January 30, 2009

Other Announcements

Posted at January 30, 2009 05:04 PM in Announcement , Collaboration , Meetings , Program .

A Little Help From Our Friends

Cal State L.A ACM Meeting
Ben Shneiderman
Ground System Architectures Workshop

February 04, 2009

Hello everyone, our 3rd general meeting is coming up! Topics are going to include: Progfest 2009 If you don't know what Progest is yet, it's a programming competition that we host here at Cal State LA for young programmers from High Schools and Community Colleges to come and show off their programming skills.

More info at: http://groups.google.com/group/cal-state-la-acm/t/63dbcb05c7008699?hl=en

February 06, 2009

Conference: 8AM — 6PM (UCLA)
After Party at Whisky Blue, W-Hotel

STARTONOMICS — a One-day conference for entrepreneurs, developers, students to learn metrics and strategies for building better products and startups. Whether you're launching a new startup, building a new product, or just in 'concept' mode – you'll learn from veterans who've been there, done that, and won.
Including MySpace, Mahalo, PayPal, and others.

Special Pricing for UCI Students!
Student Price: $175 Register here: http://tinyurl.com/d59fmo
Regular price is $295 Register here: http://startonomics.com/register

Scalability for Startups: How to Grow Up without Blowing Up
Speaker: Jim Benedetto, VP Technology, MySpace

Product Development 101: Designing & Prototyping The DNA of a Killer App
Speaker: Mark Jeffrey, CTO, Mahalo

Building on the Cheap: Starting Up When the Economy is Down
Speaker: Mike Jones, CEO, Tsavos Media

7 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website
Speaker: Jason Nazar, CEO, DocStoc

Searching For Users: SEO as an Engine for Customer Acquisition
Speaker: Neil Patel, Co-Founder, ACS

Team Building for Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Frank Addante, CEO, Rubicon Project

Afternoon Keynote
Speaker: Richard Rosenblatt, Co-Founder, Demand Media

DIY Social Media Marketing
Speaker: Sean Percival, Director of Content, Tsavos Media

How to Create a Website that Users Eat Up & Beg for More
Speaker: Ted Rheingold, Top Dog, Dogster

Pitching & Packaging for Partnerships
Speaker: Peter Pham, CEO, BillShrink

Revenue, What a Concept! - Monetizing by Numbers
Speaker: Jay Weintraub, Creator, LeadsCon

From A- Z: Idea to Advisors to Angel Funding to Series A
Speaker: Dan Gould, VP Technology, Fox Interactive Media

The Metrics of Early Stage Funding
Speakers: Mark Suster, Partner, GRP Partners
David Travers, Associate, Rustic Canon Ventures
Brian Garrett, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Crosscut Ventures

More information and registration at: http://startonomics.com

February 13, 2009

UC Irvine Distinguished Speaker
University of California, Irvine
Institute for Software Research

2008 — 2009 Distinguished Speaker Series

Ben Shneiderman
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
University of Maryland, College Park

"Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery"

More information here

Friday February 13, 2009
1:30 — 2:00 Refreshments and Networking
2:00 — 3:30 Presentation

Location: UCI, Donald Bren Hall, room 6011 (building #314)

Email RSVP is required
To: Jessica Garcia, jessicmg@ics.uci.edu
By: Monday, February 9

Cost: No cost to attend.

ISR Faculty Host: Alfred Kobsa, http://www.isr.uci.edu/~kobsa

Directions and Parking information are available at: http://www.isr.uci.edu/directions.html

Abstract: Interactive information visualization tools provide researchers with remarkable capabilities to support discovery. By combining powerful data mining methods with user-controlled interfaces, users are beginning to benefit from these potent telescopes for high-dimensional data. They can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand. With careful design and efficient algorithms, the dynamic queries approach to data exploration can provide 100msec updates even for million-record databases.

This talk will start by reviewing the growing commercial success stories such as www.spotfire.com, www.smartmoney.com/marketmap, and www.hivegroup.com. Then it will cover recent research progress for visual exploration of large time series data applied to financial, medical, and genomic data (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/timesearcher).

Our next step was to combine these key ideas to produce the Hierarchical Clustering Explorer 3.0 that now includes the rank-by-feature framework (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/hce). By judiciously choosing from appropriate ranking criteria for low-dimensional axis-parallel projections, users can locate desired features of higher dimensional spaces. Finally, these strategies of unifying statistics with visualization are applied to network data and electronic health records (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/lifelines2). Demonstrations will be shown.

About the Speaker: Ben Shneiderman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland. He was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing (ACM) in 1997 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Ben is the author of "Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction" (5th ed. April 2009, forthcoming). With S. Card and J. Mackinlay, he co-authored "Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think" (1999). With Ben Bederson he co-authored "The Craft of Information Visualization" (2003). His book "Leonardo's Laptop" appeared in October 2002 (MIT Press) and won the IEEE book award for Distinguished Literary Contribution.

For More Information:
Debra A. Brodbeck, Technical Relations Director, brodbeck@uci.edu

March 23 — 26, 2009

Don't miss the thirteenth annual Ground System Architectures Workshop, GSAW2009, which will take place March 23 - 26, 2009, at the Torrance Marriott South Bay in Torrance, California. Preworkshop tutorials will take place on March 23. Classified (TS/SI/TK) session will be hosted at The Aerospace Corporation on Thursday (afternoon), March 26.

This year's theme is "Focusing on the User."

Register before Feb. 27, 2009 and save $50 off the regular registration fee. Special fee offered to full-time students.

Complete workshop information and online registration are available at: http://csse.usc.edu/gsaw


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