Seminar on Interactive Visual Text Analytics for Decision Making by Dr. Shixia Liu
Title: Interactive Visual Text Analytics for Decision Making
Date: 9 February 2012
Time: 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Venue: Room G22, L1 Lecture Theater, Institute of Chinese Studies
Speaker: Dr. Shixia Liu
Lead researcher in the Internet Graphics Group
Microsoft Research Asia
Businesses use text documents to communicate with their shareholders, share knowledge within the enterprise, coordinate activities among employees, and track business processes. As a result, analyzing text documents has become increasingly an important part of decision making in large corporations and small businesses. For this reason, it is attracting the attention of the visual analytics research community and will continue to do so in the future. Despite its promising start, this research topic is still in its infancy and much remains to be explored and done. This talk presents the challenges of visual text analytics and exemplifies them with several text visualization techniques and examples. It aims at investigating how to best combine and leverage state-of-the-art technologies from multiple fields to help people analyze large collections of text and make decisions.
Shixia Liu is a lead researcher in the Internet Graphics Group at Microsoft Research Asia. She received a B.S. and M.S. in Computational Mathematics from Harbin Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics from Tsinghua University. Before She joined MSRA, Shixia worked as a research staff member and research manager at IBM China Research Lab, where she managed the departments of Smart Visual Analytics and User Experience.