Data Visualization

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
United States

Data Science Network Nights

This event will include lightning talks by the following:

  • Mark Hansen, Director | Brown Institute of Media Innovation
  • Laura Kurgan | Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
  • James Curley | Department of Psychology
  • Kaiser Fung | School of Professional Studies
  • Andrew Gelman | Department of Statistics
  • Nicholas Tatonetti | Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Elizabeth Hillman | Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Steven Feiner | Department of Computer Science

The evening will conclude with an open-floor networking wine and cheese reception featuring ePosters.



Mark Hansen

David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation

Mark Hansen joined Columbia Journalism School in July of 2012, after a decade of shuttling between the west and east coasts. In Los Angeles, he held appointments in the Department of Statistics, the Department of Design Media Arts and the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA -- literally forming a triangulation of data, art and technology -- and was a Co-PI for the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, an NSF Science and Technology Center devoted to the study of sensor networks.

Laura Kurgan

Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Associate Professor

Laura Kurgan teaches architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning at Columbia University, where she is Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) and the Director of Visual Studies. Her work explores problems ranging from digital location technologies, the ethics and politics of mapping, to new structures of participation in design, and the visualization of urban and global data.

Andrew E. Gelman

Political Science

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under the age of 40.

Steven K. Feiner

Computer Science

Steven Feiner is professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab and co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. His interests include human–computer interaction, augmented reality and virtual environments, 3-D user interfaces, knowledge-based design of graphics and multimedia, mobile and wearable computing, computer games, and information visualization. Feiner has been doing augmented reality research for over 20 years.

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