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November 9, 2009 Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and INteroperability Environments David S. Ebert, Director

V isual A nalytics for C ommand, C ontrol, and IN teroperability E nvironments

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V isual A nalytics for C ommand, C ontrol, and IN teroperability E nvironments. David S. Ebert, Director. John Stasko, Education Director November 9, 2009. Education Program Overview. Key Components. Enhancing global visualization and analytics (VA) curriculum development - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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November 9, 2009

Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and INteroperability Environments

David S. Ebert, Director

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John Stasko, Education Director

November 9, 2009

Education Program Overview

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Key Components

• Enhancing global visualization and analytics (VA) curriculum development

• Increasing VA education and career opportunities at minority serving institutions

• Active engagement of middle and high school teachers as well as college and univ. faculty

• Distributing VA educational material through the Visual Analytics Digital Library

• Engaging local and regional HS professionals in innovative & practical professional training

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Objectives

• Our Educational Innovations will:• Expand upon existing programs• Be multidisciplinary• Use unique skill sets from team universities to enhance

curriculum development • Be designed for wide distribution and use by interested

teachers and schools• Focus on STEM

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Management Structure

EducationDirector

John StaskoGeorgia Tech

Asst. DirectorEducation & Outreach

Marti BurnsPurdue

Asst. DirectorMSI Programs

Richard AlóUniv. Houston-Downtown

CoordinatorHBCU Programs

Maureen BiggersIndiana

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PK-12 Programs

• Worked with middle school teachers to create a variety of HS and VA modules

• Initial partners:• Granger, IN middle• Houston Prep

• Incorporate VA into emergency mgmt and homeland security elective courses for HS juniors and seniors• Goal: Develop one term HS elective focusing on visual analytics

• Develop summer teacher workshops to introduce VA topics

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Undergraduate Programs

• Develop Visual Analytic Summer Program (VASP) • Modeled after Purdue’s Summer Undergraduate

Research Fellowships (SURF) program• Discovery-based learning program• Hands-on intensive research

experience for 11 weeks during the summer

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SURF Program Highlights

• Research under the guidance of a faculty member and a graduate student

• Learn research methodology, develop research skills, and apply academic knowledge to research problems

• Receive pay for research activities

• Attend sessions on graduate school, and professional development

• Present research at the SURF Research Symposium

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MSI Programs

• Affinity Education & Research Program• Innovative educational partnership between Research 1

Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions• Collaboration beyond traditional, similar programs• Based on a recognized program initiative (NSF)

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Affinity Education & Research Program

• Goals:• Increase the number of African-American students and

faculty in visual and data analytics and DHS-related careers

• Strengthen undergraduate programs in computing at

a variety of MSI schools• Emphasize high performing teamwork• Establish & maintain on-going collaborative research teams• Promote student research papers and presentations at

professional conferences

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Program Model

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Graduate Programs

• Courses• Core curriculum for data &

visual analytics

• Areas of specialization & certificates• For students seeking more background

• Degree programs• Explore the creation of Master’s degree programs

• Doctoral work• Continued training of the next generation of research

“thought” leaders

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Professional Training

• Develop training strategy for local emergency responders up to state & federal officials• On-line training• Short courses• Summer seminars &

camps

• Muscatatuck UrbanTraining Center

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RECONNECT Program

• Partnership between CCICADA & VACCINE• August at Rutgers• Georges Grinstein & John led week-long

symposium for faculty seeking to learn about visual analytics

• We’re exploring future opportunities

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Educational Products

• Visual Analytics Digital Library (VADL)• Repository of visual analytics-related material:

Lectures, classic papers, course syllabi, lecture slides, videos, lecture recordings, reference material, etc.

http://vadl.cc.gatech.edu

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VADL Usage

• ~4,500 visits and 12,000 pageviews/year

• ~60% from U.S./Canada• 15% Western Europe, 10% Asia

• ~45% traffic organic via Google (vs. direct or links from RVAC page)

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Conclusion

• Leverage existing programs and strengths• Develop innovative new initiatives• Strong focus on MSI programs and schools

• Education is a significant aspect of VACCINE

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For Further Information

www.VisualAnalytics-CCI.org

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