About the Interactive Visualization Systems Laboratory

The Interactive Visualization Systems Laboratory is Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider's lab at The Universty of Illinois. We nerd out with data visualizations to provide readers to explore data-forward visualizations that provide meaningful context to complex data or datasets.


Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider (Director and Principal Investigator) is a faculty in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). With a passion for data, he often teaches thousands of students each year in his courses on Data Structures, Data Visualization, and Data Science. He was selected as one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education scholars, awarded the Collins Award for Innovation Teaching, and has been consistently ranked as an excellent instructor by his students for the past ten years. His work on data visualizations has been used by governors of multiple states, featured by websites including Popular Mechanics and The Verge, and has been viewed by millions of readers.
Karle Flanagan is faculty in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Since the spring of 2014, I have had the pleasure of teaching introductory statistics to thousands of students at UIUC.

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