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Mission Statement

This group aims to facilitate students, faculty, and curious onlooker knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in all areas of Visualization (scientific visualization, information visualization, and visual analytics). To accomplish this, as a group we will read and discuss seminal works, best papers, and other papers of interest. The format is a casual discussion about the various qualitities of the paper. Please coming having read at least the abstract of the paper (preferably the whole thing).


Held weekly on Monday at 1:00 p.m. in Halvorsen Conference Room (WEB 4640). Drop-ins welcome.
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Date Paper
1/26 Multivariate Network Exploration and Presentation: From Detail to Overview via Selections and Aggregations
Stef van den Elzen, Jarke J. van Wijk
In InfoVis 2014 (Best Paper)
 2/2 LoyalTracker: Visualizing Loyalty Dynamics in Search Engines
Conglei Shi, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Hong Zhou, Huamin Qu
In VAST 2015 (Honorable Mention)
2/9  City Forensics: Using Visual Elements to Predict Non-Visual City Attributes
Sean Arietta, Alexei Efros, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Maneesh Agrawala
In SCIVIS 2015 (Honorable Mention)
2/16  No meeting: Presidents' Day
2/23  NeuroLines: A Subway Map Metaphor for Visualizing Nanoscale Neuronal Connectivity
Ali Al-Awami, Johanna Beyer, Hendrik Strobelt, Narayanan Kasthuri, Jeff W. Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister, Markus Hadwiger
In INFOVIS 2015 (Honorable Mention)
3/2  A Robust Parity Test for Extracting Parallel Vectors in 3D
Tao Ju, Minxin Cheng, Xu Wang, Ye Duan
In SCIVIS 2015 (Honorable Mention)
3/9  Domino: Extracting, Comparing, and Manipulating Subsets across Multiple Tabular Datasets
Samuel Gratzl, Nils Gehlenborg, Alexander Lex, Hanspeter Pfister, Marc Streit
In INFOVIS 2015 (Honorable Mention)
3/16 #FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media
Jian Zhao, Nan Cao, Zhen Wen, Yale Song, Yu-Ru Lin, Christopher Collins
In VAST 2015 (Honorable Mention)
3/23 An Algebraic Process for Visualization Design
Gordon Kindlmann, Carlos Scheidegger
In INFOVIS 2015 (Honorable Mention)
3/30 No meeting : VIS Deadline!

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