Visual Analytics for Software Engineering: a Rich Opportunity to Turn Complexity into Understanding
Visual Analytics enables analyses, assessments and communications of results from analytics on large complex multi-source, multi-type information sources. It goes beyond traditional information visualization for software engineering as seen in the recent special issue of Journal of Information Visualization Summer 2009 and at ACM SOFTVIZ 2008. This talk will provide an introduction to this science of visual analytics, the history and unique rapid growth in visual analytics, examples of early systems and technologies that demonstrate the value, and set the stage for producing a roadmap for future solutions to these rich opportunities, and encourage areas for collaboration.
Jim Thomas, with over 30 years of experiences in the sciences of graphics and visualization, is a visionary and leader of teams to develop advanced visualization technologies for applications of security, health, finance, cyber, and many other applications. With over 150 publications, 11 patents, 53 invited keynotes, 24 tutorials and workshops; he motivates highly interdisciplinary teams receiving many national and international science awards for innovation through deployments. Jim sits on several advisory boards for government, academia, and industry, sits on several editorial boards and leads special issues of Journals on new sciences of visualization. Jim is considered the father of visual analytics
setting the vision and building international science teams to bring the vision of visual analytics to reality.