In conjunction with Information Access Division
The Thrill of Discovery: Information Visualization for High-Dimensional Spaces
University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 15:00-16:00,
Interactive information visualization provides researchers with remarkable tools for discovery.
By combining powerful data mining methods with user-controlled interfaces,
users are beginning to benefit from these potent telescopes for high-dimensional spaces.
They 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 100 ms updates even for
This talk will review growing commercial success stories such as www.spotfire.com, www.smartmoney.com/marketmap, and www.hivegroup.com.
It will then cover recent research progress for visual exploration of large time series data applied to financial, Ebay auction,
and genomic data (see www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/timesearcher).
Finally, the talk will discuss the combination of these ideas in the Hierarchical Clustering Explorer 3.0 that includes the rank-by-feature
framework (see www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/hce).
By judiciously choosing from appropriate ranking criteria for low-dimensional axis-parallel projections, users can locate desired features
of higher-dimensional spaces.
Demonstrations will be shown.
Building 101, Lecture Room D
Tuesday, October 3, 2006 13:00-14:00,
Ben Shneiderman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland.
In addition, he is the Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
as well as a member of both the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research,
all at the University of Maryland.
He was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 1997
and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001.
Also in 2001, he received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ben is the author of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 4th ed.,
and the author of Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies which won the IEEE book award
for Distinguished Literary Contribution.
Presentation Slides: PDF
Contact: P. M. Ketcham
Note: Visitors from outside NIST must contact
Robin Bickel; (301) 975-3668;
at least 24 hours in advance.