Dr. Donna J. Cox

SIGGRAPH Pioneers 2021: Dr. Donna J. Cox on pioneering Scientific Vizualisation & women in tech

Every year, SIGGRAPH is a good opportunity to discover the latest technologies and achievements in Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques. The conference is also the perfect time to look back and listen to pioneers.

Dr. Donna J. Cox is the SIGGRAPH Pioneers Featured Speaker for the virtual conference 2021. In this 50 minutes long video, chez tells us about the highlights of her career in Scientific Visualization. She also highlights the role of women in technology over the years.

As Chief Scholar for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Professor at the School of Art and Design (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Director of both the Advanced Visualization Lab and the eDream Institute, Dr. Donna J. Cox spent her career (more than 36 years) elevating the visualization of scientific data into a form of art. She applied her knowledge and sense of design to various fields: informatics, human computer interfaces, interactive installations, visualization displays, sensor-activated environments, communication devices, and networked virtual worlds.

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