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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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Four Lab Students Win Awards at 2014 CS Dept Banquet

Andre Esakia wins Best GTA Award
Lauren Bradel wins 2nd Place Best Research Poster Award
Ji Wang recognized for winning Yelp Grand Challenge Award
Alex Endert recognized for winning IEEE VGTC Best Dissertation Award (and wins the award for winning the most awards!)

Congrats Andre, Lauren, Ji, Alex!

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Andre Esakia wins CS Outstanding GTA of the Year Award

Congratulations to Andre for his efforts in leading the creation and teaching of Mobile Software Development course.

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Alex Endert wins IEEE VGTC Best Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations to lab alumnus Alex!

Alex Endert was awarded the first annual IEEE VGTC Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award was presented at the IEEE VIS Conference in October 2013. Alex completed his dissertation in Computer Science at Virginia Tech in August 2012, under advisor Chris North. His dissertation is entitled "Semantic Interaction for Visual Analytics: Inferring Analytical Reasoning for Model Steering". Alex also won the Best Dissertation Award in the Department of Computer Science.

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VIS 2013

Lab students and alumni to present two papers at IEEE VAST 2013 in Atlanta in October:

Semantics of Directly Manipulating Spatializations
Xinran Hu, Lauren Bradel, Dipayan Maiti, Leanna House, Chris North, Scotland Leman

The Impact of Physical Navigation on Spatial Organization for Sensemaking
Christopher Andrews, Chris North

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