Thursday, September 1, 2011

Information Visualization Leader Katy Börner to Keynote Compatible Data Meeting

Information visualization leader
Katy Börner will keynote the
Compatible Data Meeting
Katy Börner, an international leader in information visualization, will present the keynote lecture on "Envisioning Scholarly Data" at the Compatible Data Initiative meetings at Fordham University, September 23-25th.  Börner's keynote will focus on developing visual representations of intellectual and creative communities.

Dr. Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University. She also serves as Adjunct Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, Research Affiliate of the Biocomplexity Institute, Fellow of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology, Member of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University.

Dr. Börner is also the curator of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit. Her research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large scale scientific collaboration and computation. Börner is the co-editor of the Springer book on “Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries” and of a special issue of PNAS on “Mapping Knowledge Domains” (2004). Her book “Atlas of Science: Guiding the Navigation and Management of Scholarly Knowledge” was published by MIT Press in 2010. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997.

Dr. Börner's lecture will take place at Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus, Lowenstein Building, 12th floor on Friday evening, September 23rd at 6:30pm. The Lowenstein Building is on the northwest corner of 60th Street and 9th Avenue. ID is required for entry. This event is free, but registration 
is recommended. Map: Fordham University–Lincoln Center.

This event is made possible by the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency, through a grant to the Compatible Databases Initiative, and by the Office of the Dean of Faculty, Fordham University.