DLS: John Stasko — Reflections on the Value of Visualization Export this event to calendar

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

Please note: This distinguished lecture will take place in DC 1302 and online.

John Stasko, Professor
School of Interactive Computing 
Georgia Institute of Technology

photo of Professor John StaskoAlthough everyone today seems focused on AI and LLMs to solve problems and make decisions, many everyday activities still benefit from a more human touch and presence. Data Visualization, the focus of my research, is fundamentally a tool to help people perform analysis better and communicate information about that analysis more effectively. In this talk, I'll recount multiple examples from my career that illustrated the value of visualization and the lessons that I learned from those examples. Additionally, I will attempt to more precisely explain how visualization helps analysis and communication, and I will describe the situations in which visualization can be most beneficial. At a minimum, I hope you walk away from the talk more knowledgeable about the wines of Tuscany.


Bio: John Stasko is a Regents Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty since 1989. He is a widely published and internationally recognized researcher in the areas of information visualization and visual analytics, approaching each from a human-computer interaction perspective. Stasko was inducted into the ACM CHI Academy in 2016 and IEEE Visualization Academy in 2019. He received the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) Visualization Technical Achievement Award in 2012 and the Visualization Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2014 and an ACM Fellow in 2022.


To attend this distinguished lecture in person, please go to DC 1302. You can also attend virtually using Zoom at https://uwaterloo.zoom.us/j/91023374445.

If you are attending virtually, please email Izabela Rutkowski for the passcode.

Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Hybrid: DC 1302 | Online distinguished lecture
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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