Honorary Seminar: Ben Shneiderman for his election to the NAE

University of Maryland Department of Computer Science is proud to present a seminar on the occasion of Ben Shneiderman's Election to the National Academy of Engineering. Department Chair Larry Davis will make introductory remarks.

  • Title: Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery
  • Date: Tuesday April 27, 2010
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: AV Williams Building, Room 2460

Interactive information visualization tools provide researchers with remarkable capabilities to support discovery. These telescopes for high-dimensional data combine powerful statistical methods with user-controlled interfaces. Users can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand. With careful design and efficient algorithms, the dynamic queries approach to data exploration can provide 100msec updates even for million-record databases.

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