Congratulations to Dr.'s Wenwen Dou, K.R. Subramanian, Samira Shaikh, Paula Goolkasian, and Isaac Cho and students Ryan Wesslen, David Burlinson, Alireza Karduni and Sashank Santhanam on multiple papers accepted to the IEEE Vis 2017, the premiere conference in visualization. They will be presenting their work in the coming week of October 1st in Pheonix, Arizona.
Professors Zachary Wartell and Dan Janies have jointly accepted the position of Interim co-Director of the Charlotte Visualization Center. They will lead the VisCenter in its research mission and oversee administrative functions of the VisCenter as well as the seminar series, student's travel grants, distinguished lecturers, workshops, and other VisCenter activities.
William Ribarsky has been named Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Transactions Operations Committee, with oversight over 20 Transactions, and member of the IEEE CS Publications Board. The Computer Society, the largest of the 39 IEEE Technical societies, has over 60,000 members from more than 168 countries. The IEEE Transactions are considered Tier 1 journals and several are the leading journals in their fields. Dr. Ribarsky will lead the Committee in strengthening and unifying the operations of the Transactions, extending their reach, and establishing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations among fields.
VisCenter Seminar on February 1st , 12:30 pm, 130 Woodward
Web-based System for Responding to Critical Infrastructure Breakdown
When a large scale disaster, such as a hurricane, hits, breakdowns at key points in the electrical grid can cascade over telecommunication, water, gas, road, and other systems. Key facilities, such as schools, police and fire stations, government building, and hospitals, can be affected significantly. In this research funded by DHS, we have developed a Web-based tool to tap into simulations for thousands of different hurricane paths, immediately selecting the one that most closely matches the current event and visualizing the results so they can be rapidly understood and acted upon. The database can also be updated on-the-fly with new simulations that follow the predicted hurricane path. Thus an emergency responder in the field can get updates about when a hurricane will hit her area, where and what parts of the infrastructure will be disrupted, what key facilities will be affected and when. To view the tool in action, click here.
Mobile Emergency Response System: Mobile system excels in recent large emergency response exercise.