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ACMD Seminar: Ubiquitous Analytics: Interacting with Data Anywhere, Anytime

Niklas Elmqvist
Associate Professor, College of Information Studies and Director, Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory; University of Maryland, College Park

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 15:00 - 16:00
Building 101, Lecture Room D
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
Room 1-4058
Abstract: Computing is becoming increasingly embedded in our everyday lives: mobile devices are growing smaller yet more powerful, large displays are getting cheaper, and our physical environments are turning intelligent and are integrating an increasing number of digital processors. Meanwhile, the data deluge has never been greater, and people need to leverage all of this digital infrastructure to stay afloat. In this talk, I will present a concept called ubiquitous analytics that is staking out a new digital future of ever-present, always-on computing; one that can support manipulating, thinking about, and interacting with data anytime, anywhere.
Bio: Niklas Elmqvist is an associate professor in the iSchool (College of Information Studies) at University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2006 from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. Prior to joining University of Maryland, he was an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Since 2016, he is the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) at University of Maryland, one of the oldest and most well-known HCI research labs in the country. His research area is information visualization, human-computer interaction, and visual analytics. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award as well as best paper awards from the IEEE Information Visualization conference, the ACM CHI conference, the International Journal of Virtual Reality, and the ASME IDETC/CIE conference. He is papers co-chair for IEEE InfoVis 2016 and 2017, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, and the Information Visualization journal, and co-editor of the Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lectures on Visualization. His research has been funded by both federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, and DHS as well as by companies such as Google, NVIDIA, and Microsoft. He is also the recipient of the Purdue Student Government Graduate Mentoring Award (2014), the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award (2012), and the Purdue ECE Chicago Alumni New Faculty award (2010).
Note: Visitors from outside NIST must contact Cathy Graham; (301) 975-3800; at least 24 hours in advance.


Created February 2, 2018, Updated November 15, 2019