GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar Series: VIS Conference Presentation Preview


Rahul Basole, Associate Professor * Alex Endert, Assistant Professor * John Stasko, Professor


Georgia Tech has more than 10 accepted papers and posters from faculty and students at IEEE VIS 2016, Oct. 23-28, the premier international research conference for information visualization, visual analytics, and scientific visualization. This brown bag will give a preview of some of the work researchers will present this year. In total, Georgia Tech will present 2 InfoVis papers, 2 VAST papers, 4 posters, and 5 workshop papers at the conference in Baltimore.

Presentations during the brown bag:
Visualization by Demonstration: An Interaction Paradigm for Visual Data Exploration  
Bahador Saket, Hannah Kim, Eli Brown, Alex Endert
Visualizing Social Media Content with SentenTree
Mengdie Hu, Krist Wongsuphasawat, John Stasko
Requirements for Visual Interaction Analysis Systems
Y. Han, G. D. Abowd, and J. Stasko
Let's Play: Design Games and Other Strategies for Introducing Visualization through Active Learning
Alex Godwin
Beyond Usability and Performance: A Review of User Experience-Focused Evaluations in Visualization  
Bahador Saket, Alex Endert, John Stasko



Dr. Rahul C. Basole is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing, the Associate Director of the Tennenbaum Institute/IPaT, and a faculty member in the GVU Center at Georgia Tech. He is also a Visiting Scholar in the mediaX/H*STAR Institute at Stanford University. His research and teaching focuses on computational enterprise science, information visualization, and strategic decision support. Current research includes the design, development, and application of novel visual analytic tools for understanding complex business ecosystems and enterprises in a diverse set of industries including technology, healthcare, energy, and global manufacturing. His work has received numerous best paper awards and he has extensively published in leading computer science, informatics, management, and engineering journals. Prof. Basole is an editorial board member of the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and INFORMS Service Science. Dr. Basole received a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

For the past two years, Dr. Alex Endert served as a visual analytics research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he worked on visual data exploration, human-computer interaction, and information visualization. His research interests center around exploring novel user interaction techniques for visual data analysis. He explores ways that visualization and data mining techniques can couple the subjective domain expertise of people with the rigorous computational abilities of machines. He is an active member of, and contributor to, premier venues for human-computer interaction and information visualization (ACM CHI, IEEE VIS, IEEE TVCG, IEEE CG&A). He received his doctorate in computer science at Virginia Tech in 2012, where he worked with Chris North. In 2013, his work on semantic interaction was awarded the IEEE VGTC VPG Pioneers Group Doctoral Dissertation Award and the Virginia Tech Computer Science Best Dissertation Award.

Dr. John Stasko received the B.S. degree in Mathematics at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (1983) and Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island (1985 and 1989). He joined the faculty here at Georgia Tech in 1989, and his primary research area is human-computer interaction. He is the Director of the Information Interfaces Research Group which is uncovering ways to help people benefit from this flood of information. One central focus of a number of their projects is the creation of Information Visualization tools to help people understand large data sets. Another project focus is on evaluating anthropomorphic software agents/characters that are used as aids or filters in user interfaces.

Event Details


    Technology Square Research Building, 1st Floor Ballroom


  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm