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Visualization Distinguished Lecture

April 10, 2015

 

THE VISUALIZATION DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

Presented By

   School of Interactive Computing
School of Computational Science and Engineering
School of Literature, Media and Communication 

 

Jean-Daniel Fekete
Senior Research Scientist at INRIA


"Visualization for the People:  Where Are We Now"

Friday, April 10, 2015
TSRB Banquet Hall
1st Floor
10:00 a.m.

 

Abstract
For years, visualization has focused on expert users with a job to do and limited time. With the advent of visualization on the web, the landscape has changed. Now, visualization is presented to people with no external motivation, on their leisure time, and competing with various other activities.  Still, visualization remains a powerful tool to make sense of complex data, in particular for citizens who want to make sense of the world they live in, with the help of the open data initiatives for examples.  But introducing visualization to the people triggers multiple problems related to visualization literacy and interaction literacy that need solutions. Dr. Jean-Daniel Fekete is exploring this research landscape with students and colleagues. He will report on some issues and solutions that hopefully will lead to a faster adoption of visualization by the people.

Bio
Jean-Daniel Fekete is Senior Research Scientist (DR1) at INRIA, the
French National Research Institute in Computer Science. He received his
PhD in Computer Science in 1996 from Université Paris-Sud. From 1997 to
2001, he joined the Graphic Design group at the Ecole des Mines de
Nantes that he led from 2000 to 2001. He was then invited to join the
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland in
the USA for one year. He was recruited by INRIA in 2002 as a confirmed
researcher and became Senior Research Scientist in 2006. He is the
Scientific Leader of the INRIA Project Team AVIZ (see http://www.aviv.fr/) that he founded in 2007 and that is well known worldwide in the domains of
visualization and human-computer interaction. His main research areas
are Visual Analytics, Information Visualization and Human Computer
Interaction.

Dr. Fekete was the General Chair of the IEEE VIS Conference in Paris in
2014, the first time it was held outside of the USA. He is an
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer
Graphics (TVCG), Member of the IEEE Information Visualization Conference
Steering Committee and of the EG EuroVis Steering Committee. He is
currently on Sabbatical at NYU.

 

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