Saturday July 21, 2018

William Ribarsky

Position: Chair
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Computer Science
Office: Woodward Hall 403-F
Telephone: 704-687-8559
Email: ribarsky@uncc.edu

Education: Ph.D. Physics; University of Cincinnati (1974)
Personal web site: http://www.cs.uncc.edu/~ribarsky/
William Ribarsky


William Ribarsky is the Bank of America Endowed Chair in Information Technology at UNC Charlotte and the founding director of the Charlotte Visualization Center. Since 2009, he has been Chair of the Computer Science Department. He is also Principal Investigator for the DHS SouthEast Regional Visualization and Analytics Center. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include visual analytics; 3D multimodal interaction; bioinformatics visualization; virtual environments; visual reasoning; and interactive visualization of large-scale information spaces. Formerly, he was the Associate Director for External Relations of the Georgia Tech GVU Center. Dr. Ribarsky is the former Chair and a current Director of the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee. He is also a member of the Steering Committees for the IEEE Visualization Conference and the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, the leading international conferences in their fields. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and is currently an Editorial Board member of IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. Dr. Ribarsky co-founded the Eurographics/IEEE visualization conference series (now called EG/IEEE EuroVis) and led the effort to establish the Virtual Reality Conference series. For the above efforts on behalf of IEEE, Dr. Ribarsky won the IEEE Meritorious Service Award in 2004. In 2007, he was general co-chair of the IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) Symposium.

Dr. Ribarsky has published over 130 scholarly papers, book chapters, and books. He has received competitive research grants and contracts from NSF, ARL, ARO, DHS, EPA, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, NASA, NIMA, NIJ, U.S. DOT, and several companies.

Research Interests:
  • Visual Analytics
  • Scientific and Information Visualization
  • Multimedia Analytics
  • Data Warehousing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Bioinformatics
Some Recent Publications:
  • "Multi-Focused Geospatial Analysis Using Probes," Thomas Butkiewicz, Wenwen Dou, Zachary Wartell, William Ribarsky, and Remco Chang. IEEE Trans. On Visualization and Comp. Graphics, Vol. 14(6), pp. 1165-1172 (InfoVis 2008).
  • "EventRiver: Interactive visual exploration of streaming text," D. Luo, J. Yang, J. Fan, W. Ribarsky, and H. Luo. To be published, IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
  • Visual Analytics for Complex Concepts Using a Human Cognition Model," Tera Green, William Ribarsky, and Brian Fisher. Proc. IEEE VAST 2008, pp. 91-98.
  • "An Interactive Visual Analytics System for Bridge Management," Xiaoyu Wang, Wenwen Dou, Remco Chang, William Ribarsky, and Shen-en Chen. To be published, Eurographics/IEEE EuroVis 2010.

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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University