SLAIS students are invited to the “open doors” event of the Andrew Wade Visual Analytics Challenge Program on Monday, October 1st, 12 noon in the Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Center. This event is presented by the Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics (VIVA), a joint SFU/UBC initiative to promote Visual Analytics (“the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces”).
VA is a multidisciplinary field intended to help people interactively explore and synthesize information in order to derive insights from massive, dynamic, and often ambiguous and conflicting data. VA draws on research from areas such as information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning, statistics, decision making and problem solving, communication, and the cognitive and social sciences. VA can prepare you for internships leading to high-demand positions of data scientists and analysts.
VIVA offers students an opportunity to participate in VA research projects and work with cutting edge VA tools, using real-world data, in collaboration with domain subject matter experts.
At this session, participants will learn how to get involved in VA through the Andrew Wade Visual Analytics Challenge program, and about the new Graduate Certificate in Visual Analytics at SFU.
Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.
Registration is free at: http://awva.eventbrite.com (limit 60)
Location: University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus, Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Center
Date: Monday, October 1st, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
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