Issue No. 05 - September/October (2017 vol. 37)
Kelly Gaither , University of Texas at Austin
Visualization researchers, developers, practitioners, and educators routinely work across traditional discipline boundaries, oftentimes in teams of people that come from a diverse blend of backgrounds, using visualizations as a common language for collaboration. There is a looming global workforce shortage in the computational science and high-tech space, primarily due to a disconnect between population demographics and the demographics of those educated to fill these jobs. The visualization community is uniquely positioned to bring a fresh approach to making diversity and inclusion fundamental tenets that are necessary rather than desirable.
Visualization, Computer graphics, Globalization, Employment, Research and development
K. Gaither, "How Visualization Can Foster Diversity and Inclusion in Next-Generation Science," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 106-112, 2017.