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Example: Datasets obtained by 3D volumetric scans (CT, MRI)

what are some questions you might have?

Example: Datasets obtained by 3D volumetric scans (CT. MRI)  what are some questions you might have? .

Example: Datasets obtained by 3D Simulations  what are some questions you might have?    one question might be: how do planets form by ways of gravitational instabilities? hypothesis: matter clumps together and attracts more matter .

Example: Data obtained by observation-supported simulations  what are some questions you might have?   one question might be: how did hurricane Katrina evolve? .

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Example: Dow Jones Industrial Average  what are some questions you might have? .

Example: Political poll data  what are some questions you might have? .

Example: LinkedIn professional network  what are some questions you might have? .

Example: How do people call “soft drinks” in the US?  depends where you are… .

Example: use of time before a 15-page essay is due for class .

Example: Percent chance that a bar will reach the top of a box .

The salient features of a car:       miles per gallon (MPG) top speed acceleration number of cylinders horsepower weight        year country origin brand number of seats number of doors reliability (# of breakdowns) and so on... .

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Dr. John Snow’s London Cholera Map (1854)       data collection data assimilation statistical testing visualization computational analysis (brain) domain knowledge Very early example of visual analytics .

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Visual Make decisions based on data   not purely on intuition and long business experience use a combination of these .

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5 million managers/analysts by 2018  McKinsey Global Institute’s June 2011 Why do we need many more knowledgeable managers?  because data scientists may work for more than one group .000 predictive analysts and 1.000-190.S. will need 140.The U.

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creative tasks.So the human visual system (HSV) is not perfect. communicating ideas  The science of visualization and visual analytics . but it’s extremely powerful Vision is an integral part of life Vision is the gateway to higher-level regions of the brain Exploit this fast and powerful processor for  complex data analyses.

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schedule. notion of similarity and distance Data preparation and reduction Introduction to R. statistics foundations Data mining techniques: clusters. and logistics Applications of visual analytics and basic tasks Introduction to D3. patterns. text. dimensionality reduction Big data: data reduction. patterns. classifiers Computer graphics and volume rendering Techniques to visualize spatial (3D) data Scientific and medical visualization Scientific and medical visualization Midterm #1 High-dimensional data.Lecture 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Topic Intro. classifiers Data mining techniques: clusters. summarization Correlation and causal modeling Principles of interaction Visual analytics and the visual sense making process Evaluation and user studies Visualization of time-varying and time-series data Visualization of streaming data Visualization of graph data Visualization of text data Midterm #2 Data journalism Final project presentations Projects Project #1 out Project #1 due Project #2 out Project #2 due Project #3 out Project #3 due Final project proposal due Final Project preliminary report due Final Project slides and final report due . basic vis techniques for non-spatial data Visual perception and cognition Visual design and aesthetics Data types. text.

Projects (3): 10% each Midterm (2) : 20% each Final Project: 30%    proposal: 10% prelim report: 10% final report and presentation: 10% Participation  not graded. but I hope you will attend regularly and participate actively For late submission policy see website .