Matthew Plumlee

Part-time Consultant
Phone: (603) 862-2980
Office: Computer Science, Kingsbury Hall Rm W253, Durham, NH 03824
Matthew Plumlee

Matt Plumlee completed his Ph.D. at UNH under Dr. Colin Ware. He is continuing his work on data visualization and human-computer interaction while working part-time as a researcher in the VisLab. His current project here is working on flow visualization.

Matt is also involved with the Computer Science Department at UNH as Director of the Programming Assistance Center, and instructor of two courses (Professional Ethics and Communication, and Introduction to C for Engineers).


  • Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of New Hampshire

Courses Taught

  • 515: DataStruct&Intro/Algorithm Lab
  • 619: Intro O-O Design and Devel
  • 671: Program Lang Concepts&Features
  • 791: Senior Project I
  • 792: Senior Project II
  • CS 515: Data Struct & Intro/Alg Lab
  • CS 619: Intro O-O Design and Devel
  • CS 696: Independent Study
  • CS 791: Senior Project I
  • CS 792: Senior Project II

Selected Publications

Ware, C., & Plumlee, M. D. (2013). Designing a better weather display. INFORMATION VISUALIZATION, 12(3-4), 221-239. doi:10.1177/1473871612465214

Ware, C., & Plumlee, M. (2012). Designing a better weather display. In VISUALIZATION AND DATA ANALYSIS 2012 Vol. 8294. doi:10.1117/12.906213

Plumlee, M., Schwehr, K., Alexander, L., Sullivan, B., & Ware, C. (2009). GeoCoastPilot: A better way of organizing and displaying information in support of port familiarization. In 2013 OCEANS - San Diego (pp. 1-8). doi:10.23919/oceans.2009.5422138

Sullivan, B., Ware, C., & Plumlee, M. (2006). Predictive displays for survey vessels. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 2424-2428).

Plumlee, M. D., Plumlee, M. D., Ware, C., & Ware, C. (2006). Zooming versus multiple window interfaces: Cognitive costs of visual comparisons. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 13(2), 179-209. doi:10.1145/1165734.1165736

Ware, C., Arsenault, R., & Plumlee, M. (2006). Visualizing the underwater behavior of humpback whales. IEEE COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND APPLICATIONS, 26(4), 14-18. doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.93

Ware, C., & Plumlee, M. (2005). Chapter 29 3D Geovisualization and the Structure of Visual Space. In Exploring Geovisualization (pp. 567-576). doi:10.1016/b978-008044531-1/50447-4

Arsenault, R., Ware, C., Plumlee, M., Martin, S., Whitcomb, L. L., Wiley, D., . . . IEEE. (2004). A system for visualizing time varying oceanographic 3D data. In OCEANS '04 MTS/IEEE TECHNO-OCEAN '04, VOLS 1- 2, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS. 1-4 (pp. 743-747). Retrieved from

Plumlee, M., & Ware, C. (2003). An evaluation of methods for linking 3D views. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics (pp. 193-201).

Ware, C., Plumlee, M., Arsenault, R., Mayer, L. A., Smith, S., House, D., . . . SOCIETY, M. T. (2001). GeoZui3D: Data fusion for interpreting oceanographic data. In OCEANS 2001 MTS/IEEE: AN OCEAN ODYSSEY, VOLS 1-4, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (pp. 1960-1964). Retrieved from

Most Cited Publications