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2022-06-13 | Three Publications at EuroVis / EuroVA 2022

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We have two papers and one poster paper at EuroVis, the visualization conference organized by EuroGraphics and the co-located EuroVAvisual analytics workshop (Program).

Raphael Beckmann will present his paper Interactive Visual Explanation of Incremental Data Labeling, published, together with Cristi Blaga, Mennatallah El-Assady (ETH Zurich), Matthias Zeppelzauer (St. Pölten), and Jürgen Bernard. Links: Paper Page.

Jenny Schmid successfully submitted the paper RankASco: A Visual Analytics Approach to Leverage Attribute-Based User Preferences for Item Rankings, together with Lena Cibulski (Fraunhofer IGD), Ibrahim al Hazwani, and Jürgen Bernard. Links: Paper Page.

Ibrahim al Hazwaniwill present the poster A Design Space for Explainable Ranking and Ranking Models, with Jenny Schmid, Madhav Sachdeva, and Jürgen Bernard.

2022-06-02 | Jörn Kohlhammer in Colloquium Series

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Talk in the colloquium Series 2022 at UZH

I am pleased to announce Jörn Kohlhammer as speaker for the IfI Colloquium Spring 2022 series! Jörn is a Professor at TU Darmstadt and leader of the Information Visualization & Visual Analytics (IVA) group at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt. He is one of the most well-known and respected researchers in the field of Visual Analytics and as such one of the leaders of the VisMaster project, which is one of the cornerstones of the European Visual Analytics community.

Jörn's talk will be about Decision Support with User-Centered Visual Analytics. Enjoy!

2022-05-11 | Sustainabilty Contribution: Make Science, Not Miles

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Jürgen Bernard has agreed to cap his air travels, as a contribution to reducing flight emissions of the UZH community. Together with Prof. Gabriele Siegert (vice president) and Prof. Noah Bubenhofer, he recently promoted forms of scientific collaboration that involve less air travel in a video recording. In Jürgen's case, this video recording took place at the Digital Society Initiative (DSI). Here, he has the opportunity to take part in exciting and fruitful collaborations across faculties. Most of these exchanges directly take place in Zurich - yet another form of scientific collaboration without the need for air travel.

Links to the Video Recording, the DSI and UZH Sustainability Operations

 

2022-04-25 | EuroGraphics Young Researcher Award for Jürgen Bernard

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Prof. Jürgen Bernard has received the EuroGraphics 2022 Young Researcher Award!

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Computer Graphics in the area of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics. In his area of research, Jürgen Bernard has produced a number of outstanding contributions, which is evidenced by several best paper awards from conferences such as IEEE VIS and EuroVA, the Hugo-Geiger Preis in 2016, and the Dirk Bartz Prize in 2017.

EuroGraphics is pleased to recognize Jürgen Bernard with the 2022 Young Researcher Award.

Links to the Award Ceremony, the Eurographics YRA, and Prof. Bernard's page

2022-04-04 | Inaugural Lecture of Jürgen Bernard

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Jürgen Bernard had his Inaugural Lecture in the Aula of the UZH main building. The title of the talk was "Interacting With Data". After a historic introduction into data-driven research, he showed how innovative data science solutions can enable users in research, industry, and in everyday life to cope with challenges of data-driven decision-making, to make the most of their data. In a series of his best-practice examples, Jürgen demonstrated how interactive visual user interfaces and machine learning techniques can be combined to leverage the strengths of both humans and machines in the interactive data analysis process.

Links to the Video Recording, news reports by the DSI and the Faculty

 

2022-02-18 | Replicability Stamp Award

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The Graphics Replicability Stamp Initiative has awarded our newest TVCG paper "Visualizing Graph Neural Networks with CorGIE: Corresponding a Graph to Its Embedding" with a Replicability Stamp.

This award is an additional recognition for authors who are willing to go one step further,
and in addition to publishing the paper, provide a complete open-source implementation.

The work contributes visualizations for machine learning, graph neural networks, and graph layout and was a collaboration with the University of Zurich, the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and Facebook.

Links to the award page, the paper page, and gitHub

2021-10-26 | Best Paper Award at IEEE VIS 2021

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Prof. Jürgen Bernard has received the Best Paper Award at IEEE VIS 2021 for his paper "IRVINE: A Design Study on Analyzing Correlation Patterns of Electrical Engines", together with his colleagues Joscha Eirich, Jakob Bonart, Dominik Jäckle, Michael Sedlmair, Ute Schmid, Kai Fischbach, and Tobias Schreck.

