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Forget about your SWOT analysis (of which the content only rarely is based on facts and science). Run and evaluate your work (science) passed these cognitive biases.
You put a lot of thought into every choice that you make … which could be the reason why you’re making bad decisions.
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The lab is growing: we have 2 open positions at the moment (1 PhD student + 1 postdoc) who can focus on the visualization of textual information in a medical context. See http://vda-lab.be/jobs for more info. (And help me spread the word. If you played a role in a hire I will buy you a Belgian beer :)
Original location: http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~bioiuser/blog//jobs.
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One last goodie before we head off: a deep & wide chat with research superhero Tamara Munzner http://datastori.es/data-stories-44/
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We're organizing a biological data visualization course in November 2015. So please spread the word, and register for updates at http://bit.ly/datavizcourseleuven
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We have 2 positions available in the visualization of textual information. For details, see http://vda-lab.be/jobs #jobs  #dataviz
Original location: http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~bioiuser/blog//jobs.
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We have 2 positions available in the visualization of textual information. For details, see http://vda-lab.be/jobs All apply! :-)
Original location: http://homes.esat.kuleuven.be/~bioiuser/blog//jobs.
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"It is now easy to edit the genomes of plants, animals and humans"
IN THE summer of 2005 Karen Aiach and her husband received heartbreaking news about their four-month-old daughter, Ornella: she had a rare disorder known as...
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[Job Vacancy] => Please re-share.

Did you ever want to use your design background to save lives? We’re hiring!

Cancer- and epilepsy-patients as well as early-born babies are a few examples of people who are in the care of entire teams of specialists, ranging from radiologists and oncologists to cardiologists, neurologists and other -ologists. Communication between these experts is of course crucial, but the tools that they use for this often date from the stone age (powerpoint with screenshots, for example.)

We want to change that.

In collaboration with companies such as Barco, which develops big screen hardware, we will focus on the design/visualization-end of these interactions. Some questions that we would like to answer include: To what extent can data from one field be abstracted so that an expert in another field can still understand it? What would a good patient infographic look like that can be used as a scaffold to attach more detailed information? Can we find a way to gracefully degrade the infographic in settings where one of the collaborators works remotely on a small or low-resolution screen?

The position is initially for 15 months, but in case of a good match additional funding will be sought for PhD study.

If you have a design background and know your way around user-driven design and programming data visualizations using Processing or D3, you may be the person we are looking for. If you’re interested to play a role, please send an email to jan.aerts@esat.kuleuven.be, and include (preferably in PDF): [a] your CV, [b] two references (with email and phone number), [c] one or more figures and/or screencasts of previous data visualization work. We’d like to find someone by February…

Vacancy is available at http://visualanalyticsleuven.be/?page_id=381
We're hiring! Not just one, but three people… :: MECOVI – Medical Collaborative Visualization :: Did you ever want to use your design background to save lives? We're hiring! Cancer- and epilepsy-patients as well as early-born babies are a few examples of people who are in the care of entire ...
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Interesting paper about how to distinguish cause from effect. #uva #statistics 
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  • Catholic University of Leuven
    Bioscience Engineering, 1992 - 1998
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Getting from data to insight using visual data analysis
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Assistant Professor Visual Analytics at KU Leuven, Belgium
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  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Assistant Professor, 2010 - present
  • Roslin Institute
    Postdoctoral Researcher, 2005 - 2008
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
    Senior Bioinformatician, 2008 - 2010
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