General Info:

Instructor: Prof. Klaus Mueller
    Office hours: Th Th 4-5pm (Live Zoom, piazza discussion boards)
    Phone: 2-1524 (leave message, but better send email)
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Meeting time and venue:

   TuTh 7:00-8:20 pm (Engineering 143)

   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 library python 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. Check out this playlist that has some of the final project videos of the Spring 2023 batch (here are playlists for Spring 2022, Spring 2021 and Spring 2020). This is a 3-credit course.

   By taking this course you will gain: Prerequisites:
    Graduate standing
    Working knowledge of Javascript, python

   Required:    For additional reference:
    Projects (3): 10% each
    Exams (2): 20% each
    Capstone project: 30% (proposal 5%, prelim report 5%, final report, lighting talk video, live presentation 20%)