HSL hosts second Data Visualization Showcase and Contest
The second Data Visualization Showcase and Contest was held on April 11, 2017 at the Health Sciences Library. The Showcase and Contest highlighted UNC students’ work in data visualization in a competitive format. This year six students from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Information and Library Sciences, Carolina Health Informatics Program, and the Department of Economics presented their work.
Nelson Pace, a Doctoral student in Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, earned first place and a $100 Amazon gift card with his presentation titled “Congenital Heart Defects in North Carolina.” Second place and a $50 Amazon gift card was awarded to Teresa Zhou, a Doctoral student in Economics, with her presentation “An Analysis of Physician Labor Force in North Carolina- Understanding the Dynamics of Local Physician Population.”
This years judges were Fei Yu, PhD, Health Technology and Informatics Librarian at the Health Sciences Library; Eric Monson, PhD, Data Visualization Analyst, from Duke University Libraries; and Steve Chall, Senior Research Software Developer, from the Renaissance Computing Institute.
“I’m pleased by the growth of the event over last year and hope that we can continue growing it,” said Cancer Information Librarian Jennifer Walker, MLS, co-coordinator of the event. “We had some excellent presentations, and I look forward to seeing the wonderful ways students visualize their work.” Also coordinating the event this year were Brenda Linares, MLIS, Public Health and Outreach Librarian and Barrie Hayes, MSLS, Bioinformatics and Translational Science Librarian from the Health Sciences Library and Lorin Bruckner, MS, Data Visualization Services Librarian, Digital Research Services at Davis Library.