The first summer of V’s meeting was on Monday 18th May, with keynote speaker Professor Sheelagh Carpendale of the University of Calgary.
Sheelagh Carpendale is a SICSA Distinguished Visiting Fellow to Scotland this May. A Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Information Visualisation and NSERC/AITF/SMART Technologies Industrial Research Chair in Interactive Technologies. She has received many awards including the E.W.R. NSERC STEACIE Memorial Fellowship; a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts Interactive Awards); an ASTech Innovations in Technology Award; and the CHCCS Achievement Award. She leads the Innovations in Visualization (InnoVis) research group and initiated interdisciplinary graduate programs in Computational Media Design. Her research on information visualisation, large interactive displays, and new media draws on her background in Computer Science, Art and Design (Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr, Institute of Art and Design, Sheridan College, School of Design).
This meeting was organised by The Institute of Data Intensive Research (IDIR) and was funded by the University of St Andrews and with support from SICSA the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance.