Pictures from piles of data

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Keller 3-180
Michael Gleicher (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Most of my work is focused around a single (broad) question: How can
we use our understanding of human perception and artistic traditions
to improve our tools for communicating and data understanding? In
problems ranging from molecular biology to video editing, we are faced
with a deluge of data. In this talk, I'll survey some of the ways
we've tried to turn this problem into solutions. I'll discuss our
efforts in data visualization and multimedia, showing how we can use
an understanding of art and perception to create novel tools for a
range of problems. I'll also speculate on some of new directions
including the use of visual simulation for home healthcare
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