António Cruz

António Cruz is a PhD student at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra enrolled in the Doctoral Program for Information Science and Technology. His interests center around graphic design and programming applied to Information Visualization, in particular the development of dynamic data visualization methods and tools.

His early visualization work was later published in IEEE CG&A, and during his Master's he developed an visualization tool for genetic algorithms, which was then published at GECCO. Currently he is developing interactive visualization models directed at exploring large and complex datasets within the field of Computational Biology, including gene expression time-series, biological pathways, and protein-protein interaction networks.

Related projects


CDV Talking: Dynamic & Interactive Visualization


ELICIT – Evolutionary Computation Visualization


CroP – Coordinated Panels Visualization


Interactive Network Visualization of Gene Expression Time-Series Data


Lisbon’s Blood Vessels


  • A. Cruz, J. P. Arrais, and P. Machado, “Force-Directed Timelines: Visualizing & Exploring Temporal Patterns,” Big Data Research, vol. 27, p. 100291, 2022.

  • A. Cruz, J. P. Arrais, and P. Machado, “Multivariate Data Exploration Through Coordinated Views,” IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 78788-78817, 2022.

  • A. Cruz, P. Machado, and J. P. Arrais, “CroP-Coordinated Panel visualization for biological networks analysis,” Bioinformatics, 2019.

  • P. Martins, G. H. Oliveira, J. C. Gonçalves, A. Cruz, A. F. Cardoso, M. Žnidaršič, N. Lavrač, S. Linkola, H. Toivonen, R. Hervás, and others, “Computational creativity infrastructure for online software composition: A conceptual blending use case,” IBM Journal of Research and Development, vol. 63, iss. 1, pp. 9-1, 2019.

  • A. Cruz, J. P. Arrais, and P. Machado, “Interactive and coordinated visualization approaches for biological data analysis,” Briefings in Bioinformatics, 2018.

  • P. Cruz, A. Cruz, and P. Machado, “Contiguous Animated Edge-Based Cartograms for Traffic Visualization,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 35, iss. 5, pp. 76-83, 2015.

In Proceedings

  • A. Cruz, J. P. Arrais, and P. Machado, “Exploring Time-Series Through Force-Directed Timelines,” in 2020 24th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV), 2020.

  • A. Cruz, P. Machado, and J. P. Arrais, “Interactive Network Visualization of Gene Expression Time-Series Data,” in 22nd International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2018, Salerno, Italy, July 10-13, 2018, 2018.

  • E. Polisciuc, A. Cruz, P. Machado, and J. P. Arrais, “On the Role of Aesthetics in Genetic Algorithms Applied to Graph Drawing,” in Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, New York, NY, USA, 2017, pp. 1713-1720.

  • A. Cruz, P. Machado, F. Assunção, and A. Leitão, “ELICIT: Evolutionary Computation Visualization,” in Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2015, Madrid, Spain, July 11-15, 2015, Companion Material Proceedings, 2015, pp. 949-956.

  • J. Gonçalves, P. Martins, A. Cruz, and A. Cardoso, “Seeking Divisions of Domains on Semantic Networks by Evolutionary Bridging,” in Workshop Proceedings from The Twenty-Third International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2015), Frankfurt, Germany, September 28-30, 2015., 2015, pp. 113-122.