Xin Chen awarded Best MS Thesis Award

Xin Chen was awarded the Best MS Thesis Award for 2016-2017 from the Dept of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Xin's research, called "Be the Data", enabled students to embody high-dimensional data points to explore data analytics concepts such as dimension reduction. Using her system, she conducted numerous educational workshops, totaling hundreds of students ranging from 3rd graders to undergraduates.

Congratulations Xin!

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Lab alumnus Jessica Zeitz Self featured in VT news

Jessica completed her PhD in CS at VT in May 2016, and is now a faculty member in CS at Mary Washington University.

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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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