Matt Cooper

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Matt Cooper is a senior lecturer in Information Visualization in ITN, a department of the University of Linköping but based at Campus Norrköping.

Visiting Address:

33-34 Bredgatan
601 74 Norrköping

Telephone: +46-11-36-33-78
Fax: +46-11-36-32-70




Research Projects:


Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  1. Haptic Rendering of Dynamic Volumetric Data. Karljohan Lundin Palmerius, Matthew Cooper and Anders Ynnerman. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2007.
  2. Enabling design and interactive selection of haptic modes. Karljohan Lundin, Matthew Cooper, Anders Persson, Daniel Evestedt and Anders Ynnerman. Virtual Reality. Volume XX, 2007. DOI: 10.1007/s10055-006-0033-7.
  3. Revealing Structure in Visualizations of Dense 2D and 3D Parallel Coordinates. Jimmy Johansson, Patric Ljung, Mikael Jern and Matthew Cooper. Information Visualization, Volume 5, pp. 125-136, 2006, Palgrave-Macmillan Journals, ISSN: 1473-8716.
  4. Kajsa Ellegård and Matthew Cooper, Complexity in daily life - 3D-visualization showing activity patterns in their contexts. In the electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, Volume 1, August 2004.
  5. Colin C. Venters and Matthew D. Cooper, Query by visual example: Assessing the usability of content-based image retrieval system user interfaces, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2195, 514-521, 2001.
  6. Colin C. Venters and Matthew D. Cooper, Content-based Image Retrieval: A new Paradigm for Image Retrieval? Spectra, Fall Issue, November 2000.
  7. Elena V. Akhmatskaya, Matthew D. Cooper, Neil A. Burton, Andrew J. Masters, and Ian H. Hillier, Monte Carlo simulations of water clusters on a parallel computer using an ab initio potential, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 74,709-719, 1999.
  8. Monte Carlo simulations of water clusters on a parallel computer using an ab initio potential. E. V. Akhmatskaya, M. D. Cooper, N. A. Burton, A. J. Masters, I. H. Hillier. Chemical Physics Letters 267 (1997) 105-110.
  9. The structure and intermolecular interactions of a creatinine designed receptor complex, studied by Ab Initio methods. J. S. Craw, M. D. Cooper, I. H. Hillier. Journal of the Chemical Society: Perkin Transactions 2, 5 (1997) 869-871.
  10. Effect of Hydration on the Barrier to internal Rotation in Formamide. Quantum Mechanical Calculations Including Explicit Solvent and Continuum Models. J. S. Craw, J. M. Guest, M. D. Cooper, N. A. Burton and I. H. Hillier, Journal of Physical Chemistry 100 (1996) 6304-6309.
  11. Combined Hartree-Fock and density-functional theory: a distributed-memory parallel implementation. M. D. Cooper, N. A. Burton, R. J. Hall and I. H. Hillier, Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem) 315 (1994) 97-107.
  12. The implementation of Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry Calculations on Transputers. M. D. Cooper and I.H. Hillier, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 5 (1991) 171-185.

Peer-reviewed conference submissions:

