I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco. I am also the Graduate Director for the Masters in Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program, and teach courses for the Masters in Science in Analytics (MSAN) program.
We are excited and honored to have the amazing Anita Lillie give a presentation at USF as part of the Data Visualization Speaker Series!
|Date:||Thursday, September 25, 2015|
|Location:||McLaren Conference Center, Room 252|
|Schedule:||6:30 – 7:00pm||Doors Open, Socializing, Food, Drinks|
|7:00 – 8:00pm||Speaker's Presentation|
|8:00 – 9:00pm||Q&A, More Socializing|
Crafting a data story: A step-by-step walk through the data visualization creation process
Anita’s talk will focus on techniques for crafting intuitive, empathetic data visualizations. Using real examples from her own experience, Anita will demonstrate strategies to make better data visualizations.
Anita Lillie is a data interface designer, developer, and visualization specialist. She has worked in a wide range of fields, including genetics (Stanford), music (MIT), mobile (Nokia Research), social networks (LinkedIn), and healthcare (Practice Fusion), and most recently as a consultant to some awesome data startups. Anita has a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford and a Masters from the MIT Media Lab.
Anita currently works on the data science team at Practice Fusion, a health technology company in San Francisco. When she isn't working, Anita is usually on a bike trail near Skyline, climbing rocks, or eating dessert.
Consider submitting a poster abstract to VizSec 2014! Abstracts are due on September 19, 2014.
VizSec will be held in Paris, France on November 10, 2014 in conjunction with IEEE VIS. VizSec brings together researchers and practitioners in information visualization and security to address the specific needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization techniques. See vizsec.org for details.
How Good People Make Bad Graphs: Unintentional Fibbing with Visualization
Reasonable goals can often result in incredibly misleading visualizations. This talk will show several examples illustrating how easy (and how dangerous) it is to lie with data visualization, and discuss some of the goals that may have led to that result. Then, we will explore how to rework those visualizations to still achieve those goals without distorting our perception of the data.
Visit the Event Archives for the slides and recording from the meetup.
The Data Visualization Speaker Series presents:
Monday, April 28, 2014
6:30pm to 9:00pm
McLaren, Room 250
Reza's talk will explore the process of designing and implementing interfaces and generative visualizations. He will showcase his most recent works and address the aesthetic considerations and challenges involved in creating each piece.
|6:30 – 7:15||Doors open, socializing, food, drinks|
|7:15 – 8:15||Speaker's presentation|
|8:15 – 9:00||More socializing, Q&A|
Bio: Reza is a computational designer and creative engineer. He uses code to express himself, and creates tools and libraries to help others create. He is the author of ofxUI, one of the most popular add-ons for openFrameworks (an arts-engineering toolkit). Though his works is highly visual, he is interested in the ideas and implications of his tools, works, and methodology. As an artist and engineer he is deeply interested in the feedback cycle that occurs when customs tools are written to accomplish an artwork, and how those tools can enable artworks to go beyond what the artist had originally envisioned. Reza is excited to find those happy accidents, beautiful moments of interaction and magic that comes with making something novel with technology. He hopes to change the world by making a difference in how people use technology, design products and experience new media art and entertainment.