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CS Colloquium

DateThursday, November 17, 2016
Time11:00 am
Concludes12:15 pm
LocationENR2, Agnese Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, S107
DetailsFaculty Host: Dr. Stephen Kobourov
SpeakerStephen North, Ph.D.

Human-Centered Information Visualization in Practice

How can industrial research inform information visualization research, and what should we do next? I'll discuss this from the perspective of my work in applied algorithms, software systems and applications for network visualization and related areas.


Stephen North is a researcher focusing on information visualization and applied algorithms, particularly for network visualization. He is an AT&T Labs Fellow and founder and executive director of the AT&T Labs visualization group. The group was part of the AT&T Infolab, one of the first large-scale data science laboratories. He is a co-founder of Graphviz, an open source project that contributed several useful advances in algorithms and applied optimization for abstract graph visualization. He has also published methods for visualization for geospatial data and large-scale time series. Stephen collaborated with several colleagues on RCloud, a platform for collaboration and publication of reproducible visual analytics. He has over 60 published papers. Stephen is a member of the IEEE Infovis Steering Committee, and has served as a PC co-chair of IEEE Infovis, ACM VizSec, Graph Drawing and Network Visualization, and Pacific Visualization. He is an associate editor of IEEE TVCG. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University and lives near Oldwick, New Jersey, USA. He has recently consulted in finance and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing.