VAST Visual Analytics Challenge 2014 – Honorable Mention

This year, the Visual Analytics challenge organised by the IEEE VAST (Visual Analytics Science & Technology) conference again had a mini-challenge on Twitter data, and it is (near) real-time this time. The task is to monitor the Twitter feed and provide (near) real-time updates on important events that are happening and find information related to a suspected kidnapping.

Our entry won a ‘Honorable Mention for Effective Support for Analytic Sensemaking’, a step away from getting an award. You can see the system working in the demo video below (best in full screen with sound on).

SAVI-SocialAnalyticsVIsulisation

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Invited Talk at the Data Visualisation Workshop

The workshop is organised by the Creative Industry Knowledge Transfer Network and was held at the Nesta in London. The workshop had some excellent speakers and I am quite honoured to be invited. Below are the presentation slides.

Visiting Daniel Keim’s Visual Analytics Group at University of Konstanz in Germany

With the support from the EU Erasmus funding, I spend a week at the Visual Analytics group led by Prof. Daniel Keim, who is the leading expert on this topic. Konstanz is a nice city in southern Germany, and very busy in summer because of its location and lake. I will definitely want to go back and spend a bit more time there. Below is the talk I gave there about the Data- Intensive Visual Analytics (DIVA) project.

Reviewer, CSCW 2013

Reviewer, the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, San Antonio, Texas, Feb 2013.