TI Methods Speaker Series
The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month and used to take place in Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online.
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WHEN: Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT [click here to convert to your local time]
WHERE: delivered via videoconference.
TITLE: Visualizing public health data: strategies and tools
SPEAKER: Anamaria Crisan, PhD – Research Scientist with Tableau Research
About the topic: New technologies are enabling public health agencies to collect more data of many different types, which can be used to inform public health policy and practice. Yet, this new “big data” is challenging to analyze and to communicate to stakeholders that need to make decisions. In this session I will give a brief introduction to data visualization research – what it is, how you can use it in your own work, and what tools exist to help you visualize your data. I will also discuss my own work for visualization public health microbial genomic epidemiology. I will provide an overview of the different visualization techniques that are used in public health and show how I’ve used this knowledge to build data visualization tools. During this session I will also take some time to discuss the growing number of COVID-19 data visualizations that are proliferating on the web, created by experts and non-experts alike, and to open up a discussion on what the role of data visualization is during an outbreak.
About the speaker: Dr. Anamaria Crisan is a Research Scientist with Tableau Research. She has a multidisciplinary research background that integrates techniques and methods from applied statistics, machine learning, human computer interaction, and data visualization. Dr. Crisan analyzes data, builds tools, and conducts evaluative studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of Data Science and Data Visualization. She is especially interested in the way humans can collaboratively work together with ML/AI systems through visual interfaces.
About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is held at noon on the last Wednesday of each month. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while physical distancing measures are in effect, the TI Methods Speaker Series are offered via videoconference. The presentations are recorded and the video recordings are posted online. Click here to view a list of all talks offered in 2020 as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.