Nerd Nite NoHo 9/11/17: Manipulation and Bats

September 11, 2017 at 7:o0pm

World War II Club, 50 Conz Street, Northampton MA

Join us for ‘Mind Control: Manipulating your audience when making presentations’ by Georges Grinstein and ‘To the Batmobile! The ongoing plight of North American bats’ by Jonathan Reichard.

$5 admission.

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‘Mind Control: Manipulating your audience when making presentations’
Georges will discuss what visual analytics is, give examples of modern visualizations and visual analytic tools, and discuss his current research interests: cognitive visualizations, very high-dimensional data visualizations, and coupling visualization and machine learning.

Georges Grinstein is an academic with over 40 years of research and teaching focused on computer graphics, visualization and visual analytics. He’s started a number of companies and mentored numerous doctoral students, and loves starting new projects and learning new things.

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‘To the Batmobile! The ongoing plight of North American bats’

Since 2006, populations of hibernating bats in the US and Canada have been decimated by the fungal disease white-nose syndrome. As the disease continues to spread across the country, the scientific community is making great strides to determine how to control the pathogen and promote recovery of bats. Some North American bats are avoiding the most serious impacts of WNS, but the ecology of bats in the US and Canada has been changed

Jonathan Reichard works for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as the national assistant coordinator for white-nose syndrome. Jon helped lead the collaborative actions of state, federal, and scientific agencies and institutions to prepare for the arrival of white-nose syndrome and implement conservation and recovery strategies.

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