[Chicago] ACM Chicago 9/19 Data Visualization Info

Marc Temkin mtemkin at speakeasy.net
Fri Sep 14 06:20:42 CEST 2007

Our upcoming Sept.19th ACM Chicago meeting features Mike Pilat of Wolfram
Research.  He will cover Data Visualization and other aspects of Scientific
Computing featuring Mathematica 6.

Many applied areas such as physics, engineering, education, biology, music,
art, finance and law can make use of Mathematica.  Besides calculation,
Mathematica users can interactively explore concepts with no programming
required.  Hundreds of examples are available at
<blocked::http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/> demonstrations.wolfram.com.

By attending you will see what can be done with a highly sophisticated,
state of the art software program that has been in continuous use and
development for two decades.

Meeting Summary

This presentation will discuss the state of the art in technical and
scientific computing with applied examples illustrated using Mathematica's
powerful environment.

Topics will include numerical and symbolic computation, such as solving
differential equations and optimization problems, performing linear algebra
with sparse matrices and integrated data access and analysis. Additionally,
modern techniques for visualization, such as 2D and 3D graphics and stereo
lithography, and dynamic interactivity with computations and visualizations
will be demonstrated.

Finally, the presentation will conclude with a brief look at the future
directions of technical computation.

Michael Pilat is a senior software engineer at Wolfram Research, Inc.,
creators of Mathematica, and has been with the company almost five years. He
works on a variety of projects throughout the company, from audio and video
processing to data systems architecture to analyzing web statistics. In
addition to features for Mathematica, he has worked on the WolframTones and
Wolfram Demonstrations Project websites, developing the functionality to
process MIDI music and Flash video in Mathematica.

He holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a MS in Computer Science from the
University of Chicago.

On the rare occasions when he's not at the keyboard, Michael enjoys playing
piano and cycling on the lake.


Location & Directions

The presentation will be in Room 1047 of the Engineering Research Facility,
842 W. Taylor Street, of the University of Illinois Chicago Campus.  The
building is near the corners of Halsted and Taylor and the entrance is on
Taylor St.  

The CTA Blue Line (to Forest Park / 54th & Cermak) has a stop at Halsted and
Congress.  From that station you can walk the five blocks or take the #8 CTA
Halsted St. bus to the corner of Halsted and Taylor.

UIC map:  <blocked::http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/bldgs_pl/648.html>

The building doors are open until 7 PM.

Reservations & Fees

Contact Greg Neumarke at  <blocked::mailto:greg at neumarke.net>
greg at neumarke.net or call him at 773-907-3308   

$12 for non-members, $10 for members and $5 for students which includes

For more information or changes see our website:
www.acm.org/chapters/chicago <blocked::http://www.acm.org/chapters/chicago> 

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