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Jan Aerts
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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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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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Just received #inbox from Google. First impression: probably not what I need, but will try it out.
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Ryo Sakai reminded me a couple of weeks ago about Simon Sinek's excellent TED talk "Start With Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Action"; which inspired this post... Why do I do what I do? The way data can be analysed has been automated more and more in the l...
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...and will be followed by a blog post that I have sketched out in my moleskine for a while now.
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Ryo Sakai reminded me a couple of weeks ago about Simon Sinek's excellent TED talk "Start With Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Action"; which inspired this post... Why do I do what I do? The way data can be analysed has been automated more and more in the l...
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Just a quick scan of this post helped me realise I should get back on track with #GTD  and how I can include my emails in it. Yes, I just processed (yes: really processed) almost 200 emails using #todoist. Took some time, though... 
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This for me is why an inbox zero mentality works well with GTD. You avoid the temptation of leaving 'actionable' items in the inbox. I shudder every time I see an inbox with 2000 unfiled, 'priority labeled' emails. Sadly a common sight.
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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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