I was interviewed for episode 5 of Houdini’s new series, Hip.TV, for the “science and art” episode. Check it out!
I kicked off a new collaboration today with Andrea Ghez, the most-recent recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Not only did Dr. Ghez discover the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, she’s also a wonderfully pleasant and down-to-Earth person! Working together won’t suck (<– terrible black hole pun).
Today, Mark SubbaRao, NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio lead, and I kicked off a cross-group “journal club” between our teams. All of us got together and had a lively discussion about an academic journal article on science miscommunication that I picked out, and then we did a show-and tell to talk about what each of our groups is working on. It’s nice to be able to geek out about this stuff together, we’re going to do this every month!
I was invited to give a talk to Chicago ACM and IEEE Chicago last week. Had great attendance and lots of good discussion at the end. My high school computer science teacher was in the audience (along with about 100 other people)! Here is a recording.
Here is a short little 5-minute talk I gave a couple years ago about being a “woman engineer” (as opposed to a plain old “engineer”).
Me in 2012: I wish I could go to SIGGRAPH someday, that would make me so happy.
Me in 2014: I can’t believe I’m actually attending SIGGRAPH!
Me in 2017: I can’t believe I’m actually teaching a course at SIGGRAPH!
Me in 2020: I can’t believe I’m actually a peer reviewer for SIGGRAPH!
2012 me would be so proud.
I am officially an instructor! The Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) “3D Data Visualization for Science Communication” is available now at: https://www.coursera.org/learn/data-visualization-science-communication
It is a 4-week introductory course on scientific visualization, which I developed with my colleague, AJ Christensen.
I started the organization Women@NCSA at the beginning of 2017, and I am proud of what it has grown into! We were just awarded affiliate status with the international organization Women in High Performance Computing. More details here:
AJ and I were interviewed by SideFX, the makers of Houdini, at the SIGGRAPH Asia conference a few months ago. Here is the cool video they made, where we talk about how the AVL uses Houdini!