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What is Visual Analytics?! Visual analytics isâ€Ś! !the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. !
Using technology for human analysis & decision-making! Explore and synthesize information and derive insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous and often conflicting data.! Provide timely, defensible and understandable assessments.! Communicate assessments effectively for action.!
What is Visual Analytics?! Visual analytics is…! !the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. !
Using technology for human analysis & decision-making! draws upon traditional research areas including ! – data/text mining, ! – visualization, ! – human computer interface, ! – machine learning! – …!
What is VIVA?! • The Vancouver Ins4tute for Visual Analy4cs (VIVA) is: • a joint SFU/UBC research Ins4tute dedicated to developing a network of resources for Visual Analy4cs to • orient, • promote, • facilitate, • and broker research, educa4on and training in Visual Analy4cs • VIVA leverages the cri4cal mass of VA research pioneers at those two universi4es to create a network for Visual Analy4cs in Canada. © 2012 VIVA
Where?! • VIVA operates from Vancouver working locally, na4onally and now interna4onally. • VIVA is currently leading the crea4on of the Canadian Network for Visual Analy4cs, a not-‐for-‐proﬁt organiza4on • uni4ng all Visual Analy4cs research organiza4ons in Canada • Working with government agencies and industry partners • crea4on of consor4a of companies built around industry sectors that include aerospace, safety, security, health, medical, ﬁnance, new media…
• VIVA is involved with ini4a4ves in Visual Analy4cs around the world, notably in the U.S., the E.U. and now Brazil.
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VA Case Study – Health & Safety! Use visual analytics on historical production data to determine ergonomic focus areas and estimate injury costs on aircraft production lines.!
Accident clusters by type and frequency. 7
VA Case Study – Bird Strikes! Using visual analytics on FAA Wildlife Incident data, a company researcher and VA Intern developed…! • safety related design changes! • improvements to pilot training material! Results presented at major conferences on bird strikes.!
Bird strikes during day, dusk and night.
How?! • VIVA ar4culates itself along three elements cons4tu4ng its mandate: • 1) VA Network: Establish a VA research Networking infrastructure for research, exper4se and educa4onal programming; • 2) VA Research: Promote, facilitate, orient and where possible support research in VA, with a focus of applica4on to real-‐world problems encountered by industry and government organiza4ons. • 3) VA Educa4on and Training: Build a capacity to train VA resources at all levels in the use of VA tools and best prac4ces. – VIVA contributes to training the data scien4sts and analysts needed to stem the rising 4de of world data. – VIVA extends the science of VA to Canadian Industry notably through its Andrew Wade VA Challenge (AWVAC) Program.
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Opportunities! • Educa4on and Training • VA Workshops • Analyst Workshops • These are aimed at those analysts, managers and subject maXer experts who will use Visual Analy4cs in their work
• IT Workshops • These are aimed at the IT specialists who will support these tools and manage the data feeding them.
• Problem speciﬁc workshops • Focus on diﬀerent sectors
• Summer Schools • Customized Training Packages • On-‐line courses and webinars © 2012 VIVA
Opportunities! • Evalua4on and Training • Andrew Wade VA Challenge (AWVAC) Program • Trains students on VA tools and techniques, using real-‐ world datasets in a collabora4ve environment • Once they have achieved proﬁciency in VA tools and techniques, students (under faculty supervision) are available to work with professionals in organiza4ons to address their real world problems, using their actual data sets. • Throughout a semester, students proﬁcient in various VA tools work together with industry subject maXer experts to ﬁnd new solu4ons to problems. • Can lead to internships and careers that beneﬁt students and organiza4ons alike. © 2012 VIVA
Opportunities! • Evalua4on and Training • VA Tool Recommenda4on • A compila4on of recommenda4ons about the pros and cons of the most common VA systems available. • In conjunc4on with providing free access to various systems on a trial basis, these recommenda4ons can help groups new to VA pick out the systems that best suit their needs.
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Opportunities! • Research • • • •
Facilita4on / matchmaking Assemble consor4um teams for speciﬁc projects Explora4on workshops Tools development
• Partners • universi4es, companies, organiza4ons, … • Boeing, Mitacs, Dalhousie, GRAND, …
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Thank you! For more informa+on about Visual Analy+cs please visit h8p://www.viva-‐viva.ca or contact us at info@viva-‐viva.ca
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