COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COMS W6998

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Overview

Human Data Interaction studies the interface between humans and data. What types of interfaces are suitable for different data tasks? Further, creating human data interfaces is extremely challenging because the responsiveness of the interface directly depends on the system architecture as well as the interface design. What system innovations are needed to simplify how effective human data interfaces can be created and used?

Human Data Interaction is a nascent field, and we will study modern research in data visualization, HCI, data analysis, and data management systems. This seminar course will center around reading, reviewing, and discussing research papers. Each session will consist of a round table discussion of the week’s readings to understand the context, the technical details, and to brain storm follow up research questions. Students will work in small teams on a semester-long research project that is within the scope of the course topic.

Course capped at 15.

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Schedule (In Flux)

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Due

L1: 22-Jan Intro
L2: 29-Jan Usability
L3: 5-Feb Visualization
L4: 12-Feb Interfaces Proposal
L5: 19-Feb Interfaces
L6: 26-Feb Human-in-the-loop
L7: 5-Mar Data Cleaning ER,Outliers,Schemas
L8: 12-Mar Data Cleaning Prep Project Check-in
L9: 22-Mar Performance
L10: 28-Mar Performance
L11: 2-Apr Interaction
L12: 9-Apr Interaction
L13: 16-Apr Explanation and Interpretation SQL explanation, Explainers, Counterfactuals
L14: 23-Apr Explanation and Interpretation ML explanation, Workflows
L15: 30-Apr Final Project Showcase Poster/Demo
L16: 10-May TBA Report