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Lab at VIS2016

Lab student members and alumni reunion at IEEE VIS 2016 in Baltimore.
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Maoyuan Sun accepts faculty position at UMass Dartmouth

Congratulations to Dr. Maoyuan Sun, who completed his PhD in August 2016 on interactive visual analytics with biclusters. He joins the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as an Assistant Professor.

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Xin Chen and Adam Binford graduate

Congratulations to two wonderful lab members who completed their MS theses in summer 2016 and graduated:

Xin Chen defended her MS Thesis on "Be the Data", and accepted a position at Bloomberg.

Adam Binford defended his MS Thesis on software architectures for semantic interaction, and will work in the DC area.

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Dr. Jessica Zeitz Self accepts faculty position at Mary Washington

Congratulations to Jessica Self, creator of the Andromeda visual analytics tool, who completed her PhD and accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington, her alma mater school.

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Embodied Visual Analytics - IEEE VIS 2015 Meetup

Xin Chen and Jessica Self led the meetup titled “Be the Data: Embodied Visual Analytics” at IEEE VIS 2015 to discuss how to promote creative interactive data exploration through embodied interactions. We reached people with expertise in large displays, immersive analytics, virtual reality, physical data manipulation, collaboration, etc.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Congratulations, Christopher.

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