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”
“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”
Chris Mader, IDSC Software Engineering Director will present an overview of the recent project to develop the xSAT eXperimental Situational Awareness Tool in a webinar on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM on Zoom. Read more “xSAT COVID-19 Early Detection WEBINAR 9/8/2020”
IDSC data specialists 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,” Read more “Mapping Social Needs Interventions and Health Outcomes”
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”
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”
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.
The goal of the “Your City, Your Neighborhood, and You” Visualization for Civic Engagement Competition is to challenge designers, journalists, data scientists, statisticians, and professionals and scholars in any other field to design either: A data visualization essay, story, or infographic based on publicly available data about Miami, or an exploratory data visualization. Read more “VizUM Visualization Competition Deadline Extended to 7/23/2018”
Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Spatial+ Data Visualization Group. The mission of the Spatial+ Data Visualization Group is to provide GIS and Visualization professionals, educators, enthusiasts, and other users with opportunities to exchange information and ideas, share best practices, and stay up to date with the latest tools, approaches, and more. Read more “Spatial+ Data Visualization Inaugural Meeting 2/23/2018”