Title: Visualization for You

Visualization, transforming data into pictures, has become an essential tool for whoever need to make sense of large amount of data and communicate their findings with others. An effective visualization is designed according to what it is used for. I will show several visualization designs we have made for different purposes and types of audience. I will discuss design considerations for different users of visualization from domain experts, casual users, to the general public.

Kwan-Liu Ma is a professor of computer science and the chair of the Graduate Group in Computer Science (GGCS) at the University of California-Davis, where he directs VIDI Labs and UC Davis Center of Excellence for Visualization. His research spans the fields of visualization, computer graphics, high-performance computing, and user interface design. Professor Ma received his PhD in computer science from the University of Utah in 1993. During 1993-1999, he was with ICASE/NASA Langley Research Center as a research scientist. He joined UC Davis in 1999. Professor Ma received numerous recognitions for his research contributions such as the NSF Presidential Early-Career Research Award (PECASE) in 2000, the UC Davis College of Engineering’s Outstanding Mid-Career Research Faculty Award in 2007, and the 2013 IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2012. Professor has also actively served the research community. In 2016, he serves as a papers co-chair for both InfoVis and EuroVis.