Speakers archive

2018

Judit Bekker

Judit Bekker

The Importance of Data Visualization 
in a Fast-Paced World

Judith Bekker is a data visualization specialist at Starschema ltd. in Budapest. She received her political science degree from the Corvinas University of Budapest, and landed a job as a leading pollster in the public sector. In the past years Judit was working in the FMCG industry in different marketing and analyst roles. Her main focus is turning complicated things both more digestible and attractive through data visualization. Judith won individual category 1st place and people’s choice award at the 2017 dataviz competition organised by OTP bank and Budapest BI forum.

Johannes Sorget

The Visualisation Integration Design
Space - Dealing with Multifaceted
Data

Johannes Sorger is a postdoctoral researcher in Data Science and Visualisation at the Complexity Science Hub in Vienna. Johannes received his computer science degree in Visual Computing from the TU Wien at the Institute of Computergraphics and Algorithms where he also finished his PhD in a collaboration with the VRVis research centre. Johannes’ main research interests are centred around the application of visualisation as an enabling technology. For his work on the visualisation of neuronal networks Johannes received the 2014 OCG Incentive Award, as well as the Best Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualisation.

Tamer Khraisha

Tamer Khraisha

How Interactive Visualisations are
Created ? : The D3.js Force Layout

Tamer Khraisha is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Network Science at the Central European University. He holds a master’s degree in Economics and Economic Policy and a B.A. in Financial Economics from the University of Bologna in Italy. As research topics, Tamer is interested in the study of technological innovation, technological fitness landscapes, financial innovation and economic and financial networks. Given the power and importance of web visualisations, Tamer has worked on creating several interactive visualisations using the D3.js library. To see Tamer’s visualisations, visit his blog.

Krisztina Szucs

Krisztina Szucs

Creating a Data Art Generator

Kristina Szucs is a Budapest-based data visualisations designer. With a Masters degree in Graphic Design at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Krisztina is a specialist in information architecture, User Interface and User Experience design, and data visualisation, working on a wide variety of projects, from politics to health and market research. Kristina is successfully freelancing in a dynamic, demanding, and growing business environment around data visualisation. ​

2017

Benjamin Lind

Benjamin Lind

Data Visualization – From Complex Academic Projects to Primary Education

Benjamin is a former Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Sociology, fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies, and research associate with the Applied Network Research Laboratory at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics. Though currently focusing on primary and secondary education, Ben continues to stay involved with academia as an author and reviewer for high impact journals. His research emphasizes data analysis and visualization in the areas of social movements and political sociology, social network analysis, quantitative methods, labor organizations, as well as comparative and historical methods. He earned his Masters and PhD from University of California, Irvine. His PhD dissertation analyzed the growth of labor contention in the United States during the late nineteenth century, questioning how some local events escalated into large-scale social upheaval. Ben’s work was awarded the Best Article Award by the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association, and has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the International Journal of Emergency Management, the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, and elsewhere.

Noemi Alexa

Visualizing Corruption

Assistant Professor at CEU Business School, Board Member of Transparency International

Eszter Somos

Visualizing Travel

Junior Data Scientist at Liligo.com Part of the winner team of the Magyar Telekom Leading Data Hackathon 2016 in Data Visualization

Mihaly Minko

Visualizing Business Management and Progress

Data Visualization Team Lead at Starschema

Michael Szell

Visualizing Collective Human Behavior

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Network Science, Researcher in residence at moovel Group

Viktor Lagutov

Visualizing Geospatial Data

Assistant Professor at CEU, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Head of Environmental Systems Laboratory

Professor Fosca Giannotti

Professor Fosca Giannotti

We are honored to announce our Keynote Speaker, Professor Fosca Giannotti, senior researcher at the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council in Pisa, Italy, where she leads the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory. KDD Lab is a joint research initiative with the University of Pisa, founded in 1995 - one of the earliest European research groups specifically targeted at data mining and knowledge discovery. Professor Giannotti will open the third edition of the exhibition and she will also be in the discussion panel for the following meetup, on Tuesday. She is going to be teaching a short course on data visualization at CEU this year, at the Center for Network Science. 

Dino Pedreschi

Dino Pedreschi

Dino Pedreschi is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa, and a pioneering scientist in mobility data mining, social network mining and privacy-preserving data mining. He co-leads the Pisa KDD Lab with Prof. Giannotti. He is a founder of the Business Informatics MSc program at Univ. Pisa, a course targeted at the education of interdisciplinary data scientists. Professor Pedreschi will also be teaching the short data visualization course at CNS.

Krisztina Szucs

Krisztina Szucs

Krisztina Szucs is a Budapest-based data visualizations designer. With a Masters degree in Graphic Design at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Krisztina is a specialist in information architecture, User Interface and User Experience design, and data visualization, working on a wide variety of projects, from politics to health and market research. Krisztina is successfully freelancing in a dynamic, demanding, and growing business environment around data visualization.