ENAiBLE Speaker Series

  • Remote Access - Zoom
  • Virtual Program - ET
  • Enhancing Decision-Making through Interactive Data Visualization'
Panel Discussion

Please join us for a conversation with Dominik Moritz, Senior Project Scientist in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, and Paul Pangaro, Professor of Practice in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science. 

The size and complexity of the datasets we use to make decisions have far outpaced the tools we have today. Artificial Intelligence methods to analyze data and automate processes promise to enhance decision-making but they depend on people to define their goals, check for errors, and ultimately derive value from the results. In this conversation, Dominik  will show how data visualizations facilitate human involvement in machine-assisted decision-making. Data visualizations help us understand data, suggest further analysis steps, and communicate insights. 

We will discuss how interactive visualizations, in particular, enable analysts, leadership, and frontline employees alike to look at data from different angles. Ultimately, when the story the data is telling becomes clear, better decisions result in enhancing the customer experience. Our conversation will conclude with Dominik showing interactive visualizations tools he and his lab have developed that make it easy to analyze and present data. These tools help everyone become better data analysts and data communicators.

Q&A with the audience will follow.

REGISTER  ⇒  Please Register by Friday, September 24
                    ⇒ All participants must register for this event. A Zoom llink will be provided before the program via email. to registrants.


►  Dominik Moritz is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he co-leads the Data Interaction Group (https://dig.cmu.edu/) at the Human-Computer Interactive Institute. His group’s research develops interactive systems that empower everyone to effectively analyze and communicate data. His systems (Vega-Lite, Falcon, Draco, Voyager, and others) have won awards at academic venues (e.g. IEEE VIS, ACM SIGMOD), are widely used in industry, and by the Python and JavaScript data science communities. Dominik received his PhD from the Paul G. Allen School at the University of Washington in 2019, where he worked with Jeff Heer and Bill Howe in the Interactive Data Lab and the Database Group.

►  Paul Pangaro is Professor of the Practice in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, part of CMU’s School of Computer Science, where he teaches core studio courses and an elective in conversational interfaces. Paul’s career spans roles as entrepreneur, researcher, consultant, and teacher. He has founded and led start-ups, served as chief technology officer and managed product teams, and consulted as future-caster for organizations such as Du Pont, Nokia, Samsung, Instituto Itaú Cultural (Brasil), and Ogilvy & Mather. He has published on design methodologies, conversational systems with text- or voice-based interfaces, and mechanisms for organizational change, lecturing on these topics in Brasil, Europe, and North America. In collaboration with TJ McLeish in February 2020, a full-sized working replica of Gordon Pask’s “Colloquy of Mobiles” was shown in an exhibition at Centre Pompidou and will become part of the permanent collection of the ZKM Museum in Germany.

Paul holds a B.S. in humanities / computer science (MIT), and a Ph.D. in cybernetics (Brunel University, UK). His personal web site and blog.

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