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AUCD - Pre-Conference Workshop 2:
Visual Analytics: New Tools for Gaining Insight from Your Data

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Location: Columbia 2

Session Description

Interactive information visualization tools provide researchers and practitioners with remarkable capabilities to support discovery, reveal unexpected insights into collected information, and reveal patterns and connections. Information visualization is the best way to navigate massive amount of information. These telescopes for high-dimensional data combine powerful statistical methods with user-controlled interfaces. Users can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand.

This talk reviews rapidly growing interest in data discovery and visualization considering such examples as Spotfire, Tableau, and Qlikview. The central theme is the integration of statistics with visualization.

Featured Presenter(s)

Professor Ben Shneiderman

Ben Shneiderman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland.  He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, and IEEE, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Ben is the co-author with Catherine Plaisant of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th ed., 2010).  With Stu Card and Jock Mackinlay, he co-authored Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (1999).  With Ben Bederson he co-authored The Craft of Information Visualization (2003). His book Leonardo's Laptop appeared in October 2002 (MIT Press) and won the IEEE book award for Distinguished Literary Contribution.  His latest book, with Derek Hansen and Marc Smith, is Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL (2010).