Archive for October, 2013

Tomorrow: deadline for VIZBI tutorial proposals

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A quick reminder that the deadline for tutorial proposals is tomorrow, 1 November 2013 at 23:59 Pacific time (PST). For further information, go to

First VIZBI 2013 videos now available

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Videos from the opening session of VIZBI 2013 are now available at – videos from the remaining sessions will be released over the coming weeks. In the first video, Bang Wong welcomes delegates to VIZBI 2013, and gives an overview of the VIZBI initiative. Then, Sara Irina Fabrikant discusses how analysis of scientific data can be enhanced using information visualization, visual analytics, cognition principles, and graphical user interface design.

BioVis postdoc vacancy at Leuven (Belgium)

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The new Data Visualization Lab at the University of Leuven (Belgium) is looking for good candidates for a postdoc position focusing on scalability in data visualization. Funding is available for 2 years to work in very close collaboration with Intel, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and IMEC (Interuniversity Micro-electronics Center). Topics include investigating how to leverage multiple cores/nodes to speed up interactivity, how to quickly recalculate different resolutions of the data, and developing measures of “interestingness” to guide users towards parts of the data they might want to look at. For more information, see the position advertisement or contact Prof Jan Aerts. Starting date is as soon as possible.

Nov. 1st deadline for VIZBI 2014 tutorials

Monday, October 7th, 2013

We invite proposals to run half-day tutorials during the VIZBI tutorial day (4 March 2014). The proposed tutorial should focus on either topical tools and methods, on principles of data visualization, or on user experience design. The deadline for proposals is 1 November 2013, and we will notify applicants by 14 November 2013. Tutors will receive 50% of the tutorial registration fees from tutorial participants. For further information, go to