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.

The First Workshop on Big-Data Visualization, organized by Professor Kwan-Liu Ma, will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Big Data Conference in Santa Clara, CA on October 6, 2013.

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.

Visualizing Contact Dairy

Chris Bryan, a PhD student of VIDI, has been working on a project in collaboration with sociologists at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
A paper reporting his work so far has been accepted by ASONAM 2013.

The Eighth Workshop on Ultrascale Visualization will be held in conjunction with SC13 in Denver, CO on November 17, 2013. Professor Kwan-Liu Ma co-chairs this Workshop.

Visualizing Collaboration and Dispute Networks

Yelena Wu, a MS student of VIDI, has worked on a project in collaboration with Professor Robert Faris of Sociology at UC Davis for her thesis.
A paper reporting her work has been accepted by ASONAM 2013.

Conference Presentations

Carmen Sigovan and Jinrong Xie, PhD students of VIDI Research Group, will present their research works at EuroVis 2013. Carmen's work was done in collaboration with scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory to visualize supercomputing while Jinrong's was with climate scientists to visualize geodesic grid volume data from simulations using global circulation models.

VizSec 2013 will be held in conjunction with the IEEE VIS Conference on October 14, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. Professor Kwan-Liu Ma is the Program Chair.