Speaker: Michael Gleicher, UW-Madison, Dept. of Computer Science
Abstract: Most of my work is focused around a single (broad) question: How can we use our understanding of human perception and artistic traditions to improve our tools for communicating and data understanding? In problems ranging from molecular biology to video editing, we are faced with a deluge of data. In this talk, I'll survey some of the ways we've tried to turn this problem into solutions. I'll discuss our efforts in scientific visualization and multimedia, showing how we can use ideas from art and perception to create novel tools for a range of problems. Time permitting, I might also discuss some of my efforts to create a cross-disciplinary course on Visualization.