Digital humanists and data journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication — including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, databases and data wrangling. In addition to the scheduled content, there will be opportunities for casual conversation and networking.
University of Miami
Newman Alumni Center,
6200 San Amaro Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146
September 14-16, 2017
Lynn Cherny is an associate professor in data science at EM-Lyon Business School in France. She teaches data analysis and visualization and works with text data. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University.
Steve Duenes is the Associate Managing Editor at The New York Times. Since 2004 he has been the head of The New York Times award-winning graphics desk, producing visual explanations, interactive visualizations, and data-driven journalism.
Deb Verhoeven is Chair and Professor of Media and Communication at Deakin University, and Director of the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI) project. In 2016 she was appointed inaugural Vice Chancellor's Library Fellow. She served as inaugural Deputy Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (2008-2011) and as CEO of the Australian Film Institute (2000-2002). She is Director of the Kinomatics Project, an interdisciplinary study that collects, explores, analyses and represents data about the creative industries.
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Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami (UM), where he teaches courses on data visualization and infographics. He is also the director of the visualization program at UM's Center for Computational Science, and Visualization Innovator in Residence at Univisión. He is the author of 'The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization' (2012) and 'The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication' (2016).
Mona Chalabi is data editor at Guardian US. She previously worked at FiveThirtyEight, the Bank of England, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Transparency International and the International Organisation for Migration.
Rumman's passion lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and humanity. She currently leads Accenture's Global Strategic team in it's Responsible/Ethical AI initiatives. Rumman also serves on the Board of Directors for multiple AI startups in Silicon Valley. She comes from a quantitative social science background and holds two undergraduate degrees from MIT, a Masters in Quantitative Methods of the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a Political Science PhD from the University of California at San Diego.
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Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Head of the BSc and MSc in Communication Design, Paolo is member of the Design PhD board at Politecnico and co-editor of the journal “Big Data and Society” (SAGE publications). Founder and scientific director of DensityDesign Research Lab, he is member of the Steering Committee of the »Reassembling the Republic of Letters« COST Action where he leads the Working Group on Communication and Data Visualization.
Dan is the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which is bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and making them freely available to the world. He is the co-author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web, author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith, and co-editor of Hacking the Academy.
Dan Gillmor is a professor at Arizona State University. From 1994-2005 he was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s newspaper. He is the author of the books ‘We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People,’ and ‘Mediactive.’ He’s currently working on a new book and web project, tentatively entitled ‘Permission Taken,’ about the increasing control that companies and governments are exerting over the way we use technology and communicate, and how we can take back some of that control.
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and other data-driven projects.
Mahsa Mirzargar is an assistant professor at the Computer Science department at the University of Miami. She has extensive experience in scientific visualization, data science and multidimensional signal processing.
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Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. She is currently working on a monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines like Google (forthcoming, NYU Press). She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015).
Thomas Padilla is Humanities Data Curator at the University of California Santa Barbara. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy. He is Principal Investigator of the Institute of Museum and Library Services supported, Always Already Computational: Library Collections as Data. He has previously held Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, and Digital Preservation positions at Michigan State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the Library of Congress.
Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was a senior editor and interim Chief Digital Officer at The Guardian in London. He also has been a reporter and editor at The New York Times, The Center for Public Integrity and Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware. Aron is co-founder of DocumentCloud.org and Hacks & Hackers.
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