Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


Visualization research develops new methods to present large data collections in new insightful ways. The human eye, human interaction and design are key to this research.

  • Section Algorithms and Visualization (A&V)

Leveraging human insight into data patterns.

The Visualization cluster, led by Prof. Jack van Wijk and Prof. Anna Vilanova, exploits the unique capabilities of the human visual system to detect patterns and trends in imagery. The mission of Visualization (VIS) is to develop methods, techniques and tools that enable people to obtain insights into data via interactive computer graphics. This allows users to discover patterns and outliers in data that would be very difficult to find without the aid of the human mind. Systems can be analyzed and optimized significantly faster than using traditional analysis methods.