Archive for March, 2017

VIZBI 2017 Keynote Speaker: Daniel Keim

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Prof. Dr. Daniel Keim conducts research in the analysis, exploration, and visualization of mass data. He and his team develop novel techniques for visual analysis of business, customer, finance, demoscopic, and network data motivated by applications in customer relationship management (CRM), telecommunications, the financial market and network security. He published on topics related to information visualization and data mining and has given tutorials at several large conferences.

Daniel Keim (2)

Deadline for VIZBI tutorial proposals extended

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In case you are considering proposing a tutorial for VIZBI, you now have more time, as we are extending the deadline. Proposal submissions will now close on Friday, 31 March 2017, at 23:59 Pacific time (PST). Please visit the VIZBI 2017 tutorial page for details.

VIZBI 2017 Keynote Speaker: Tamara Munzner

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Tamara Munzner is a professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Computer Science and holds a PhD from Stanford. She has worked on visualization projects in a broad range of application domains, including genomics, evolutionary biology, geometric topology, computational linguistics, large-scale system administration, web log analysis, and journalism. Her research interests include the development, evaluation, and characterization of visualization systems and techniques from both user-driven and technique-driven perspectives.

Tamara Munzner

VIZBI UK warm up: 20-21st April The UK Biological Visualisation AGM

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

With VIZBI 2017 still two months away, there’s still time to fit in another biological visualisation meeting before coming to Sydney!

bivi2017 flyer

On 20th-21st April, BiVi – the UK Biological Visualisation Community will have its 3rd Annual General Meeting at Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.

The BiVi AGM is a two day meeting funded by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and the only regular meeting for UK based tool developers and researchers working in biological visualisation. This year there will be keynotes from Jean Luc Doumont, Marc Streit and Bang Wong, and seven talks from researchers developing biological visualisation systems. Participants can also present posters and lightning talks, and sign up for hands on workshops on the second day. Registration also includes an evening reception, and student bursaries are available.

For more information see the 3rd BiVi AGM meeting page

VIZBI 2017 Keynote Speaker: Drew Berry

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Dr. Drew Berry is a biomedical animator who combines cinema and science to reveal the microscopic worlds inside our bodies. His scientifically accurate and aesthetically rich visualizations are elucidating cellular and molecular processes for a wide range of audiences. His animations have been shown in exhibitions, multimedia programs, and television shows, and have received many awards and commendations. Dr. Berry was a keynote speaker in VIZBI 2011 and this year, we had another opportunity to showcase his expertise in visualization as we stage VIZBI in Australia for the first time.

Drew Berry

VIZBI 2017 tutorial proposals closing soon

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Proposals for running a tutorial at VIZBI 2017 close on Monday, 20 March 2017, 23:59 Pacific time (PST). Please visit the VIZBI 2017 tutorial page for details.


VizbiPlus Challenge 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Feeling artistic? Participate in an event that brings together international artists and scientists during Vivid Sydney, the festival of light, music and ideas. Your work will be judged by the Emmy and BAFTA award winner Drew Berry and it will be featured from 29th of May 2017 and throughout the duration of Vivid at Spunky Bruiser in Darlinghurst. Enter the VizbiPlus Challenge and you could win Cintiq 13Pro!

Credit: Benedetta Frida Baldi

Data Visualization Masterclass 2017

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The University of Sydney, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Vivid Sydney are excited to announce the Data Visualization Masterclass, a one-day tour of state-of-the-art methods, taught by internationally acknowledged experts in data visualization happening on Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at The Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, University of Sydney. The masterclass will teach you the principles and practices for turning data into insightful visualizations that tell compelling stories. The class is for anyone working with data, including communicators, scientists, programmers, designers, and visual artists. The masterclass will feature highly acclaimed international speakers: Tamara Munzner and Daniel Keim.



Photo by: Benedetta Frida Baldi

Arriving in Sydney, Australia

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Please remember to arrange a valid visa to enter Australia and know what to expect when arriving at Sydney Airport. For more information, go to Sydney Airport Arrival Procedure to view the summary of the key steps and procedures you must complete when arriving at Sydney Airport. For all other information about duty-free allowances, Australian Customs and Border Protection Services, and Biosecurity, the relevant links are provided here.

Vivid Sydney 2016.  Credit: Destination NSW

VIZBI 2017 Call for Tutorials

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Submission is now open for half-day tutorial proposals for the VIZBI tutorial day on 13 June 2017. The tutorial day gives delegates the opportunity to learn about key tools and techniques and gain hands-on experience with biological visualization software tools. To submit your proposal, please visit the VIZBI 2017 tutorial page. The deadline for tutorial proposals is 20 March 2017, 23:59 Pacific time (PST). We will notify applicants by 27 March 2017.

VIZBI 2017 and Vivid Sydney

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

We are excited to announce that VIZBI 2017 will be part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music, and ideas. For three weeks (26 May – 17 June), Sydney is transformed into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy – for free. The festival also features hundreds of events, including performances from local and international musicians, as well as presentations and workshops from world leaders in the creative industries. The program for Vivid Sydney will be launched in March: to get a flavour of what is to come, check out Vivid Sydney 2016.

Vivid Sydney

Image credit to Vivid Sydney.