Title Talk: TBA
Professor Dianne Cook, Business Analytics, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University
Di Cook is a Professor of Business Analytics, in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. Di’s research is in data science, data visualisation, exploratory data analysis, data mining, high-dimensional methods and statistical computing. She enjoys engaging in research, working with data, teaching, advising students and developing open source software.
Much of her work has been on developing interactive statistical graphics for high-dimensional data, and the implementation has been in these software packages: xgobi, ggobi, cranvas. The primary methods include tours, projection pursuit, manual controls for tours, pipelines for interactive graphics, a grammar of graphics for biological data, and visualizing boundaries in high-d classifiers. She has also experimented with visualizing data in virtual environments, and found that people do see clusters better in that environment than on a single computer screen.