improvement for a state-of-the-art algorithm transforming natural language questions into search engine queries achieving a better quality of question answering.

Experience

Staff Engineer for Front End and Data Visualization, Teralytics, Zurich, Switzerland  –  since February 2015

Data Visualization Engineer, Interactive Things, Zurich, Switzerland  –  June 2013 - January 2015

PhD Student, Assistant, University of Fribourg, Switzerland  –  April 2009 - May 2013

Senior Software Engineer, Technical Team Leader, IT Department, University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria  –  March 2007 - April 2009

Software Engineer/Research Assistant, Dept of Information Design, University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria  –  September 2005 - March 2007

Software Engineer, Ecofinance Finanzsoftware & Consulting GmbH, Graz, Austria  –  June 2004 - August 2005

Software Engineer, Elbrus MCST (by contract with Sun Microsystems), St. Petersburg, Russia  –  August 2003 - May 2004

Software Engineer, Aloha, St. Petersburg, Russia  –  January 2001 - July 2003 (during studies)

Web Developer, ALife, St. Petersburg, Russia  –  March 2000 - January 2001 (during studies)

Teacher, Anichkov Lyceum, St. Petersburg, Russia  –  September 1998 - April 2000 (during studies)

Computer Skills

Languages #1: JavaScript, Java, Clojure
Languages #2: Scala, PHP, Perl, C, Python
Web: React.js, Node.js, Backbone, Underscore, jQuery, Express, Compojure, Spring, Wicket, HTML5
Visualization: D3, SVG, Tableau, Piccolo2D, Prefuse
GIS: PostGIS, TopoJSON, Polymaps, OpenStreetMap, Google Maps API, QGIS, OpenJUMP
Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, BigQuery, MongoDB

Publications

A Qualitative Study on the Exploration of Temporal Changes in Flow Maps with Animation and Small-Multiples, Ilya Boyandin, Enrico Bertini, Denis Lalanne.
Computer Graphics Forum, International Journal of the Eurographics Association, Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization, Vienna, Austria, June 2012.

Flowstrates: An Approach for Visual Exploration of Temporal Origin-Destination Data, Ilya Boyandin, Enrico Bertini, Peter Bak, Denis Lalanne.
Computer Graphics Forum, International Journal of the Eurographics Association, Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization, Bergen, Norway, June 2011.

Using Flow Maps to Explore Migrations Over Time, Ilya Boyandin, Enrico Bertini, Denis Lalanne.
Workshop in Geospatial Visual Analytics: Focus on Time, GeoVA(t), Guimarães, Portugal, May 2010.

Statistical Query Transformations for Question Answering in the Web (in Russian), slides (in English), Ilya Boyandin, Igor Nekrestyanov.
Fifth Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL'2003), St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2003.

Recent Talks

Conference Participation

Other Activities

Spoken Languages

Legal

Work authorization for Switzerland

Hobbies

Composing, photography, hiking, traveling.