Posts Tagged "Alberto Cairo"



Data Intersections: Ethics of Data, Technology, and Design 2/13/2020

Data Intersections is an annual symposium featuring speakers from the fields of data science, statistics, data journalism, and the digital humanities. The 2020 session theme is "Conversations About the Ethics of Data, Technology, and Design". Save the Date Thursday, February 13, and join us at the Newman Alumni Center. Registration opens at 2:30 PM. The Symposium beings at 3:00, and ends at 7:30 PM. Speakers include: Mike Montero...

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“This Hurricane Map Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means” by Alberto Cairo

  "This Hurricane Map Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: We use hurricane forecasts to warn people. Why do we misinterpret them so often?" is a motion graphic created by CCS Visualization Program Director Alberto Cairo, along with  Tala Schlossberg (NY Times Opinion Visuals Journalist), ("cone of uncertainty") which appeared online at The New York Times. The graphic explains how to interpet the typical 'cone' map, and what the...

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Alberto Cairo on Misreading Data Visualizations in Scientific American

CCS Visualization Program Director Dr. Alberto Cairo has published "Does Obesity Shorten Lives: Misreading Data Visualizations Can Reinforce Biased Perceptions" in the Public Health section of Scientific American's September 2019 issue (p. 100). The September issue is titled ‘Truth, Lies & Uncertainty: Searching for Reality in Unreal Times’. It contains articles about how deception works (and not only among humans!), how...

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PyData Conference Miami at CIC 1/9-11/2019

PyData Miami is a 3-day conference on tools and techniques for machine learning, data analysis, visualization, and large-scale data infrastructure. We are an accessible, community-driven conference with talks and tutorials for all skill levels: students, practitioners, and researchers. PyData focuses on open-source computational tools for the Python programming language (such as NumPy, Pandas, and scikit-learn), as well as...

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VizUM 2018 Recap and Visualization Competition results

VizUM video by UM student Nathalie Moreau on Vimeo   On November 15th, 2018, the University of Miami hosted its fifth annual VizUM Symposium.  This year’s event was coupled with its first ever Visualization Competition. Before the main speakers took to the stage, the two finalists for the VizUM Visualization Competition were invited on stage to present their work.  The "Visualiz-IRs" and the "UM Analytics" teams were the...

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