Data. Although it is a short word, often dismissed as numbers or statistics, it follows us everywhere today. From the steps that we take, to our traffic patterns and driving speeds, to identifying our genomic sequence and even our daily purchasing habits. And more each day, governments, schools, and businesses are seeing the benefits of this information. Read more “Plotting the Future Through Data”
PyData Miami 2019 is a 3-day conference on tools and techniques for machine learning, data analysis, visualization, and large-scale data infrastructure. We are an accessible, community-driven conference with talks and tutorials for all skill levels: students, practitioners, and researchers. PyData focuses on open-source computational tools for the Python programming language (such as NumPy, Pandas, and scikit-learn), as well as implementation-agnostic techniques, and other high level numerical languages, such as R and Julia. Read more “PyData Miami Conference 1/9-11/2019”
On November 15th, 2018, the University of Miami hosted its fifth annual VizUM Symposium. This year’s event was coupled with its first ever Visualization Competition. Read more “VizUM 2018 Recap and Visualization Competition Results”
VizUM 2018 has been scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:00-7:00 PM. The finalists’ projects from the inaugural VizUM Visualization Competition will be presented.
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Bongshin Lee | Microsoft
Bongshin Lee is a Senior Researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction and EPIC research groups at Microsoft Research. She explores innovative ways to enable people to create visualizations, interact with their data, and share data-driven stories. Recently, she has been recently on helping people collect and explore data about themselves, and, share insights with others by leveraging visualizations. Bongshin currently serve as a Papers Co-Chair for PacificVis 2018 and as Associate Editor for IEEE TVCG. She served as a General Co-Chair for IEEE PacificVis 2017, and Papers Co-Chair for IEEE InfoVis 2015 and 2016. She earned her MS and PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland at College Park in 2002 and 2006, respectively.
For more information, please visit bongshiny.com.
Hadley Wickham | RStudio
Hadley Wickham is a Chief Scientist at RStudio, and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Auckland, Stanford University, and Rice University. Hadley builds tools (computational and cognitive) that make data science easier, faster, and more fun. He’s from New Zealand but he currently lives in Houston, TX with his partner and two dogs.
Most of Hadley’s work is in the form of open source R code, which you can find on github.com/hadley. You can roughly divide his work into three categories: tools for data science, tools for data import, and software engineering tools.
CCS Vizualization program director Alberto Cairo has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Majeri Award for Graphics Journalism from Ball State University’s Department of Journalism. Read more “Alberto Cairo receives Majeri Award for Graphics Journalism”
On March 2nd, 2018, the University of Miami hosted the first Data Intersections symposium. The goal of Data Intersections is to enable a conversation between professionals and scholars from domains that have been deeply transformed by the increasing availability of data and the digital tools used to manipulate it, such as data science, statistics, data journalism, the physical and biological sciences, and the digital humanities. Read more “Data Intersections Symposium 2018”
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 4:00-7:00 PM
UM Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Giorga Lupi is an award-winning information designer. She co-founded Accurat, a data-driven design firm with offices in Milan and New York, where she is the design director. She received her M-Arch at FAF in Ferrara, Italy, and earned a PhD in Design at Politecnico di Lilano. She relocated to New York City from Italy, where she now lives. She is co-author of Dear Data, an aspirational, hand-drawn, data-visualization book published by Princeton Architectural Press in the US, and by Penguin Random House in the UK. The original set of postcards has been recently acquired as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. She recently gave a TED TALK on her Humanistic approach to Data.
Data Humanism How can data visualization design can make a difference and make data more meaningful for people’s lives? How can we make a real difference now that the ways we relate to information are evolving more rapidly than we realize? Now that we are past what we can call “peak infographics” and we are left with a general audience that understands much more of what we’re doing in our profession: an audience that is ready to welcome a second wave of more meaningful and thoughtful visualizations. Giorgia will discuss how to see this moment as an opportunity to jumpstart a new renaissance, where we can question the impersonality of a merely technical approach to data, where we are ready to reconnect numbers to what they really stand for: which are more and more our lives.
Computational Media Deparment | University of California, Santa Cruz
Angus Forbes is an Assistant Professor in the Computational Media Department at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he directs UCSC Creative Coding. His research investigates novel techniques for visualizing and interacting with complex scientific information; his interactive artwork has been featured at museums, galleries, and festivals throughout the world. For the last five years (2013-2017), Angus has chaired the IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP), a forum that promotes dialogue about the relation of aesthetics and design to visualization research, and he is serving as the Arts Papers chair for ACM SIGGRAPH for 2018. Information about Angus’s recent projects is available at https://creativecoding.soe.ucsc.edu.
Creative and Critical Data Visualization In this talk, Angus will present a range of recent projects that introduce current trends in the field of information visualization, including interactive representations of biological pathways and protein interaction networks, dynamic network visualizations of the human brain connectome, and a public art installation that explores connections between photographic images and literary themes in the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. In addition to describing details about these individual projects, Angus will explore the potentials of integrating artistic and scientific methodologies, and he will discuss the use of computational media approaches to augment visual analyses of complex data, and to enhance user engagement in immersive environments.
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the University of Miami hosted the 4th annual VizUM Symposium. In celebration of visual representation, the Symposium explored the relationship between art, science, and data through two guest speakers, Angus Forbes and Giorgia Lupi. Read more “VizUM 2017 Examined the Impact of Creative Visualization”
Consumers flock to Google to learn about health conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In recent years, the search engine has been looking for ways to put its growing volume of health data to use. Google’s News Lab, which is designed to help journalists and researchers use Google tools for storytelling and understanding data, introduced a new tool this week specifically focused on health care and disease. Read more “Google is Putting its Massive Amount of Health and Disease Data to Use”
Google News Lab is inviting artists and designers to dig into its massive trove of data about what the world Googles. Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and numbers—but who communicate stories in much the same way. Read more “What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data”