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  • What can data visualization learn from feminism?
    by Paxtyn Merten on February 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    It’s about time to infuse feminism into data science and visualization. At least, that’s what Emerson data visualization and civic tech professor Catherine D’Ignazio says based on her research into what an intersectional feminist perspective on data could look like. “We’re in this moment when big data and visualization are

  • Build it, hack it, share it: Lessons from MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab director Sarah Williams
    by Paxtyn Merten on December 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Build it, hack it, share it. This was the message that Sarah Williams, director of MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab and a professor of technology and urban planning, hoped to bring to a crowd of data enthusiasts during the final installation of the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium’s Fall 2017 speaker

  • How one data-driven art and technology company is understanding cities with AI
    by Aleszu Bajak on November 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Should New York have more than five boroughs? Are zip codes too large? As part of the Northeastern University Visualization Consortium‘s Fall 2017 speaker series, Mahir Yavuz spoke about Topos, the data-driven art and technology company he co-founded that is applying different methods and techniques from machine learning and artificial intelligence to

  • Expressive timelines: Microsoft’s Matthew Brehmer on the power of visualizing time
    by Felippe Rodrigues on May 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Matthew Brehmer, a data visualization researcher with Microsoft Research, was recently invited by NUVis, Northeastern University’s Visualization Consortium, to talk about the tools he and his team are developing to reinvent timelines. Brehmer took attendees on a tour of the history of visual timelines and then shared tips and best practices on

  • How to get more bang for your buck out of science photographs
    by Yan Wu on May 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Do science pictures need to be pretty? Is there ever a case for retouching a science photograph? And do good images help researchers get attention for their work? Yes, yes and yes, says Felice Frankel, a photographer and research scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Science photography

  • One computer scientist’s strategies for improving network visualizations
    by Yan Wu on March 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

    We are living in a world that is awash in data. To present complex information, people use visualizations that help detect trends, clusters, gaps and outliers almost instantly. But are these visualizations always effective? Cody Dunne, an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, asked that question

  • Accelerating knowledge: Four takeaways from an IBM data visualization expert
    by Felippe Rodrigues on February 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Northeastern University professor Mauro Martino is one of the minds behind IBM’s Watson News Explorer, a dashboard that allows users to explore the themes surfacing across the news ecosystem. Martino spoke last week at NUVis, Northeastern’s Visualization Consortium seminar series, about his work with artificial intelligence — or machine learning, as he prefers

  • Tips on data visualization from the Broad Institute’s Bang Wong
    by Aleszu Bajak on February 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Last month, Bang Wong, ‎creative director of the Broad Institute of M.I.T. and Harvard University, visited Northeastern University for a talk entitled “Art and Science: A partnership catalyzing discovery in biomedicine” hosted by NUVis, Northeastern’s Visualization Consortium. Wong – who works on biomedical visualization projects that are at once blindingly esoteric and visually stunning – shared several