Getting Started with Data Visualization

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Event Location 

Paetzold Multi-Purpose Room, VGH
899 West 12th ave, Vancouver, BC

Intended Audience 
Research Challenge Team Members

This workshop is ideal for staff, students, fellows, or managers in a wide range of disciplines with an interest in learning the basic skills of the visual presentation of data. This is a high-level conceptual workshop on data visualization. No programming or specific software experience is required. No equations or mathematical algorithms will be discussed.  Lunch will be provided.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to produce data figures and graphs; sometimes we don't understand what makes a figure impactful and effective.
  • How to review and discuss key points that usually are missed when presenting a data visualization.
  • Understand the factors of data visualization (in areas such as color application, visualization perception, and variable processing).

Speaker: Dr. Mohamed Elgendi is currently a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adjunct Professor at UBC's Departement of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a senior member at IEEE, and a senior fellow at Howard Brain Sciences Foundation. In addition to his 10+ years of experience in the field of data analysis, he received training on Big Data Analysis and Leadership in Education from MIT. Dr. Elgendi's experience in the areas of digital health, data analysis & visualization includes his work in Global Health with the PRE-EMPT Initiative (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), the Institute for Media Innovation at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and Alberta's Stollery Children's Hospital (Canada). Dr. Elgendi specializes in bridging the areas of engineering, computer science, psychology, and medicine for knowledge translation.

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