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Visualization and Interaction Techniques for Supporting Exploratory Data Analysis

21 Feb
Thursday, 02/21/2019 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Computer Science Building, Room 150/151
Speaker: Ali Sarvghad

Abstract: Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)  is an integral part of insight discovery and decision-making process. Typically, analysts examine variables and their relationships in search of interesting patterns, trends, and outliers. However, research has shown that various factors such as unfamiliarity with the shape and the structure of data, premature fixation on specific data-subsets, and the tedium of data manipulation can make effective exploration difficult.

In this talk, I will present some of my work on building novel visualization and interaction techniques for supporting exploratory data analysis. I will discuss how analysis provenance can be utilized to improve collaborative EDA, and to expand depth and breadth of exploration. I will also present a new embedded interaction technique that facilitates data exploration by enabling fast direct manipulation of data grouping.

A reception for attendees will be held at 3:30 p.m. in CS 150.

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