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Kostiantyn Kucher

Research assistant
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 the 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. Since December 2018, Kostiantyn has been a research assistant with the ISOVIS group.


Autumn term 2019:

  • 4DV802 Graph Drawing -> assignments, some of the oral exam questions
  • 4DV507 Code Transformation and Interpretation -> several lectures, several assignments, some of the written exam questions
  • 1DV512 Operating Systems -> practical assignments


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

  • text visualization and visual text analytics (see Text Visualization Browser at;
  • sentiment and stance visualization of text data (see Sentiment Visualization Browser at and the website of the StaViCTA project at;
  • temporal data visualization (especially for temporal text data);
  • further integration of visual analytics approaches with computational models (especially for natural language processing and text mining tasks); and
  • domain applications of information visualization and visual analytics (see BioVis Explorer at, for instance).


Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)