  1. Exploring Time Diaries Using Semi-Automated Activity Pattern Extraction - Analysing Work in Context. Katerina Vrotsou, Kajsa Ellegard and Matthew Cooper. In proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Association of Time Use researchers. Washington D.C., USA. October 2007.
  2. Everyday Life Discoveries: Mining and Visualizing Activity Patterns in Social Science Diary Data. Katerina Vrotsou, Kajsa Ellegard, and Matthew Cooper. In proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualization, Zurich, Switzerland. July, 2007.
  3. A comparison of different input devices for a 3D environment. Nguyen Thong Dang, Monica Tavanti, Ivan Rankin and Matthew Cooper. ACM European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, London, UK, August 2007.
  4. Depth Cues and Density in Temporal Parallel Coordinates. Jimmy Johansson, Patric Ljung and Matthew Cooper. In proceedings of the Eurographics/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization. Norrköping, Sweden. May 2007.
  5. Designing and Evaluating a Haptic System for Biomolecular Education.Petter Bivall Persson, Matthew Cooper, Lena Tibell, Shaaron Ainsworth, Anders Ynnerman and Bengt-Harald Jonsson. In Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality, 2007. pp. 171-178, Charlotte, NC, USA. March 2007.
  6. A Survey on Controller Weather Information Needs and 3D Weather Visualization. Nguyen Thong Dang, Marc Bourgois and Matthew Cooper. In Proceedings of the 5th EUROCONTROL Innovative Research Workshop, Bretigny, France, December 2006.
  7. Enabling Haptic Interaction with Volumetric MRI Data Through Knowledge-based Tissue Separation, Karljohan Lundin, Claes Lundström, Matthew Cooper and Anders Ynnerman. In proceedings of the Eurographics-IEEE conference on Volume Graphics, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2006.
  8. Interactive Visual Exploration of Time-Use Data. Vrotsou, Katerina and Matthew Cooper. Short paper in the 10th International Conference on Information Visualization, July 2006, London, UK.
  9. Interactive Resolution of Conflicts in a 3D Steroscopic Environment for Air Traffic Control. Marcus Lange, Thong Dang and Matthew Cooper. In proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Sciences - RIVF'06, Ho Chi Minh CIty, Viet Nam, February 12-16, 2006.
  10. The Orthogonal Constraints Problem with the Constraint Approach to Proxy-based Volume Haptics and a Solution. Karljohan Lundin, Matthew Cooper and Anders Ynnerman In Proceedings of SIGRAD Conference 2005, Lund, Sweden, pp. 45-49.
  11. Revealing Structure within Clustered Parallel Coordinate Displays. Jimmy Johansson, Patric Ljung, Mikael Jern and Matthew Cooper. In proceedings of the 11th IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, pages 125-132, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2005.
  12. 3-Dimensional Display for Clustered Multi-Relational Parallel Coordinates. Jimmy Johansson, Matthew Cooper and Mikael Jern. In proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation, pages 188-193, 2005
  13. Visual Data Analysis using Tracked Statistical Measures within Parallel Coordinate Representations. Daniel Ericson, Jimmy Johansson and Matthew Cooper. In proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization, pages 42-53, 2005
  14. Interactive and Immersive 3D Visualization for Air Traffic Control". Marc Bourgois, Matthew Cooper, Vu Duong, Jonas Hjalmarsson, Marcus Lange, and Anders Ynnerman. In Proceedings of the 6th USA-Europe ATM R&D Seminar, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. June 2005.
  15. Interactive Visualization as a Tool for Analysing Time-Varying and Non-Linear Systems. Jimmy Johansson David Lindgren Matthew Cooper Lennart Ljung. In proceedings of the 16th IEEE IFAC World Congress, 2005.
  16. K. Lundin, Mattias Silen, Matthew Cooper, and Anders Ynnerman. Haptic Visualization of Computational Fluid Dynamics Data. In Proceedings of Visualization and Data Analysis 2005. SPIE, SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging, January 2005.
  17. Jimmy Johansson, David Lindgren, Matthew Cooper and Lennart Ljung. Interactive Analysis of Non-Linear and Time-Varying Dynamics using Volume Graphics In proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC04, 2004.
  18. Ida Olofsson, Karljohan Lundin, Matthew Cooper, Per Kjäll and Anders Ynnerman, A Haptic Interface for Dose Planning in Stereo-tactic Radio-surgery. In Proceedings of the MediViz Symposium, 8th International Conference on Information Visualization, UK, July 2004.
  19. Marcus Lange, Jonas Hjalmarsson, Matthew Cooper, Anders Ynnerman and Vu Duong, 3D Visualization, and 3D and Voice Interaction in Air Traffic management. In proceedings of SIGRAD 2003, Umeå, Sweden. ISBN 91-7373-797-6.
  20. Kihlström, H., K. Lindberg, M. E. Dieckmann, and M. Cooper, A 6th order parallel CFD code based on an ENO-Pade scheme, In proceedings of SIGRAD 2003, ISBN 91-7373-797-6
  21. The Time Geography Project - Using computer graphics to visualize problems in social science. Kajsa Ellegård, Johan Torne, Henric Joanson, Anders Ynnerman, , Mark Ollila and Matthew Cooper. ACM SIGGRAPH 2002: Sketches and Applications, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A
  22. Venters C.C., Hartley R.J., Cooper M.D., Hewitt W.T., Query by visual example: Assessing the usability of content-based image retrieval system user interfaces, Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2001, Proceedings, Editors: Shum HY, Liao M, Chang SF, Lecture notes in Computer Science 2195, 514-521, 2001.
  23. Network oriented visualization in a clinical environment (NOVICE);. Alan Jackson, I. Ari Sadarjoen, Matthew Cooper, Emanuele Neri, Mikael Jern. In Computer Aassisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) 2000, Editors: Lemke HU, Vannier MW, Inamura K, Farman AG, Doi K, International Congress Series 1214, 1027-1027.
  24. Content Based Image Retrieval: New Horizon or False Dawn? Colin C. Venters and Matthew D. Cooper. In proceedings of the 9 th UKOLUG Conference: Information for Empowerment, Resource Discovery and Management, July 2000.
  25. LANDMAP: Serving Satellite Imagery to the UK Academic Community. K. Kitmitto, C. C. Venters, M. D. Cooper, J.-P. Müller, J. G. Morley, A. H. Walker and S. Rana. In proceedings of the 26 th Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, September 2000.
  26. NOVICE: Network Oriented Visualization in a Clinical Environment, a Clinical Analysis System using Web-based Tools.” I. Ari Sadarjoen, Alan Jackson, Mikael Jern, Tobias Schiebeck, Matthew D. Cooper, Emanuele Neri. In proceedings of the European Workshop on High Performance Graphics Systems and applications, held in Bologna, Italy, October 2000.
  27. MAVIS: an interactive visualization tool for Computational Chemistry calculations in a distributed networked environment. Christopher I. Parkinson, Matthew D. Cooper, W. Terrence Hewitt, Ian H. Hillier. In proceedings of The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, 1998, Kapalua, Hawaii.

Book Contributions:

  1. Visualization with AVS/Express, Matthew D. Cooper, W. Terrence Hewitt, Yien Kwok, George W. Leaver, Joanna M. Leng, Paul G. Lever, Mary J. McDerby, James S. Perrin, Mark Riding, I. Ari Sadarjoen, Tobias M. Schiebeck, Colin C. Venters. In: Johnson C, Hansen C, editors of The Visualization Handbook. Academic Press, 2004. ISBN: 0-12-387582-x. Publication date: 2004-07-25.
  2. Macromolecular Modelling on the Cray T3D. Matthew D. Cooper, Julia M. Goodfellow, Ian H. Hillier, Christopher A. Reynolds, W. Graham Richards, Michael A. Robb, Paul Sherwood and Ian H. Williams. In High Performance Computing, Eds. Robert.J. Allan, Alan Simpson and David A. Nicole. Plenum press. 1998.


  1. Scene Display as an Aid to Map Reading. M. D. Cooper, M.Sc. Thesis, University of Manchester, 1987
  2. The implementation of Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry Calculations on Transputers. M.D. Cooper, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Manchester, 1990

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