Data Visualization Selected Chapters Seminar

Teachers: 
Denis Lalanne
Florian Evéquoz

The topic

Data visualization, also known as information visualisation, is a field concerned with the visual representation of data and interaction with it in order to amplify cognition. This seminar will explore some recent trends and selected chapters in this research domain, e.g. combination of data mining techniques with parallel coordinates visualisation,  the evaluation of graph & network visualisation, the representation of uncertainty in visualisation, etc.

Description

The goal of this seminar is to review selected chapters in the domain of Data Visualization. Another objective of this seminar is to develop skills in reading, writing and reviewing academic papers. In this context, students will be asked to write and present a state of the art of a sub-domain of the Data Visualization research field. Sub topics such as the combination of data mining techniques with parallel coordinates visualisation,  the evaluation of graph & network visualisation, the representation of uncertainty in visualisation etc. will be addressed in this context.

Each student will be asked to choose a theme within the domain, select state-of-the-art references relevant to the chosen thematic, synthesize these references and present them orally in a presentation, done during one of the final seminar sessions in a written report, of 4 pages, authored in LaTeX following ACM Strict format.

Learning outcomes: At the end of the seminar, students will know how to do a bibliographic research, how to judge the quality of a scientific paper, and how to write a scientific article. Further, they will know what is Data Visualization and the current techniques and trends, and will deepen their knowledge on a particular subtopic.

Registration

We invite max 6 students in informatics to participate. We'll select the most motivated students. Please contact us as soon as possible with 3-4 lines explaining your motivation to participate to this seminar (write to both address):

  • florian [d-o-t] evequoz [A-T] unifr [d-o-t] ch
  • denis [d-o-t] lalanne [A-T] unifr [d-o-t] ch

Language

English

Time 

5 sessions, Friday morning in the meeting room B 420 (Perolles II).

Start

February 26th, 10am, room A420

Date: 
2016, Spring