Welcome to Visualization and Graphics Lab (VGL) at the University of San Francisco!
We are a group of faculty and students that meet regularly to discuss and work on research in the data visualization and graphics fields. Learn more about us, our latest news, papers, current projects, relevant courses, and upcoming events.Learn More »
Students, interested in data visualization research? We sponsor directed studies for both undergraduate and graduate computer science students. However, we ask that you are willing to make a 2 semester commitment. If you are interested, please contact us for details.
We posted the recording for Miriam Posner's talk "Data Trouble: Why Humanists Have Problems with Datavis, and Why Anyone Should Care" from our Data Visualization Speaker Series event on March 21, 2016.
We posted the recording for Alan McConchie's talk "Visualizing the Past, Building Tools for the Future: Designing an Interactive Atlas of American History" from our Data Visualization Speaker Series event on February 24, 2016.
We are thrilled to bring back the Data Visualization Speaker Series for Spring 2016! We have two fantastic speakers for this semester:
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|Mar 21, 2016||
See each event page for more details, including how to RSVP!
Happy New Year!
We will hold our weekly lab meetings every Friday from 11:45am – 12:45pm in room LS 307 for Spring 2016. Our first meeting will be January 29, 2016.
All students interested in visualization are welcome to attend these meetings!
The Visualization and Graphics Lab is looking to hire one research assistant for the Spring 2016 semester.
The duties for the research assistant will be as follows:
Students should expect to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. If the research is successful, students will be invited to be a co-author on related publications.
Current undergraduate (or graduate) students may apply for the position, but must already be proficient in object-oriented programming. Most undergraduate CS majors, CS minors, and computational Data Science majors that have passed both CS 212 and CS 245, or graduates that have passed CS 601 will qualify, but others can apply too.
Strong applicants will also have some familiarity with data visualization. This includes students that take visualization-focused sections of CS 384/694 Research Seminar, CS 398/498/698 Directed Reading and Research, and CS 386/686 Special Topics in CS. It also includes students that take CS 360 Data Visualization. We are looking for students who are willing to learn Processing and p5 and who would ideally have created basic data visualizations (bar charts, scatterplots, etc.) in Processing/p5 before they begin the research assistant position.
Applicants should also be interested in continuing the research project beyond a single semester, either in a paid position or as a directed study opportunity. Applicants must be detail-oriented self-motivated independent workers with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Please send your resume by January 19th in PDF form to email@example.com to be considered for the position.