CSC News

April 23, 2004

Professor uses art to "paint" meaning into data displays

Claude Monet would probably never have guessed his revolutionary style of painting would someday be used to make large, complex data sets – such as weather maps – easier to understand.

But Dr. Christopher Healey, associate professor in the North Carolina State University Department of Computer Science, and Laura Tateosian, a Ph.D. student in computer science, combined Impressionist painting techniques with principles of human perception and cognitive psychology to develop a computer visualization system that makes interpretation of large, complex data sets more efficient.

Read the complete story at the NC State University news site.

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