VizUM 1st Annual Symposium, Thursday 12/11/2014

VizUM 1st Annual Symposium, Thursday 12/11/2014

The Places & Spaces Exhibit capstone event and the launch of the annual VizUM Symposium took place on December 11, 2014, 6:00–8:00 PM in the Stanley and Jewell Glasgow Hall, at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center of the University of Miami School of Architecture, 1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. These events were open to the public.

The University of Miami hosted the debut of the 10th and final iteration of the Places & Spaces Exhibit, created by Indiana University as a unique and innovative scientific visualization concept. The exhibit was open over the fall 2014 semester, sponsored jointly and equally by Frost Institute for Data Science & Computing (IDSC, then the Center for Computational Science “CCS”), the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Communication, with generous support of space and resources from the Otto G. Richter Library and the School of Architecture.

VizUM Annual Symposium original logo 2014

In this first VizUM Symposium, we heard from

  • Chance Scott, a graduate student in geography who presented a detailed accident density for Miami-Dade County from 2003 through 2010
  • Julius Dewalt, also a grad student in geography, who illustrated the mosquito-borne distribution of malaria in Mali
  • Undergraduate Luis David Real who showed the growth of Hispanic populations in Georgia, county by county, from 2000 through 2010.

Faculty Speakers included:

  • Juhong Park, School of Architecture
  • Alberto Cairo, School of Communication, and IDSC
  • Victor Milenkovic, College of Arts and Sciences, and Department of Computer Science