Get the Big Picture: Visualizing Complex Data

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Wed Jul 29 16:24:00 EDT 2009

Graph visualization can instantly reveal patterns that might not otherwise be uncovered. There is more and more need for graph visualizations. The world is becoming more connected, and data is being collected at a rate unimaginable only a few years ago. Graph visualizations are everywhere because they are so useful, and thanks to graph drawing programs, easily created.

To learn more about graph visualization, see the GraphViz project page and Getting and Understanding the Big Picture.


Stephen C. North

Subject matter expert in graph visualization, visualization systems, applied algorithms

Stephen is Executive Director of Information Visualization Research. He works on systems and algorithms for visualizing and interactively exploring large, complex structures; and the general problem of applying computational geometry to visualization of abstract information with the goal of approaching the quality of hand-made graphics. Stephen is one of the authors of the Graphviz system. His group also created the core software for Vizgems, a software platform run by AT&T for its internal operations and enterprise customers. Vizgems collects, analyzes and displays near-realtime information at large scale for numerous managed services, and currently has about 100,000 endpoint devices. Stephen received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1986.