Issue No. 02 - March-April (2013 vol. 33)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2013.29
Gabriel Taubin , Brown University
It's my honor to introduce Pak Chung Wong as the new associate editor in chief for special issues. Pak has been a member of our editorial board for more than two years and has been contributing to CG&A for a long time.
He served as guest editor of our recent special issue on Extreme-Scale Visual Analytics and as guest editor of two previous special issues: Visual Analytics in 2004 and Visual Data Mining in 1999.
The editorial board overwhelmingly supported Pak's nomination for associate editor in chief. His R&D background in data visualization, visual analytics, information analytics, extreme-scale analytics, and social analytics make him an ideal candidate for the position.
Pak received a PhD in computer science from the University of New Hampshire and is a chief scientist and project manager in the Visual Analytics Department at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he's led and performed R&D on information technology and scientific computation for over a decade.
Pak is also a member of the editorial board of Information Visualization and coeditor of the book Expanding the Frontiers of Visual Analytics and Visualization, published by Springer in 2012.
He has cochaired many major conferences in visualization and visual analytics in the US. In particular, he has served on SPIE Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA) from 2001 to the present, IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) from 2006 to the present, IEEE Visualization (VIS) from 1999 to 2006, and IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis) from 2001 to 2006.
It's with great pleasure that I welcome Pak to his new role. I look forward to a productive collaboration with him.
Gabriel Taubin is an associate professor of engineering and computer science at Brown University. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.