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Statistical Uncertainty: From Quantification to Visualization


Statistical Uncertainty: From Quantification to Visualization
Series: TRIPODS Seminar
Location: ENR2 S210
Presenter: Kristin Potter, Senior Scientist specializing in data visualization at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).

Statistics are commonly used to quantify and visualize uncertainty in data sets. In this talk, I will explore the use of statistics in understanding complex problems and describe the look of typical datasets created in this way. From there, I will discuss challenges of displaying these complex data sets, and statistical measures specific to expressing uncertainty within visualization. The remainder of the talk will focus on visualization methods, including a recounting of historical methods from the field of graphical data analysis including the boxplot, as well as an overview of methods from scientific and information visualization. Examples of current state-of-the art methods will be presented and a discussion of pending challenges in need of further exploration.

(Pizza, coffee & tea will be provided at 11:20am)