This seminar consists of two parts:
Part I: We will have weekly reading assignments. A student will be responsible for presenting one of the papers and leading the discussion of the paper each week. The purpose of the reading assignments is to make sure that we are aware of the state of the art in Visualization research.
Part II: We will have hands-on projects during class. Students will be put into groups where each group will be leading a specific project. The nature of these projects will include research-focused (i.e. where the goal is to publish) and deployment-focused (i.e. where the goal is to release a useful visualization to the public).
Prerequisite: Undergraduate students will require the instructor's permission.
|Project 1: Waldo 2.0|
|Fumeng Yang, Peter Vondras, Jared Chandler, Katia KraKravchenko, Michael Spector, (Leilani Battle, Jieqiong Zhao)|
|Project 2: Medical Visual Storytelling|
|Anzu Hakone, Jared Bronen, Filip Barroso, Ryan Dougherty, Erden Oktay|
|Project 3: American Sign Language|
|Marianne Procopio, Bushra Alkadhi, Hamid Mansoor, Megan Van Welie, Pratham Joshi|
Your grade will depend on three things: (1) Demonstration that you complete your weekly reading assignments. (2) Your presentation of an assigned paper (and leading of the discussion). (3) Your contribution to the group project.
Reading Assignments (30%)
You will need to submit your 3 questions about each paper to the student leading the discussion that week by Sunday night. The instructor should be cc'ed on the email. Note that if there are three assigned papers for the week, you will need to send 3 separate emails (therefore a total of 9 questions, 3 questions for each paper).
Class Presentation (25%)
You will be asked to present up to 2 papers during the semester. For each presentation, you should prepare a 12 minute talk with 18 minutes of discussions. You will lead the disucssions based on the questions that your fellow classmates have sent to you earlier in the week.
You will participate in a project for this class. The project could either be research-focused or deployment-focused. For a research-focused project, the aim is to conduct the preliminary work that will (hopefully) lead to a publication in the future. For a deployment-focused project, the aim is to build a prototype of a (web-based) visualization system that will be made public online.