Data Visualization for Science Communication

Mark SubbaRao

Lead, Scientific Visualization Studio
NASA/GSFC Code 606.4

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 11am-12pm EST
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Recorded session is available on NASATube and through the Goddard Library

Visualization plays an important role in every stage of the scientific process: from data exploration, analysis, discovery, and publication for the science community, to the dissemination of results to public audiences. Many times that final step is challenging, both because of the public’s expectation of quality, and the potential for introducing miscommunications. As datasets grow larger and more complicated, visualization plays an increasing role in all stages of that pipeline. This talk will explore some of the techniques needed for big data visualization, while speculating on future directions, such as machine learning and virtual reality.

Mark SubbaRao Photo

Mark SubbaRao leads NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio. Before joining NASA this past December, Mark spent 18 years at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, where he produced planetarium shows and designed museum exhibits featuring data-driven scientific visualizations. During 2019-2020 Mark served as President of the International Planetarium Society(IPS), where he spearheaded the ‘Data to Dome’ initiative - an effort to prepare the planetarium community for the big data era.


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