Visualization taps into the very best capabilities of our brains, transforming fundamentally abstract numerical data into something that communicates and illuminates information ranging from the simple to the complex. Visualization researchers, developers, practitioners, and educators routinely work across traditional discipline boundaries, oftentimes in teams of people that come from a diverse blend of backgrounds, using visualizations as a common language for collaboration. As a community, we are native interdisciplinary thinkers, working at the intersection of science, art, engineering, and technology.
Promoting and fostering inclusion is important to IEEE VIS. The IEEE VIS community provides opportunities to underrepresented groups as well as education of the community on the benefits of a more inclusive culture and programming. Acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual, IEEE VIS seeks to cultivate an environment that encourages freedom of expression. As part of our efforts, we are proud to support a variety of meetups and other conference events that are focused on inclusion and diversity as well as a Diversity & Inclusivity Scholarship program. We also proudly support family through VISKids events, meet-ups, and childcare grants.
VIS 2019 Inclusivity & Diversity Committee
Michelle Borkin (Northeastern University, Co-Chair)
Kelly Gaither (Texas Advanced Computing Center, Co-Chair)
Arvind Satyanarayan (MIT, Co-Chair)
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