Our Groups


We are made of four groups that lead visualization research in Geographic Information Systems, Human Centered AI, Visual Analytics and Information Visualization.

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The research group led by Clio Andris within the School of City & Regional Planning and School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. We develop new mapping strategies for modeling social life, livelihoods, and interpersonal relationships in geographic space.

Featured Projects:

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geographic information systems (GIS) urban planning visualization


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We design, develop, and study interactive visual analytic applications that help people make sense of data. We approach this challenge through combining scientific techniques from information visualization, machine learning, data mining, and human-computer interaction to produce usable, yet powerful visual analytic applications.

Featured Projects:

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visual analytics biases in visualization explainable AI


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At the Polo Club of Data Science, led by Polo Chau, we innovate scalable, interactive, and interpretable tools that amplify human’s ability to understand and interact with billion-scale data and machine learning models. Our current research thrusts human-centered AI (interpretable, fair, safe AI; adversarial ML); large graph visualization and mining; cybersecurity; and social good (health, energy).

Featured Projects:

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human-centered AI graph visualization cybersecurity


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The Information Interfaces Group, led by John Stasko, applies information visualization and visual analytics techniques to help people better analyze, understand, and present data sets and document collections.

Featured Projects:

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information visualization authoring systems multimodal interfaces