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Symposium Co-Chairs

Liang Gou

Liang Gou is a Principal Research Scientist at Bosch Research. His research interests lie in the fields of visual analytics, deep learning and human-computer interaction. Prior to joining Bosch Research, Liang was a Principal Research Scientist at Visa Research and a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center.

Claudia Plant

Claudia Plant is full professor, leader of the Data Mining research group and vice dean at the Faculty of Computer Science University of Vienna, Austria. We focus on new methods for exploratory data mining, e.g., clustering, anomaly detection, graph mining and matrix factorization. Many approaches relate unsupervised learning to data compression, i.e. the better the found patterns compress the data the more information we have learned. Other methods rely on finding statistically independent patterns or multiple non-redundant solutions, on ensemble learning or on nature-inspired concepts such as synchronization. Indexing techniques and methods for parallel hardware support exploring massive data.

Paper Chairs

VIS Paper Chairs

Alvitta Ottley

Alvitta Ottley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her research uses interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems such as how best to display information for effective decision-making and how we can design human-in-the-loop visual analytics interfaces that are more attuned to the way people think.

Anamaria Crisan

Dr. Anamaria Crisan is a Lead Research Scientist at Tableau. She conducts interdisciplinary research that integrates techniques and methods from machine learning, human computer interaction, and data visualization. Her research focuses on the intersection of Data Science and Data Visualization, especially toward the way humans can collaboratively work together with ML/AI systems through visual interfaces.

KDD Paper Chairs

Junming Shao

Junming Shao’s research interests include data mining and machine learning, especially for clustering in high-dimensional data, graph mining and brain structural network analysis. He has received his Ph.D. degree with the highest honor (“Summa Cum Laude”) at the University of Munich, Germany. He became the Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in 2012. Currently, he is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He not only published papers on top-level data mining conferences like KDD, ICDM, SDM, IEEE/TKDE, but also published data mining-related interdisciplinary work in leading journals including Brain, Neurobiology of Aging, and Water Research.

Nina Chritine Hubig

Nina Hubig is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at Clemson University in Charleston in the Biomedical Data Science Program. She also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Neuroscience in the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on explainability and fairness in artificial intelligence which often includes finding important visualizations and causal relationships in correlated data.

Web/Tech Chair

Jorge Piazentin Ono

Jorge Piazentin Ono is a Research Scientist at Bosch Research. His research lies at the intersection of Visual Analytics, Explainable Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interfaces, with a focus on interactive systems for data and model analysis. He holds a Ph.D. degree from New York University.

Publicity Chairs

Jen Rogers

Jen is a Ph.D. student based in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah under the supervision of Alexander Lex and Miriah Meyer. Her research involves interactive visualization for biological data and transparency for design-oriented visualization research.

Steering Committee

Alexander Lex

Alex is an assistant professor of computer science at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute and the School of Computing at the University of Utah. He develops interactive data analysis methods for experts and scientists. His primary research interests are interactive data visualization and analysis especially applied to molecular biology and graph visualization.

Torsten Möller

Torsten Möller is a professor of computer science at the University of Vienna, Austria where he heads the research platform Data Science @ Uni Vienna as well as the research group on Visualization and Data Analysis. Since 2018, he serves as the editor-in-chief for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications.

Adam Perer

Adam Perer is an Assistant Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute. His research integrates data visualization and machine learning techniques to create visual interactive systems to help users make sense out of big data. Lately, his research focuses on human-centered data science and extracting insights from clinical data to support data-driven medicine. This work has been published at premier venues in visualization, human-computer interaction, and medical informatics. He was previously a Research Scientist at IBM Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Program Committee

  • Alim, Usman (University of Calgary)
  • Assent, Ira (Aarhus University)
  • Berger, Matthew (Vanderbilt University)
  • Du, Fan (Adobe Research)
  • He, Wenbin (Bosch Research)
  • Hohman, Fred (Apple)
  • Hubig, Nina (Clemson University)
  • Liu, Shusen (LLNL)
  • Nobre, Carolina (Harvard University)
  • Wang, Junpeng (Visa Research)
  • Wang, Yang (Facebook)
  • Wang, Yun (Microsoft Research Asia)
  • Xu, Panpan (Bosch Research)
  • Wu, Yanhong (Facebook)