Georgia Tech research shapes data literacy and usability at IEEE VIS 2018

Georgia Tech Visualization Lab
Georgia Tech faculty at VIS 2018

Digital data is a growing type of currency, offering insights for transforming businesses and organizations, allowing better decision making, and answering questions people didn’t even know they had. Data transactions are as common as convenience store purchases, yet the costs of those transactions are very different. 

Information visualization researchers at Georgia Tech are developing ways people can better understand the world’s data and how to interpret its meaning through techniques that can surface key insights and make the data meaningful to users. 

Georgia Tech faculty and graduate students will present their latest research in information visualization and visual analytics, including 14 papers, at the annual IEEE Visualization (IEEE VIS) Conference in Berlin, Germany, Oct. 21-26.


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Of the 15 researchers, 11 are from the School of Interactive Computing and four represent the School of Computational Science and Engineering in the College of Computing. The faculty authors – Rahul BasolePolo ChauAlex Endert, and John Stasko – are members of the VIS Lab and GVU Center.

School of Interactive Computing Professor John Stasko, along with collaborators from Microsoft Research, will receive a Test of Time award for their 2007 paper Effectiveness of Animation in Trend Visualization. It is Stasko’s second straight year receiving such a designation at IEEE VIS. Read about last year's award.

IEEE VIS is the largest conference on scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics. 


Joshua Preston
Communications Manager, GVU Center