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Coloquio “Visualization and Visual Analytics”

El Departamento de Informática de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María invita a seguir el streaming de la charla “Visualization and Visual Analytics”, la que será dictada por la Dra. Cecilia Aragón, académica de la University of Washington. Esta actividad se realizará el miércoles 24 de agosto, desde las 9:45 hrs.


Recent advances in computation, data management, and sensors are leading our society to generate an ever-increasing flood of digital information. Submerged within the data deluge lies a wealth of information that is potentially valuable to businesses, governments, scientists, and all human communities. In order for data to be of use to humans, we need to understand how to explore and communicate this information effecti! vely so t hat humans can make sense of and draw valuable insights from the data around us. The visual system is the highest bandwidth channel into the human brain.

The goal of data visualization is the unveiling of the underlying structure of large or abstract data sets using visual representations that utilize the powerful processing capabilities of the human visual perceptual system. Visual analytics is the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces.

In this talk, I will cover some of the key design principles and techniques used in visualizing, exploring, and analyzing very large data sets, together with the perceptual principles that support them, to provide a broad overview of the rich world of data visualization.

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