Visualization as Intelligence Amplification 10/22/2014

Visualization as Intelligence Amplification 10/22/2014

Visualization has been around now for a good amount of time . . .

  • IEEE Vis, the premier academic conference in this area, was founded back in 1990.
  • The foundational book “Readings in Information Visualization” was published in 1999.
  • Tableau Software was founded in 2013.

It’s time to stop for a moment and think: What is the role of visualization? What do we want to build in the future? What are the main challenges and obstacles we will be facing?

Enrico Bertini will take this opportunity to reflect on these questions and the role of visualization in research and in society at large. Drawing from Douglas Engelbart’s “Augmenting Human Intellect”, Dr. Bertini will argue that the main goal of Visualization is to “amplify our intelligence” and he will show examples of systems that achieve this goal. The talk will showcase research he is conducting in the New York University lab, and he will discuss challenges and the ways in which we can make visualization more useful and pervasive.

“Visualization as Intelligence Amplification”  |  Dr. Enrico Bertini
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 5:00 PM
Ungar Building, Abess Center, Room 230C-D

Register here.

Part of the Department of Computer Science Pizza Seminar Series. 

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