IDSC Visualization, Data Communication, and Information Design Director Alberto Cairo was one of six Visualization Experts featured in this Fast Company piece on the “graphics that do the best job of telling an important story about coronavirus.” Read more “Viz Experts Pick the Best Virus Charts”
Two world-renowned professors have been added to the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing’s pioneering faculty roster. Professor Alberto Cairo from the School of Communication has been named Director of Visualization, Data Communication, and Information Design, and Professor Mitsunori Ogihara from the Department of Computer Science has been named Director of Education. Read more “IDSC Names New Research Directors”
A three-way collaborative team between IDSC Director of Visualization, Data Communication, and Information Design, Alberto Cairo (providing art-direction, project-management, etc.), El Universal (the main partner), and Google (who provided data, funding, and some Machine Learning expertise) has won one of the most prestigious award in the field of data journalism: the Sigma Award for their project “Zones of Silence.” Read more “Zones of Silence wins Data Journalism Award”
Data Intersections is an annual symposium featuring speakers from the fields of data science, statistics, data journalism, and the digital humanities. The 2020 session theme is “Conversations About the Ethics of Data, Technology, and Design.” Speakers include: Mike Monteiro @monteiro on the design of technologies, and Heather Krause @datassist on the ethics of data analysis and gender. Join us on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Newman Alumni Center 3:00-7:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Registration opens at 2:30 PM.
Students, researchers, and patrons from the University of Miami, FIU, Ransom Everglades School, and the local community gathered at Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center for the combined annual Big Data Conference and VizUM Symposium, held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The event began in the Bruce & Robbi Toll Library with Poster Presentations. This was the event’s first call for posters and cash prizes were at stake!
Read more “Poster Winners Announced for Big Data + VizUM 2019”
The Institute for Data Science and Computing, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences, Miami Herbert Business School, and the School of Communication, invites you to the 4th annual Big Data Conference, joined by the University’s annual data visualization celebration, VizUM, on Wednesday December 11, 2019. Read more “Register Now for Big Data + VizUM 12/11/2019”
“This Hurricane Map Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means: We use hurricane forecasts to warn people. Why do we misinterpret them so often?” is a motion graphic created by CCS Visualization Program Director Alberto Cairo, along with Tala Schlossberg (NY Times Opinion Visuals Journalist), (“cone of uncertainty”) which appeared online at The New York Times. The graphic explains how to interpet the typical ‘cone’ map, and what the “cone of uncertainty” means. Read more “This Hurricane Map Doesn’t Mean What You Think”
CCS Visualization Program Director Dr. Alberto Cairo has published “Does Obesity Shorten Lives: Misreading Data Visualizations Can Reinforce Biased Perceptions” in the Public Health section of Scientific American’s September 2019 issue (p. 100). Read more “Alberto Cairo on Misreading Data Visualizations”
Data Intersections is an annual symposium featuring speakers from the fields of data science, statistics, data journalism, and the digital humanities. The 2020 session theme is “Conversations About the Ethics of Data, Technology, and Design”.
VizUM is a free, annual data visualization celebration featuring speakers who are pioneers in this domain, and whose vision drives products and styles we see around us daily. IDSC is excited to announce the VizUM 2019 distinguished guest speakers are Jessica Hullman and Alberto Cairo. Join us on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 4:00-7:00 PM at the Newman Alumni Center for the combined Big Data Conference and VizUM 2019 Symposium. The Big Data Conference portion begins at 2:30 PM. Registration and the Poster Session opens at 12:00.
Read more “Save the Date Wednesday 12/11 for VizUM 2019”