BDSS-IGERT Speaker Series (Co-Sponsored Geography Coffee Hour) - Sarah Battersby (Tableau Software)

A research scientist at Tableau Software - primary area of focus is cartography, with an emphasis on cognition. Her work emphasizes how we can help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively.
When Apr 08, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where John J. Cahir Auditorium, 112 Walker Building
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Contact Phone 814-867-2720
Attendees All interested PSU researchers, faculty and students
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BDSS IGERT is co-sponsoring a speaker in the GEOG Speaker Series, Dr. Sarah Battersby, a research scientist at Tableau Software.

Her primary area of focus is cartography, with an emphasis on cognition. Her work emphasizes how we can help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively. Her research has covered a variety of areas, including perception in dynamic map displays, geospatial technologies and spatial thinking abilities, and the impact of map projection on spatial cognition. She works closely with the maps development team.

Sarah earned her PhD in Geography in 2006 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of the International Cartographic Association Commission on Map Projections, and is currently President (2015 - 2016) of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society – a society composed of educators, researchers and practitioners involved in the design, creation, use and dissemination of geographic information.

More information on Dr. Battersby's work here.

Refreshments are offered at 3:30p before the presentation in the E. Willard Miller seminar room, 319 Walker Building

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