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IEEE VIS 2015

Lab activities at IEEE VIS 2015 in Chicago include paper presentations by Maoyuan Sun and Haeyong Chung at VAST 2015 and Caleb Reach at LDAV 2015. Xin Chen and Jessica Self conducted a MeetUp on Embodiment in Visual Analytics.

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Lauren Bradel completes PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Bradel, who completed her PhD in May 2015 on "Multi-Model Semantic Interaction for Scalable Text Analytics". She will join the Department of Defense as a Post-Doc.

http://infovis.cs.vt.edu/users/lauren-bradel

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Haeyong Chung to become Asst Professor at UAH

Congratulations to lab member Haeyong Chung, who completed his PhD in March 2015 and has accepted an Assistant Professor position in Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

http://people.cs.vt.edu/~chungh/

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The end of an era...and the beginning of a new one!

On April 11, 2015, our laboratory group, along with Dr. Doug Bowman's 3D Interaction group, renovated the Black Lab in Knowledge Works II.

We dismantled the Gigapixel display, most of which will be repurposed for research in other departments, vizblocks, and unused equipment stands. With this new free space, we will be able to implement a staging area for the Cube at ICAT! This is a wonderful opportunity for our department to develop software and experiments for the Cube.

This may be the end of the Gigapixel era, but it's definitely the start of a new and exciting one!

Thanks to everyone who came out to help.

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Christopher Andrews -- Assistant Professor at Middlebury College

PhD alumnus Christopher Andrews accepted a permanent position on the faculty at Middlebury College, Department of Computer Science. No more "visiting" in his title!
http://www.cs.middlebury.edu/~candrews/

Congratulations, Christopher.

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Lab events at VIS 2014

VAST TVCG Paper: A Five-Level Design Framework for Bicluster Visualizations
Authors: Maoyuan Sun, Chris North, Naren Ramakrishnan

VAST Conference Paper: Multi-Model Semantic Interaction for Text Analytics
Authors: Lauren Bradel, Chris North, Leanna House, Scotland Leman

VAST Challenge Poster: Event-based Visual Analytics for VAST Challenge 2014
Authors: Ji Wang, Lauren Bradel, Peng Mi, Chris North

VIS 2014 MeetUp: Visual Analytics in the Classroom
Organizer: L. House, S. Leman, C. North, L. Bradel

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Team awarded NSF Big Data grant

http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2014/09/092614-ictas-northnsf.html

BIGDATA: F: DKA: Usable Big Data Analytics via Multi-Scale Visual to Parametric Interaction (MV2PI)

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Alex Endert joins the Faculty of Georgia Tech

Laboratory alumnus Dr. Alex Endert accepted a tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech beginning this Fall 2014. He began the Fall semester teaching a graduate course on Information Visualization.

See Alex's GaTech page here

Congratulations Alex!

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Chris North Promoted to Full Professor

Dr. Chris North was recently promoted to full professor in Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Congratulations, Dr. North!

You can read more about Dr. North's accomplishments on his website.

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Dr. Chris North wins COE Dean's Award for Research Excellence

Congratulations, Dr. North, on winning the College of Engineering Dean's Award for Research Excellence!
This award recognizes his "extraordinary level of achievement in research" over the past two years.
Read more here.

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