Data science has nearly unlimited potential but is often only as valuable as the story you are able to tell. This talk will briefly present classical ideas in data visualization, share a collection of published creations that incorporate those ideas, and present a vision for an undergraduate experience in Data Science at Illinois with a significant emphasis on providing meaningful research and discovery opportunities for students.
Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). With a passion for data, he serves as the lead instructor of CS 225 (Data Structures), co-instructor for STAT/CS/IS 107 (Data Science Discovery), and works with students on numerous data visualizations that have accumulated nearly 20,000,000 interactions. In 2016, he was selected as one of the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education scholars; in 2017, he was awarded the Collins Award for Innovative Teaching; and he has been consistently ranked as an excellent instructor by his students for the past ten years.