• D.A. Keim is with the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany.
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• J.J. Thomas is with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, 3350 Q. Ave, Richland, WA 99354. E-mail: Jim.email@example.com.
• J.J. van Wijk is with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Daniel A. Keim received the MS degree in computer science from the University of Dortmund and the PhD and habilitation degrees in computer science from the University of Munich. He is a full professor and head of the Information Visualization and Data Analysis Research Group at the University of Konstanz, Germany. His research interests include information visualization and data exploration, as well as similarity search and indexing in multimedia databases. He has been program cochair of IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST, and ACM SIGKDD. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and Palgrave's Information Visualization Journal, and has been an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
George G. Robertson received the MS degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is an ACM fellow and a principal researcher in the Visualization and Interaction Research Group at Microsoft Research. He is on the Advisory Board of the DHS National Visualization and Analytics Center. He was Chair of IEEE InfoVis 2004 and ACM UIST 1995. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and Palgrave's Information Visualization Journal. His research interests include information visualization, 3D user interfaces, and interaction techniques.
Jim J. Thomas received the MS degree in computer science from Washington State University. He is a PNNL Lab fellow and chief scientist for Information Technologies at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is the director of the Department of Homeland Security National Visualization and Analytics Center (NVAC; see http://nvac.pnl.gov) He specializes in the research, design, and implementation of innovative information and scientific visualization, multimedia, analytics, and human computer interaction technology. He led and coedited, with Kris Cook, the recent book, Illuminating the Path: The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics.
Jarke J. van Wijk received the MS degree in industrial design engineering in 1982 and the PhD degree in computer science in 1986, both from Delft University of Technology. He is full professor of visualization in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. He has been paper cochair for IEEE Visualization in 2003 and 2004, and is paper cochair for IEEE InfoVis in 2006. His main research interests are information visualization and scientific visualization, both with a focus on the development of new visual representations.