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Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information

Description:

Join DC/SLA on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 2pm-3pm EDT for a free webinar on Communicating through Infographics: Visualizing Scientific and Engineering Information, presented as part of the Transportation Librarians Roundtable (TLR). The webinar will be led by Dr. Christa Kelleher of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.

This webinar is sponsored by IEEE.

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To access the webinar on July 10:

To attend, go to: http://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/translibrarian
Phone number (for audio portion): 1-877-336-1274
Conference Room Number (passcode): 5759713

Space is limited! Registration below does not guarantee you a spot. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come basis once the session opens. However, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the TLR website at a later date.

About the Webinar:

With the growing amount of data available at our fingertips, effective and efficient scientific visualization is becoming increasingly important in modern society. Visualization of scientific and engineering data serves two broad purposes: visualization for analysis, and visualization for presentation (whether in reports, presentations, brochures, etc). Dr. Christa Kelleher will discuss what makes an effective figure or graphic and how this changes depending on the type of data being visualized and the intended purpose/audience. While the emphasis of visualizations is simplicity, Dr. Kelleher will draw on examples that include display of data with multiple dimensions as well as working with large datasets. By establishing a set of ‘best practices’ for visualization, the goal will be to provide a set of simple rules applicable across disciplines for improving graphics in any setting. Examples of effective visualization from a range of data sources as well as recent visualization advances will be used to illustrate these points. The webinar will also touch on open-source visualization tools, web-based interfaces, and analytical software to aid analysis and presentation.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Christa Kelleher is currently a postdoctoral associate in Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment investigating the relative importance of hydrological processes in small streams through complex watershed modeling. She has a MS and PhD in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and earned her BS at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Dr. Kelleher has published on and participated in webinar discussions of effective scientific visualization during her time at Penn State, and continues to remain actively engaged in scientific visualization through her research and colleagues at Duke. Dr. Kelleher’s primary background is in model diagnostics, with additional experience in statistical techniques for large, multidimensional datasets and high performance computing.

Questions? Please contact Deena Adelman at PresidentElect@dc.sla.org

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