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A Language for Visual Analytics

In this Data Science Central webinar hear from Jock Mackinlay, VP of Research and Design at Tableau, as he describes how he used a linguistic approach inspired by the work of Jacques Bertin to influence the development of visual analysis. He will share the journey from his days at Stanford while studying for his PhD, continuing right up to present day with his current work as the VP of Research and Design at Tableau Software. Jock will share his thoughts about the future of visual analysis.

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Dr. Jock Mackinlay

Vice President, Research and Design, Tableau

Jock Mackinlay is Tableau Software's Vice President of Research and Design. At Stanford University he pioneered the automatic design of graphical presentations of relational information. He joined Xerox PARC in 1986, where he collaborated with the User Interface Research Group to develop many novel applications of computer graphics for information access, coining the term "Information Visualization." Much of the fruits of this research can be seen in his book, "Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think." Jock has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.

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