VizUM 2018


VizUM 2018 | 11/15/18

In its fifth year, VizUM 2018 will be held on Thursday, November 15,  from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.  As continuing collaboration with the School of Communication and  the College of Arts and Sciences, CCS is pleased to announce this year’s speakers are Bongshin Lee from Microsoft and Hadley Wickham from RStudio.  The inaugural VizUM Visualization Competition finalists’ projects will also be presented.



Bongshin Lee VizUM 2018 Speaker

Bongshin Lee | Microsoft

Bongshin Lee is a Senior Researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction and EPIC research groups at Microsoft Research. She explores innovative ways to enable people to create visualizations, interact with their data, and share data-driven stories. Recently, she has been recently on helping people collect and explore data about themselves, and, share insights with others by leveraging visualizations. Bongshin currently serve as a Papers Co-Chair for PacificVis 2018 and as Associate Editor for IEEE TVCG. She served as a General Co-Chair for IEEE PacificVis 2017, and Papers Co-Chair for IEEE InfoVis 2015 and 2016. She earned her MS and PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland at College Park in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

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Hadley Wickham | RStudio

Hadley Wickham is a Chief Scientist at RStudio, and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of AucklandStanford University, and Rice University. Hadley builds tools (computational and cognitive) that make data science easier, faster, and more fun. He’s from New Zealand but he currently lives in Houston, TX with his partner and two dogs.

Most of Hadley’s work is in the form of open source R code, which you can find on You can roughly divide his work into three categories: tools for data science, tools for data import, and software engineering tools.


More information coming soon .  .  .

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