Leonel Merino is Assistant Professor of Engineering Design at the School of Design and the Faculty of Engineering of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, since 2021. He is part of the Design Engineering Lab).
Between 2018 and 2021, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Visualization Research Center (VISUS), Universitaet Stuttgart.
Since 2020, Prof. Merino is a member of the steering committee of VISSOFT, the leading international conference in software visualization. His research interests lie at the intersection of the use of virtual and augmented reality, software engineering, human-computer interaction, data visualization, and evaluations with users.
From 2014 to 2018, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Software Composition Group (SCG) and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Universitaet Bern.
He worked as a Project Engineer at ENTEL between 2009 and 2014. Previously, he received a Master’s degree in Computer Science, in the EMOOSE program, from the École des Mines de Nantes and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in 2008.
He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Engineering Sciences and a Professional Degree of Civil Engineer in Computer Science from the University of Chile, in 2006.
- VISSOFT 2021 - Program Co-Chair (9th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization — Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, September 27 – 28, 2021)
- VISSOFT 2020 - NIER/Tool Demo Track (8th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization — Adelaide, Australia, September 28 – 29, 2020)
- NIP 2020 - (First International Workshop on New Interfaces for Programming — Porto, Portugal, March 24, 2020)
- VISSOFT 2019 - Artifact Evaluation Committee (7th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization — Cleveland, OH, USA, September 30 – October 1, 2019)
- VISSOFT 2020 – Technical Track (8th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization — Adelaide, Australia, September 28 – 29, 2020)
- VISSOFT 2019 – Technical Track (7th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization — Cleveland, OH, USA, September 30 – October 1, 2019)
- VISSOFT 2018 – Artifact Evaluation Committee (6th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization —- Madrid, Spain, September 24 – 25, 2018)
- VISSOFT 2017 – NIER/Tool Demo Track (5th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization — Shanghai, China, September 18 – 19, 2017)
- VISSOFT 2016 – Artifact Evaluation Committee (4th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization —- Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, October 3 – 4, 2016)
Journal of Software and Systems, Transactions of Visualization and Computer Graphics, Information Software Technology, Information Visualization, SEAA (2019, 2020), IEEE VR (2018), VISSOFT (2015, 2019), VISSOFT NIER/TD (2016-2017), SANER (2015-2018), ICSME (2015-2016), BENEVOL (2015), ICSE (2015), and SATToSE (2014).
- Hanan Saab and Sofía Ceresuela. Systematic Literature Review of Physiological Measures for the Analysis of Cognition IPRE, 2021.
- Sarah Dosdall. On-the-go Authoring Visualizations through Wearable Keyboards. Bachelor’s thesis, (expected) 2021.
- Till Mayer. Agile Situated Visualization. Bachelor’s thesis, (expected) 2021.
- Niklas Gärtner. Exploring Interaction Modalities for Situated Visualization. Bachelor’s thesis, 2020.
- Mario Hess. Pervasive Visualization in Augmented Reality for Software Monitoring. Bachelor’s thesis, 2018. Alumni prize award. Presentation
- Silas David Berger. [Visually Exploring Scientific Communities] – Extending EggShell’s Model and Visualization](http://scg.unibe.ch/archive/projects/Berg17a.pdf). Bachelor’s thesis, 2017. Website
- Dominik Seliner. EggShell – A workbench for modeling scientific communities. Bachelor’s thesis, 2016. Website
- Ekaterina Kozlova. Software Visualization Ontology Software Composition Seminar, 2017.
- Lukas Imstepf. How are Software Visualizations Evaluated? scraping digital libraries. Results. Software Composition Seminar, 2016.
- Pascal Giehl. Visualizing Collaboration Networks. Software Composition Seminar, 2016.
- Towards Empathic Software Engineering through Immersive Augmented Reality – DCC, University of Chile, 2020 (invited talk)
- VISON: An Ontology-Based Approach for Software Visualization Discoverability – VISSOFT 2019 -Towards a Framework for Comprehensive Evaluation of Software Visualizations based on Cognitive Processes – ISCLab, DCC, University of Chile, 2019 (invited talk)
- PerfVis: Pervasive Visualization in Immersive Augmented Reality for Performance Awareness – ICPE 2019
- The Medium of Visualization for Software Comprehension – Ph.D. dissertation, University of Bern, 2018
- Overcoming Issues of 3D Software Visualization through Immersive Augmented Reality – VISSOFT 2018
- The medium of Visualization for Software Comprehension – DLR, 2018 (invited talk)
- On the Impact of the Medium in the Effectiveness of 3D Software Visualization – VISSOFT 2017
- CityVR: Gameful Software Visualization – ICSME 2017
- Actionable Software Visualization – VISSOFT 2016
- Towards Suitable Automatic Software Visualization – Como 2016
- An Ontology-Based Meta-Visualization for Recommending Suitable Software Visualization – DBVIS, University of Konstanz 2016
- MetaVis: Exploring Actionable Visualization – VISSOFT 2016
- CommunityExplorer: A Framework for Visualizing Collaboration Networks – IWST 2016
- MT180 CUSO Winter School 2016