Data visualisation interest group - network visualisations

19 October 2020, 1.00 PM - 19 October 2020, 2.00 PM

Chris Moreno-Stokoe and Gareth Jones

via Zoom

Join us for two talks showcasing visualisations of different kinds of networks

MiRANA: Visualising networks in genetic epidemiology

Speaker: Chris Moreno-Stokoe

MiRANA is an upcoming visualisation tool which is intended to help genetic epidemiologists explore and evaluate network effects in their data. MiRANA arranges estimates for the effects of traits on eachother (e.g., the effect of BMI on diabetes) to produce a public health network. Aimed for use in Mendelian Randomisation research, Chris Moreno-Stokoe will demonstrate the ease of use of this tool and show output visualisations of network effect (including use in a data exploration game). Chris is a third year PhD candidate studying genetic epidemiology and interactive data visualisation. He is hoping for feedback on these visualisations as MiRANA is in development for an official launch next year.

A visualisation of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's steamship social network

Speaker: Gareth Jones

The construction of the three great steamships, starting with the SS Great Western, involved many hundreds of people. In this project we built a visual social network using a d3 force graph to investigate the relationships between the key individuals involved in the construction of each ship. Working with Dr James Boyd at the Brunel Institute, the network was constructed based on the analysis of hundreds of letters of correspondence between Brunel and the engineers, architects and investors involved in each project. The network is still under development - to find out more take a look at the visualisation of Brunel's streamship social network

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