Fall 2015 Sigma Xi Lecture: “Big Data Visual Analysis”

Join the College of Science, Sigma Xi, and the IIT Research Office on Tuesday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the IIT Tower Auditorium for the fall 2015 Sigma Xi lecture. This fall’s lecture, “Big Data Visual Analysis” will be presented by Chris Johnson, director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute and Distinguished Professor of the School of Computing at the University of Utah.

We live in an era in which the creation of new data is growing exponentially such that every two days we create as much new data as we did from the beginning of mankind until the year 2003. One of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century is to effectively understand and make use of the vast amount of information being produced. Visual data analysis will be among our most important tools to understand such large and often complex data.

In this talk, Johnson will present state-of-the-art visualization techniques, including ways to visually characterize associated error and uncertainty, applied to Big Data problems in science, engineering, and medicine.

RSVP to Lauren Shelby, 312.567.5030 or rsvpevents@iit.edu

Contact Elizabeth Soto for more information or questions about this event.