University of Maryland

UMd Campus Visualization Partnership


The Campus Visualization Partnership was formed in 2014 between the Division of IT and researchers at the University of Maryland to harness visualization’s increasing utility in differing disciplines and departments.

A lecture series was launched to promotes campus activities related to visualization and highlights new visual analytic technologies. Grants from Yahoo! and Google supported the series, which enjoyed excellent attendance and led to new collaborations among faculty groups who were unaware of each other’s efforts.

A 2014 paper summarized the Campus Visualization Partnership brought multiple disciplines together and transformed the way we do and see research:
LoPresti, F. Elvove, J., Shneiderman, B., and Varshney, A., Campus Visualization Partnership: A model for academic transformation, EDUCAUSE Review Online (October 13, 2014).

(The partnership’s website was retired in 2021. This page was created in the HCIL website to provide the list of the lectures, which are archived by the Distance Education and Technology Services unit (DETS) of the School of Engineering )


  • 2015, December 3
    University of Maryland Faculty Share Their Perspectives on Visualization
    Part 1- Visualizing Information-Triage: Interface tools to manage complexity and mitigate anxiety
    Liese Zahabi, Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, Department of Art
    Part 2- Data Visualizations in Analytics: Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities
    Sean Barnes, Assistant Professor, Department of Decision, Operations & Information
    Part 3- Visualizing Innovation Ecosystems: Networks, Events and the Challenges of Policy and Practice
    C. Scott Dempwolf, Research Assistant Professor, Director, UMD – Morgan State
  • 2014, February 12
    Visualization for Everyone [broken link]
    Martin Wattenberg (Google)