Jeffrey Heer. Courtesy Research Computing Center.

Better Living through Data Visualization

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Visualizations are interesting from an intellectual point of view, but they can have serious real-world consequences.

Miriah Meyer, assistant professor at the School of Computing of the University of Utah

Not Just Seeing, but Understanding, Too

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Data visualization doesn’t have to be limited to time-tested tools like bar charts and scatter plots.

Andrey Rzhetsky. Photo courtesy RCC.

The Big (Data) Picture

Monday, May 18, 2015

The messy complexity of biomedicine is the perfect springboard for Andrey Rzhetsky to discuss getting data for complex networks, combining data sets, and drawing from them some “non-obvious conclusions.”

Example image from the PASCAL VOC challenge.

Knowing Where to Look

Monday, May 4, 2015

 Getting a computer to “know what is where by looking” is a lot harder than it, er, looks.

DES J0335.6-5403, a celestial object found with the Dark Energy Camera. It is the most likely of the newly discovered candidates to be a galaxy, according to DES scientists. This object sits roughly 100,000 light-years from Earth, and contains very few stars – only about 300 could be detected with DES data. Right: the detectable stars that likely belong to this object, with all other visible matter blacked out. Image: Fermilab/Dark Energy Survey.

Scientists Find Rare Dwarf Satellite Galaxy Candidates in Dark Energy Survey Data

Friday, May 1, 2015

Scientists on two continents have independently discovered a set of dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way Galaxy.