CSE Seminar or Event|
Visualization and Interactive Data Analysis
Jeffrey HeerAssistant Professor
Monday, April 02, 2012|
4:00pm - 5:00pm
1690 Beyster Bldg.
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About the Event
The increasing scale and accessibility of digital data provides an
unprecedented resource for informing research, business and public
policy. Yet acquiring and storing this data is, by itself, of little
value. Turning data into knowledge is a fundamental challenge for both
computer systems and user interface research: it requires integrating
data management systems and analysis algorithms with human judgments
of the meaning and significance of observed patterns. In this talk, I
will discuss our research attempting to address this challenge through
novel interactive systems for data visualization and manipulation.
Jeffrey Heer is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he works on human-computer interaction, visualization and social computing. His research investigates the perceptual, cognitive and social factors involved in making sense of large data collections, resulting in new interactive systems for visual analysis and communication. The visualization tools developed by his lab (Prefuse, Flare, Protovis & D3) are used by researchers, corporations and thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. His group has received Best Paper and/or Honorable Mention awards at the premier venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization (ACM CHI, ACM UIST, IEEE InfoVis). In 2009 Jeff was included in MIT Technology Review's TR35; in 2012 he was named a Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Contact: Cindy Estell
Open to: Public