This webinar — featuring Vertia Byrd, AAssociate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology in the Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University and Kalina Borkiewicz, Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Visualization Program Office and the Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) at Illinois — is part of the I-GUIDE Webinar Series hosted by the NSF Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE; more details at iguide.illinois.edu) and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE). The Moderator will be Mark SubbaRao, Lead of NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.
Abstract: You have data - now what? Data visualization can take your research to the next level, whether by helping you with data analysis or science communication. This webinar will introduce you to what visualization can do for you, how to target various audiences, and different methods of data representation. Looking to make broad public impact? Then cinematic scientific visualization is for you. This style of data viz can be seen in museums, documentary films, and viral social media, and it has the potential to reach millions of people worldwide. I-GUIDE has expertise and partners that can help you reach general audiences.
Speaker Bios: Vetria uniquely integrates scholarship in teaching/learning and engagement through a purposeful research agenda that focuses on developing a progressive learning path for teaching and learning data visualization, and addressing the existing gap in visualization on how and what to teach diverse audiences in diverse settings about data visualization. She is a member of the I-GUIDE Education and Workforce Development Team. Borkiewicz has a computer science background, has been creating scientific visualizations for public outreach since 2014, and has contributed to a number of visualization software efforts. She is a member of the I-GUIDE Engagement & Partnerships Team.