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Big Data Visualization

Big Data has become a ubiquitous phrase because its simple phrase speaks to everyone.  'Big' depends on your perspective, one person's standard is another's extreme, and in all cases we need to explore our data if it is to support our decisions.

Data Visualization DC is happy to coordinate with Big Data Week to present Professor Ben Shneiderman's "Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery: Turning Messy BigData into Actionable SmallData".  Ben's interactive visualization tools have led to commercial success stories such as Spotfire, Smart Money's Market Map and the Hive Group, as well as research tools such as TimeSearcher, developed at UMD for time series data analysis. The integration of statistics with visualizations has been successfully applied to temporal event sequences such as electronic health records (Lifelines2 andLifeflow) and social network data (SocialAction and NodeXL).

Bio

Ben Shneiderman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director [masked]) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing (ACM) in 1997 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

He pioneered the highlighted textual link in 1983, and it became part of Hyperties, a precursor to the web. His move into information visualization spawned Spotfire, known for pharmaceutical drug discovery and genomic data analysis. He is a technical advisor for the treemap visualization producer, The Hive Group.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Someone made an announcement about solr, can you please post some info here. (If anyone remembers who it was, or what it was about, please post it here). thanks.

    April 25, 2013

    • Mevan S.

      Masoud and All, The Lucene/SOLR meetup is next Wednesday, May 15, at the Comcast Labs office in DC (1110 Vermont Avenue, NW). Looking forward to seeing you there. Here is the meetup link: http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · May 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Mevan. I signed up for it, see you there.

      May 10, 2013

  • Sean Moore G.

    Hello all, you can find Ben Shneiderman's on slideshare at:

    http://www.slideshare.net/BenShneiderman/info-vis-4222013dcvismeetupshneiderman

    You can also find Abhijit's presentation on Hadley Wickham's work in the files section of the meetup group.

    Enjoy!

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Evan R.

      Thanks a lot for posting this!

      May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to miss this presentation due to work. Looks like there was in-depth coverage on the progress of data visualization. Is anyone willing to meet for coffee some time this week and explain what was discussed? I'm new to this field and want to learn more! Message me on my Meetup profile if so. Otherwise, see everyone at the next event.

    April 29, 2013

  • Jason

    Very good. Liked the main speaker a lot.

    April 24, 2013

  • ANJAN P.

    Ben gave a fantastic talk! Very inspiring

    April 23, 2013

    • Sean Moore G.

      Great! Let us incorporate your feedback bit.ly/DVDC_BigData

      April 24, 2013

  • Renal B.

    Good

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Meetup! For those of you who are interested you can find more info on the Civic Data Challenge at www.CivicDataChallenge.org

    April 23, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Sorry I missed this one - too much going on, but I'll be at the next. Hope to catch some of you at the TechBreakfast as well! http://www.meetup.com/techbreakfast

    April 23, 2013

  • Nevin H.

    Prof. Schneiderman gave one of the best presentations I've had the privilege to witness in recent memory; amazing what people can do with Open Source analytics these days!!!

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Regina N.

    Wondering: Is there a mingling time first, or is the talk starting right at 6:30? Thanks!

    1 · April 22, 2013

    • Sean Moore G.

      Sorry I didn't see this earlier. We definitely mingle first, then there's always Data Drinks afterwards :)

      April 22, 2013

  • Abdul

    Is there any parking available near the facility?

    April 22, 2013

  • freddie s.

    Very helpful and informative presentations for those of us who are not visual design / GUI specialists! And Dr. Sheiderman is a very lively and informative speaker.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can someone post links to the presentations?

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    have a conflict. hope to make the next one.

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Zhiliang S.

    Hi I'm a engineer at comcast working on big data. I'm so excited to my first big data meetup.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a big data architect at comcast. Excited to be able to attend this meetup.

    April 22, 2013

  • ANJAN P.

    Looking forward to my first Data Viz meetup

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a data scientist from Spokeo in Pasadena, CA. Previously, I have been a PM leading data visualization at Quid, Inc. Excited to meet DC data viz people!

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be out of town, but will hopefully be able to attend in May.

    April 15, 2013

  • Andy

    April 14, 2013

  • lee de c.

    looking forward to meeting a hero!

    April 13, 2013

  • Jon

    sounds interesting

    April 12, 2013

  • David L.

    looking forward to meeting everyone!

    April 12, 2013

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