January 19, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Speakers: Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas

Join us for the first event in our spring 2022 Discovery Series! Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas, leaders of Google’s PAIR (People+AI Research) initiative and new SEAS faculty, will speak on Emotion in Data Visualization.

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About the Presenters

The research of data visualization pioneers Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg has helped define visualization as a field, creating interactive and open-source tools for examining a wide range of scientific, social, and artistic questions. The long-time collaborators are co-leads of Google's PAIR (People + AI Research) initiative, a team whose goal is to advance the research and design of people-centric AI systems. In addition to inventing tools to illuminate systems based on machine learning and artificial intelligence – for products used daily by millions of people, such as Search, YouTube, and Google Analytics – their artwork has been exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, among others. 

Wattenberg, who joined Harvard in fall 2021, and Viégas who will start in spring 2022, hold appointments as Gordon McKay Professors of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Both also will be affiliated with Harvard Business School (HBS), and Viégas will be the Sally Starling Seaver Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

About the Harvard Discovery Series

Formerly known as The Digital Futures Discovery Series, the Harvard Discovery Series is a collaboration between Cabot Science Library and the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Group (DSSG). This event series brings scholars on the frontiers of digital knowledge-making to a Harvard audience in an intimate and interactive setting.