UIC “Articulate” cited as 1 of 10 cool network and computing research projects

Jillian Aurisano, Ph.D. student in computer science, works with the Articulate prototype in EVL cyber-commons classroom. - L. Long, EVL

Participants: Andrew Johnson, Jason Leigh, Jillian Aurisano, Barbara Di Eugenio, Leland Wilkerson

URL: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2872645/education/10-cool-network-and-computing-research-projects.html

EDITOR’S NOTE: Network World, published by IDG (International Data Group) company, is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. It’s January 21, 2015 tech news briefing features the article “10 cool network and computing research projects” by Bob Brown, one of which is “Articulate,” a joint project of UIC computer science faculty members Barbara Di Eugenio (PI), Andy Johnson (co-PI) and Adjunct CS Professor Leland Wilkinson (co-PI), and University of Hawaii at Manoa computer science faculty member Jason Leigh (PI).

In the article, under the subheading “Picture Perfect Computers,” Articulate is described as a “conversational and interpretive computer that can create easy-to-digest visualizations from data based on natural language requests and common gestures like pointing.”

The article goes on to quote Andrew Johnson, director of research at UIC’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL). “Today, with big data, you really need to be using visualizations to help you figure out what it is you’re looking at…Visualization should be interactive; a dynamic process. We want scientists to be able get ideas out there quickly.”

Other institutions mentioned in the article as doing “cool projects” include Microsoft, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Cornell, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Chicago, Rice, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in Germany, MIT, Georgia Tech and University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Read the Network World article.

Information for this article was excerpted from the December 17, 2014 UIC NEWS article “Draw me a picture” by Jeanne Galatzer-Levy.

Email: maxine@uic.edu

Date: January 23, 2015

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