Kostiantyn Kucher

Kostiantyn Kucher

Associate senior lecturer
Department of Computer Science and Media Technology Faculty of Technology
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  • PhD in Computer and Information Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2019
  • MSc in Computer Science (Information Control Systems and Technologies), Odessa National Polytechnic University, Ukraine, 2012
  • BSc in Computer Science, Odessa National Polytechnic University, Ukraine, 2010

Kostiantyn Kucher was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He received a Master's degree with honors in Computer Science from Odessa National Polytechnic University in 2012. During 2013–2018, Kostiantyn was a PhD student with a specialization in Information Visualization and Visual Analytics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Kerren with the ISOVIS group at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University. Kostiantyn defended his PhD dissertation titled "Sentiment and Stance Visualization of Textual Data for Social Media" in April 2019. During December 2018–December 2019, he was a research assistant with the ISOVIS group.

Since January 2020, he is an associate senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology. Since May 2021, Kostiantyn is also a part-time visiting assistant lecturer with the iVis group at the Department of Science and Technology at Linköping University.

Teaching

Spring term 2022:

  • 4DV808 Computational and Visual Text Analysis ⇒ course coordinator
  • 4DV809 Computational and Visual Network Analysis ⇒ course coordinator

Supervision:

  • 2DT00E Degree Project in Computer Engineering (15 hp) ⇒ thesis supervisor for one project
  • 2DV50E Bachelor's Thesis (15 hp) ⇒ thesis supervisor for two projects

Research

The main research interests and projects of Kostiantyn include the following:

  • text visualization and visual text analytics (see Text Visualization Browser at https://textvis.lnu.se);
  • sentiment and stance visualization of text data (see Sentiment Visualization Browser at https://sentimentvis.lnu.se and the website of the StaViCTA project at https://cs.lnu.se/stavicta);
  • network and temporal data visualization (especially for social media data);
  • further integration of visual analytics approaches with computational models (especially for natural language processing and text mining tasks) as well as explainable AI (see TrustMLVis Browser at https://trustmlvis.lnu.se); and
  • domain applications of information visualization and visual analytics (see BioVis Explorer at https://biovis.lnu.se, for instance).

Kostiantyn is also involved in the InfraVis project (see below) as an InfoVis / Visual Analytics expert.

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Conference paper (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)