engineering careers  Inaugural TOCHI best paper award goes to University of Leeds Engineers
engineering careers  Inaugural TOCHI best paper award goes to University of Leeds Engineers

The University of Leeds is celebrating after two of its researchers (Professor Roy Ruddle and Rhys Thomas from the School of Computing) scooped the 2016 TOCHI best paper award.

Their paper – “The Design and Evaluation of Interfaces for Navigating Gigapixel Images in Digital Pathology” – was selected on the basis of its technical excellence, significance to the research community, impact, clarity of presentation, and scope of the contribution for the inaugural ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction Best Paper Award.

The paper describes the design and evaluation of two generations of an interface for navigating datasets of gigapixel images that pathologists could use to diagnose cancer.

It included an innovative interface design which allowed users to pan and offered a detail view scale difference that was up to 57 times larger than established methods.

The paper provided evidence about the effectiveness of the interfaces and characterises how experts navigate gigapixel images when performing real work.

The team concluded that similar interfaces could be adopted in applications that use other types of high-resolution images such as remote sensing or high-throughput microscopy.”


The paper was written by Professor Roy Ruddle and Rhys Thomas from the School of Computing, Dr Rebecca Randell from the School of Healthcare, Professor Philip Quirke from the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, and Dr Darren Treanor from St James’ University Hospital

It was published as ‘The Design and Evaluation of Interfaces for Navigating Gigapixel Images in Digital Pathology‘ Ruddle, R; Thomas, R; Randell, R; Quirke, P; Treanor , ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) TOCHI Homepage archive, Volume 23 Issue 1, February 2016, Article No. 5.

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