Prof. David Ebert inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy
David S. Ebert, Silicon Valley professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of 32 computer visualization leaders recently inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy. Considered the highest and most prestigious honor in the field of visualization, the Academy recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of visualization.
Ebert joined Purdue in December 2000 and performs research in visual analytics, data science, explainable and trustable AI, novel visualization techniques, human-computer collaborative decision making, and procedural abstraction of complex, massive data. He has been active in the visualization community, teaching courses, presenting papers, and co-chairing many conference program committees.
“It’s a great recognition and honor to be inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy,” says Ebert. “It recognizes the successful, impactful work of my students and collaborators to date in my career in advancing visualization and visual analytics and in creating tools and solutions for scientists, engineers, public safety officials, and the public.”
Established in 2018 by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee, (VGTC), the Academy chose as its first members Visualization Career Awardees and Visualization Technical Achievement Awardees from 2004 to 2019. All were officially inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy at a special Induction Ceremony held at the IEEE Visualization Conference (IEEE VIS 2019).
Ebert is also director of Discovery Park's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), and faculty director of Purdue's Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE) center, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence Ebert notes that five papers from Purdue ECE were published at IEEE VIS this year.
The Academy will highlight the accomplishments of the research leaders of the field of visualization that will indirectly underscore the accomplishments of the entire field. In addition to being an honorary academy, the academy will be called upon to provide technical leadership, mentoring and fostering new talents, and other community services, as necessary.