Tableau Research is a proud platinum sponsor at VIS this year and has a strong presence at the conference, with Matthew Brehmer and Tamara Munzner receiving the InfoVis Test-of-Time Award for their paper, A Multi-Level Typology of Abstract Visualization Tasks. In addition, members of Tableau Research are co-chairing two workshops (NLVIZ and MERCADO), presenting five technical papers (including one that received a best paper award), and participating in various panels. Tableau Research also welcomes their newest team member, Nicole Sultanum. The team is hiring interns for the summer. So, stop by and say hello at the conference!.
Tamara's InfoVis Group at UBC is celebrating another Test of Time award for their 2013 paper on abstract visualization tasks. Tamara has been serving as an Overall Papers Chair for VIS23, will present a tutorial on Visualization Analysis and Design, and give a keynote talk at VDS. She was recently named an IEEE Fellow. She is co-editor of the AK Peters Visualization book series with CRC/Routledge, which will have both a physical table at the conference and a virtual bookstore. PhD student Francis Nguyen is co-author of honorable mention VIS23 paper Average Estimates in Line Graphs are Biased Towards Areas of Higher Variability and will also attend in person, say hello to him! Since our last in-person party in 2019, Jürgen Bernard has become an assistant professor at Zurich, and Charles Berret has joined Miriah Meyer for a postdoc at Linköping. Two PhD students finished: Zipeng Liu is now a Beihang prof, and Michael Oppermann has joined Vienna's Virtual Identity. Also, UBC CS will be hiring faculty in many areas, with an upcoming open call in the research stream where visualization applicants are welcome.
Jeff and Leilani now co-lead the Interactive Data Lab at UW. Since the pandemic, a number of PhD students have completed their degrees, including Yang Liu, Zehua Zang, Matt Conlen, Sherry Wu (now a CMU prof!), Deepthi Raghunandan, and Eunice Jun (an incoming UCLA prof!). We are also excited to celebrate recent awards, including last year’s VGTC Visualization Significant New Researcher Award for IDL alum Arvind Satyanarayan and this year's version to Leilani, as well as both TCDE Rising Star and NSF CAREER awards for Leilani. As always, we welcome faculty and graduate student applications to UW!
Charles co-leads the Victoria Interactive eXperiences with Information (VIXI) lab together with Sowmya Somanath, Regan Mandryk and Miguel Nacenta. We are a fast-growing lab with four profs working in the broad area of HCI, with emphasis on (information) visualization, design, games, social computing, fabrication and cognition. HCI and Visualization are expanding fast at UVic and we are actively looking for graduate students and postdocs. At this year’s conference, come say hi to Charles or Wei Wei, who will also be presenting his short paper Towards Autocomplete Strategies for Visualization Construction.
The Emerald Peacock
233 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tue Oct 24, 9:00pm - midnight
It’s on the east side of Melbourne's CBD (Central Business District). It's around 20-25 minutes by transit from the Convention Centre, or 20 minutes by transit from the VISAP Opening at Library at the Dock. There will be a coat check, where you can leave coats and backpacks.