IDIES supports formation of the JHU Visualization Discussion Group

IDIES is pleased to announce the formation of the JHU Visualization Discussion Group, hosted by Assistant Research Scientist Mubdi Rahman of the Physics and Astronomy department.

Mubdi Rahman of the Physics and Astronomy Department

This will be a group that meets weekly to discuss the visualization of data, ranging from basic principles and overarching theory, to specific examples from within astronomy and from other communities. The group welcomes students, researchers, and faculty from all departments.

Activities for the discussion group will include:
• Discussing the basic principles of visualization, including going through seminal texts such as Tufte’s “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information”
• Workshop sessions where participants may bring visualizations that they are working on for advice and external opinions
• Demonstrations and tutorials for various visualization tools
• How to incorporate better visualization principles in your scientific workflow
• Discussions of the dissemination of visualization (for both scientific and public outreach purposes)
• Special guests discussing visualizations in other fields

The group meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 – 2:30 PM in Bloomberg 462. Light refreshments will be served. The full schedule for the discussion group is located here. If you’re interested in hearing about or participating in the group, future e-mails will be sent on the VDG e-mail list which you can sign up for here.