Strong CHI 2015 Presence
VIDI students, Yuzuru Tanahashi and Yang Wang, presented their papers at CHI 2015. Yuzuru's paper won the Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award.
2015 Picnic Day
A huge crowd came to the Center for Visualization on the UC Davis Picnic Day to see the latest and greatest visualization and interface designs and demonstrations. Undergrad Gregory Guterman was showing his work.
On April 15, 2015, ninety fourth graders visited the Center for Visualization to see advanced computer science research results. VIDI students prepared diverse visualization and interface demonstrations for these kids.
VIDI researchers, Shimin Wang, Yuzuru Tanahashi, and Nick Leaf introduce a personal visualization design based on a flower metaphor for one to review his/her Facebook activities. The paper on this work will appear in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.
Annual VIS Conference
The VIS 2014 Conference was held in Paris over November 9-14. VIDI students made a strong presence in the technical program.
Exploratorium and UC Davis Partnership Ceremony
UC Davis and the Exploratorium in San Francisco have formally partnered to incorporate the latest scientific innovations into the museum’s exhibits and programs. Jennifer Frazier (left) of the Exploratorium and professor Kwan-Liu Ma (right) tell Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi (center) how the partnership worked to build the plankton table during the launch of the partnership on Friday May 2, 2014.
Stories of Solidarity
President of the Los Angeles local SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and veteran character actor, Clyde Kusatsu, poses with the Stories of Solidarity team at the national AFL-CIO 2013 Convention. The UC Davis undergraduate students were invited by the AFL-CIO to exhibit their social media prototype, a collaboration of the California Center for Media Arts and Democracy and the UC Davis Center for Visualization.
Interactive Visualization Exhibit
Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsome, played with the Plankton Table, an interactive exhibit using multi-touch visualization developed through a collaboration between the Exploratorium, the VIDI team of the UC Davis Center for Visualization, and the Darwin Project at MIT.
Visual Research Archives
Christine Tao, a student of Design, has completed her MFA thesis under the supervision of Professor Susan Verba through a collaborative interdisciplinary research facilitated by the Center of Visualization.