Friday, January 23, 2009

Jan 2009 VDA 2009 San Jose

VDA 2009


I presented our paper on the Visual data exploration of temporal graph data at the Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis 2009 which was Part of IS&T/SPIE's International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2009. This event was held on the 19-20 January 2009 in San Jose, California, USA. The paper was co-authored by Mike Farrugia and myself and is based on Mike's masters research and his submission to the IEEE VAST 2008 contest (which he won a Cell phone Mini Challenge award).

The event itself was quite interesting due to the co-location with a number of other conferences on Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation. I also got to meet a number of interesting researchers including Katy Börner who presented a inspiring paper on "Teaching children the structure of science". Katy is the director for the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University. I enjoyed our discussions and hearing more about the Network Workbench which will be of great interest for an upcoming project we are starting. I also enjoyed discussing research infrastructures with the highly energetic Russell Duhon. He discussed EpiC: A Computational Infrastructure for Epidemics Research with me and gave a talk on Creating Marketplaces for Science.

This is worth watching too.

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