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Kim is a Professor in Computer Science. After obtaining his PhD in 1989 he worked at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center until joining Monash in 1993.

He is Head of the Department of Human-Centred Computing. His main interests are in assistive technologies for people with vision impairment and data visualisation.


Research interests

Accessible graphicsI am currently exploring how new technologies like AR/VR, AI and 3D printing can be used to present graphical content to people who are blind or vision-impaired.

Data visualisation & immersive analytics. Much of my recent research has focused on developing new visualisations and layout algorithms for data visualisation, particularly networks, and exploring how emerging mixed reality display and interaction technologies can be used to enhance data understanding and decision making.



Monash teaching commitment

Professor Kim Marriott has recently lectured the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT5147 Data exploration and visualisation


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 May 1989

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 1983

Research area keywords

  • Accessible Graphics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Immersive Analytics
  • Assistive Technologies

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