Full Day Course: Event Analytics and the Visualization of Temporal Event Sequences

Catherine Plaisant, HCIL, University of Maryland

June 30th 2017, Telecom ParisTech, Amphitheatre B310, 46 rue Barrault, Metro Corvisart.
See https://www.telecom-paristech.fr/telecom-paristech/adresses-acces-contacts.html

Registration mandatory. To register, click here by June 20.

Sequences of events are part of people's life, their travel, hospital visits, or web browsing experiences. Exploring collections of event sequences can be challenging for computer professionals and non-experts alike. In this full-day course, I will review visual approaches developed to handle temporal event data, with demonstrations and case study reports, and will introduce some of the tools we developed at the University of Maryland to make event sequence analysis more accessible to all. We will look at prototypes that might serve as inspiration for new research, and dive in more details on a few tools that may be useful for Paris-Saclay students and researchers to analyze their own data, such as EventFlow and Coco for Cohort Comparison.

Register for the course here. You will be invited to download the demonstration software, and to bring samples of your own event-sequence data to analyze. For PhD students from Paris-Saclay, the course can be validated as one day of "formation scientifique" by the School of Computer Science.

Short Bio

Dr. Plaisant is an internationally respected research leader in human-computer interaction and information visualization. She is the Associate Director of Research of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) of the University of Maryland. She co-authored with Ben Shneiderman the 4th, 5th and 6th editions of Designing the User Interface, a major textbook on the topic of Human-Computer Interaction. Her accomplishments span the interface development lifecycle, with major work in requirements gathering, interface design, and evaluation. In 2015 Dr. Plaisant was elected a fellow of the ACM CHI Academy.


10:00 Introduction to Event Analytics and Visualization of Temporal Event Sequences
10:30 Demonstrations
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Lab session on EventFlow
15:15 Break
15:30 Lab session on Coco
16:45 Wrap-Up and Conclusion
17:30 End

For more information, contact Jean-Daniel Fekete.