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Panayiotis Zaphiris <[log in to unmask]>
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Panayiotis Zaphiris <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 21:55:19 +0100
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Dear all,

for all those of you who might have not been able to attend Ben
Shneiderman's  talk at City University London (see below) you can
watch the video or listen to the audio at



On 8/31/07, Panayiotis Zaphiris <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ben Shneiderman is visiting the Centre for HCI Design
> ( at City University London and is going to
> give a talk on the 18th of September.
> Title: The Thrill of Discovery: Information Visualization for
> High-Dimensional Spaces, Tuesday 18 September 2007 at 11:00AM
> The Thrill of Discovery: Information Visualization for High-Dimensional Spaces
> + Date: Tuesday 18th September 2007
> + Time: 11:00AM
> + Location: City University London: Room CM507 (Tait Building)
> + Directions: The event will be at the Northampton Square site (room
> CM507), which
> is easily accessible by tube. Directions at:
> Admission is free.  If you would like to attend this talk, please
> email Panayiotis Zaphiris ([log in to unmask]).
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> The Thrill of Discovery: Information Visualization for High-Dimensional Spaces
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> Interactive information visualization provide researchers with
> remarkable tools for discovery. By combining powerful data mining
> methods with user-controlled interfaces, users are beginning to
> benefit from these potent telescopes for high-dimensional spaces. They
> can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out
> unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand. With careful
> design and efficient algorithms, the dynamic queries approach to data
> exploration can provide 100msec updates even for million-record
> databases.
> This talk will start by reviewing the growing commercial success
> stories such as, and
> Then it will cover recent research progress for
> visual exploration of large time series data applied to financial,
> Ebay auction, and genomic data ( ).
> Our next step was to combine these key ideas to produce the
> Hierarchical Clustering Explorer 3.0 that now includes the
> rank-by-feature framework ( By judiciously
> choosing from appropriate ranking criteria for low-dimensional
> axis-parallel projections, users can locate desired features of higher
> dimensional spaces. Demonstrations will be shown.
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> If you would like to attend this lecture, please email [log in to unmask]
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> BEN SHNEIDERMAN ( is a Professor in the
> Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of
> the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
> ( at the University of Maryland.  He was
> elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing (ACM) in 1997 and
> a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
> (AAAS) in 2001.  He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award
> in 2001.
> Ben is the author of "Designing the User Interface: Strategies for
> Effective Human-Computer Interaction" (4th ed. April 2004)
>  With S. Card and J. Mackinlay, he
> co-authored "Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to
> Think" (1999).  With Ben Bederson he co-authored "The Craft of
> Information Visualization" (2003). His book "Leonardo's Laptop"
> appeared in October 2002 (MIT Press)
> ( and won the IEEE book award
> for Distinguished Literary Contribution.
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> --
> Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris
> Centre for HCI Design
> City University
> London, EC1V 0HB
> UK
> web:

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