RealViz – Interactive Visualizations for Real-Life Systems


RealViz Talk Series


  • Speaker: Adam Perer, Ph.D., Research Scientist, IBM Research & Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Title: Data-Driven Healthcare: Visual Analytics for Exploration and Prediction of Clinical Data
  • Date Thursday, January 25, Time: 2:00 - 3:20 pm
  • Location: Smith 122
Abstract: Healthcare institutions are now recording more electronic health data about patients than ever before, including data about patient conditions, lab tests, genomics, treatments, and outcomes. However, an open question remains on what one can do with all of this data. Many hope that if researchers tap into this real world observational data, the collective experience of the healthcare system can be leveraged to unearth insights to improve the quality of care. My research focuses on building interactive visual systems that support exploration so clinicians and researchers can derive such insights. During this talk, I will highlight examples of such systems, including visualizing the disease progression of patients and tools to support cohort analysis.
Adam Perer

Speaker Bio: Adam Perer is a Research Scientist at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, where he is a member of the Healthcare Analytics Research Group. His research in visualization and human-computer interaction focuses on the design of novel visual analytics systems. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, advised by Ben Shneiderman. .His work has been published at premier venues in visualization, human-computer interaction, and medical informatics (IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST, ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, ACM IUI, AMIA). More information about Adam's research is available at

This RealViz Talk is sponsored by a grant from Bentley’s Data Innovation TLN.