INFO Seminar Series: isual Analytics & Trusted Information for Effective Human-Computer Collaborative Decision Making to Solve Global Challenges
The Department of Information Science Presents:
Dr. David Ebert
Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wednesday, October 2nd
The Institute of Behavioral Science is located at 1440 15th Street, Boulder, CO (map)
Title: Visual Analytics & Trusted Information for Effective Human-Computer Collaborative Decision Making to Solve Global Challenges
Abstract: Information, not just data, is key to today’s global challenges. To solve these challenges requires not only advancing computer science and big data analytics but requires new analysis and decision-making environments that enable reliable decisions from trustable, understandable information. These environments are successful when they effectively couple human decision making with advanced, guided analytics in human-computer collaborative discourse and decision making (HCCD). Our HCCD approach builds upon visual analytics, traceable information, human-guided analytics and explainable and interactive machine learning, focusing on empowering the decision maker through interactive visual analytic environments where non-digital human expertise and experience can be combined with state-of-the-art and transparent analytical techniques. When we combine this approach with real-world application-driven research, not only does the pace of scientific innovation accelerate, but impactful change occurs. I’ll describe how we have applied these techniques to challenges in sustainability, security, resiliency, public safety, and disaster management.
Bio: David Ebert is the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, a Fellow of the IEEE, director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and director of the Visual Analytics for Command Control and Interoperability Center (VACCINE), the Visualization Science team of the Department of Homeland Security’s Command Control and Interoperability Emeritus Center of Excellence. Ebert performs research in visual analytics, volume rendering, illustrative visualization, and procedural abstraction of complex, massive data. He is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Computer Society vgTC Technical Achievement Award for seminal contributions in visual analytics. He has been very active in the visualization community, serving as Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, serving as IEEE Computer Society Vice President and the IEEE Computer Society’s VP of Publications, and successfully managing a large program of external funding to develop more effective methods for visually communicating information.
Wednesday, October 2 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Institute of Behavioral Science, 155A
1440 15th Street, Boulder, CO 80309