Jo Vermeulen

Senior Principal Research Scientist



Jo Vermeulen is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk Research in Toronto. His research interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and data visualization. He currently focuses on projects in Software Learning: conducting research into new interfaces that facilitate learning of complex or feature-rich software. He has published over 30 journal and conference articles on various topics such as intelligible systems, situated visualization, design tools, and novel interactions.

Before joining Autodesk, he was an Assistant Professor at Aarhus University (Denmark), and held positions as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Calgary (Canada) and at the University of Birmingham (UK). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Hasselt University (Belgium), for which he received the 2015 IBM Innovation Award.

Publications (4)



3DALL-E: Integrating Text-to-Image AI in 3D Design Workflows

3DALL-E integrated three large AI models within Fusion 360 to explore…



Task-Centric Application Switching: How and Why Knowledge Workers Switch Software Applications for a Single Task

This research studies task-centric application switching and…



Supercharging Trial-and-Error for Learning Complex Software Applications

Despite an abundance of carefully-crafted tutorials, trial-and-error…




Software Learning

This learning project investigates advanced techniques for assisting…

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