A project art directed by IDSC Visualization, Data Communication, and Information Design Program Director Alberto Cairo “At the Epicenter” —published first in Brazil, and then later in the U.S. by The Washington Post—has just won a Best of Show award at the Society for News Design (SND) in the Digital News Design Competition. Read more “At the Epicenter wins Best of Show at the SND Digital News Competition”
If you have ever wondered what data scientists do, IDSC is giving you an opportunity to learn about this important, multifaceted profession. On Thursday, March 25, 2021, IDSC is hosting the sixth session in the “Meet a Data Scientist” series with Miami Herbert Business School Marketing Professor, Dr. Joseph Johnson. Read more “Meet a Data Scientist Lecture Series: Joseph Johnson 3/25”
Speaking to Al Jazeera English for a piece entitled: “The Power and Politics of Data Visualisation” three contributors looked at how data is often presented as objective truth, but the way it is presented, interpreted, and contextualized can distort its original purpose. Read more “The Importance of How we See the Numbers During the Pandemic”
The “AK Peters Visualization [Book] Series” aims to capture new developments, and to summarize what is known over the whole spectrum of visualization by publishing in a broad range of formats. Read more “Alberto Cairo becomes Series Editor for AK Peters Visualization Book Series”
If you have ever wondered what data scientists do, the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) is giving you an opportunity to learn about this important, multifaceted profession. On November 4, IDSC is launching a series of “Meet a Data Scientist” talks with Alberto Cairo, PhD, a national expert on the use of data in visual graphics and journalism.
Read more “Meet A Data Scientist-Alberto Cairo”
Excerpt from Popular Science: “The problem is that [political/election] maps are designed to be geographically accurate. They’re great at that, especially if they account for the curvature of the Earth with a proper projection that doesn’t stretch out the northern states. But as Alberto Cairo, a data visualization designer, [IDSC Director of Information Design], and Professor of Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, has pointed out: acres don’t vote, people do. Read more “Alberto Cairo Helps Popular Science See Through Election Graphics Tricks”
“Visualizing Data: Veracity, Accuracy, Accountability” a virtual discussion with Prof. Alberto Cairo, PhD, will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m. as part of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy monthly conference series Dialogues in Research Ethics. Read more “Dialogues in Research Ethics 10/9/2020”
Data specialists at IDSC are collaborating with national consulting firm MDB, Inc. in designing and developing an interactive evidence map displaying the impact of social needs interventions on health outcomes. “Our multidisciplinary UM team will effectively translate scientific findings and data into a visual evidence map to help physicians, researchers, and health insurance systems see patterns that otherwise would not be evident,” said Alberto Cairo, PhD, IDSC Visualization, Data Communication & Information Design Director. Read more “Mapping Social Needs on an Evidence Map”
The University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, and the Ethics Programs are collaborating to host a Zoom discussion on Data Ethics during COVID-19. From public health surveillance to contact tracing and the never-ending challenge of balancing the duties of science and privacy, the Covid-19 pandemic is a test-case of our ability to manage extraordinary challenges. The ethical decisions surrounding data collection, sharing, and use, shapes and will help us meet these challenges. Read more “Data Ethics During COVID-19, Thursday 7/23/2020”
IDSC Visualization Director Alberto Cairo speaks on the effective simplicity of the COVID-19 Flatten-the-Curve chart for Mother Jones magazine. We are all familiar with the “flatten the curve” chart, but what made it so effective?
Read more “Why the Flatten-the-Curve Chart Worked”