Professor Roy Ruddle

Professor Roy Ruddle


I am best known for my research into novel interactive visualization techniques, ‘Powerwall’ displays, data science, data quality, virtual reality, navigation and human computer interaction.

I co-founded the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), and and have been an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow and an Alan Turing Institute fellow.


  • Research technology director, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA)

Research interests

For details of my work, please look at these webpages: Visualization, virtual pathology, virtual reality (VR).

My current research projects are

  • Making Visualization Scalable (MAVIS) for explaining machine learning classification models
  • DynAIRx: AI for Dynamic prescribing optimisation and care integration in multimorbidity


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Student education

I presently teach Information visualization (COMP3736) and Data Science (COMP5122M). In LIDA, I deliver an annual CPD workshop about Tableau, and jointly run the interdisciplinary special interest group about data visualization.

Research groups and institutes

  • Computing in Biology, Medicine and Health
  • Computational Science and Engineering
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    <li><a href="//">Investigating how to exploit ultra-high definition (UHD+) displays to visualize genomics data</a></li> <li><a href="//">Methods of mapping websites to assist users' navigation</a></li> <li><a href="//">The scalability of data visualization on high-resolution displays</a></li>