General Info:

Instructor: Prof. Klaus Mueller
    Office hours: Th Fr 4-5pm (or send email for other arrangements)
    Phone / location: 2-1524 / New CS Buiilding (NCSB) room 261
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TA: Salman Mahmood
    Office hours:  Mo, Tu, We, Th 4:00-5:30pm
    Location: New CS Buiilding (NCSB) room 134
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Meeting time and venue:

   TuTh 5:30-6:50pm, Earth & Space 079

  Visualization plays an increasingly important role in the understanding of the massive data that are nowadays being collected in almost any domain – science, medicine, business, commerce, finance, social networks, and many more.  As such, visualization is often deeply integrated into the analytics tools developed for data science. This course will discuss both foundations and applications of this emerging paradigm known as visual analytics. It will begin with the basics – visual perception, cognition, human-computer interaction, the sense-making process, data mining, computer graphics, and information visualization. It will then move to discuss how these elementary constituents are coupled into an effective visual analytics pipeline that allows humans to interactively reason with data and gain insight. Students will have the opportunity to hone their skills by a set of projects and then more deeply explore a topic of their choice by ways of a final programming project. We will use the public-domain statiiscs library R for data analytics and the popular javascript library D3.js for interactive information visualization directly in the web browser. In addition, students will also gain practical experience with a state of the art volume renderer for the visualization of medical data. 

    Graduate standing
    Working knowledge of Java

   Required:    For additional reference:
    Projects (2): 15% each
    Midterm exams (2): 20% each
    Final Project: 30% (10% for each component -- proposal, prelim report, final report & presentation)