The paper is the result of collaboration with BMW and the University of Graz.

The paper was presented at IEEE VIS, the premier forum for advances in visualization and visual analytics in New Orleans (virtual), October 26 2021.

2021-10-24 | Silvia Miksch is the Keynote Speaker at VAHC

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Prof. Silvia Miksch will give the keynote speech at the workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare (VAHC), organized by Jürgen Bernard! Silvia is an expert in the visual analysis of time oriented data, of uncertainty-aware data analysis, guidance in visual analytics and in visual analytics in healthcare.

The title of Silvia's talk is "Visual Analytics Meet Electronic Health Records: How Can We Tackle the Challenges?"

Link: IEEE Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare

2021-09-16 | Jenny Schmid - Master Thesis Defense

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Jenny Schmid has successfully defended her Master Thesis, congratulations and cheers!

Title of the thesis was "Human-Centered Ranking of Data Objects with Interactive Attribute Scoring Interfaces".

Link: Thesis Project on Attribute Scoring Functions

2021-06-15 | EuroVis Young Researcher Award

Young Researcher Award

Prof. Jürgen Bernard has received the EuroVis 2021 Young Researcher Award!

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the characterization, design, and evaluation of visual-interactive interfaces to combine the strengths of both humans and algorithms in interactive machine learning and data science applications.

The Award is given to one young colleague, who has already made a significant contribution to visualization and specifically to the European Visualization community.

Links: Prof. Bernard's speech, Award Ceremony, Faculty News, Prof. Bernard's page

2021-06-14 | Best Paper Award at EuroVA 2021

EuroVA 2021, Best Paper Award

We have received the Best Paper Award at EuroVA for our paper LFPeers: Temporal Similarity Search in Covid-19 Data.

The paper is the result of collaboration with Jan Burmeister and Jörn Kohlhammer from Fraunhofer IGD.

The paper was presented at the EuroVA workshop at the 23rd Eurographics Conference on Visualization, EuroVis 2021, Zürich (virtual), June 2021.

2021-05-11 | Two Papers accepted at EuroVA 2021

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The IVDA Group has two papers at EuroVA, the international Workshop on Visual Analytics, co-located with the EuroVis Conference (June 14 to 18, 2021). The program can be seen here.

Jenny Schmid successfully submitted a paper called A Taxonomy of Attribute Scoring Functions, together with Prof. Bernard. Links: Fast Forward, Paper Presentation, Paper.

The second paper, LFPeers: Temporal Similarity Search in Covid-19 Data, is a result of a research collaboration with Jan Burmeister and Jörn Kohlhammer from Fraunhofer IGD. Links: Fast Forward, Paper Presentation, Paper.

2021-02-02 | Ben Shneiderman in Colloquium Series 2021 at UZH

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Talk in the colloquium Series 2021 at UZH

I'm delighted to announce Ben Shneiderman, who followed my invitation to the Colloquium Spring 2021 series! Ben is a Distinguished University Professor in the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science. He conducted fundamental research in the fields of human–computer interaction and information visualization, with design being an overarching theme in his long career.

In his talk, Ben will present concepts and practices in Human-Centered AI (HCAI).

2021-02-01 | Organization of VAHC 2021

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International Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare

Jürgen Bernard is organizing VAHC 2021, held virtually in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2021, October 24. VAHC is the premier research event exploring the application of data visualization and visual analytics. We will bring together medical experts, leading scientists, and visionaries to discuss opportunities and challenges in using visual analytics techniques to help patients, clinicians, public health researchers, and others leverage the power of complex health datasets.

The image shows Jürgen Bernard organizing VAHC in Chicago, 2015.

2020-11-01 | Organization of EuroVA 2021

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International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics

Jürgen Bernard is organizing the international EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA) 2021, together with Katerina Vrotsou (Linköping University, Sweden).

EuroVA will be held virtually in conjunction with the EuroVis conference in Zurich (June 14 - June 18). EuroVA is the premier workshop in Europe to present and discuss fresh ideas on new methods and theories, novel applications, designs, and studies on the use of Visual Analytics methods and systems.

The image shows Jürgen Bernard giving a talk at EuroVA 2017