We were delighted to have Professor Min Chen join us to present a research seminar: Myths and Promises of Data Intelligence:

In this talk, the speaker¬† examined the following myths: (1) Problem of “Big Data” is due to too much data. (2) The “Big Data” Problem is a recent phenomenon. (3) Visualization provides insight. (4) Machine intelligence is the only hope. (5) Data processing inequity is ubiquitous. The speaker discussed several applications featuring spatio-temporal data, drew practical evidence from these applications to explain why Visual Analytics may offer a promise, and highlighted the information-theoretical evidence that supports the needs for both machine- and human-centric processes in data intelligence workflows.


 Min Chen developed his academic career in Wales between 1984 and 2011.

He is currently the professor of scientific visualization at Oxford University and a fellow of Pembroke College. His research interests include visualization, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and aspects of computer vision. He is currently an editor-in-chief of Computer Graphics Forum. He is a fellow of British Computer Society, European Computer Graphics Association, and Learned Society of Wales.