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Lectures in Data Visualization: Gurman Bhatia
May 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School, in partnership with the Data Science Institute and the Department of Computer Science, is excited to present a lecture series that delves into the art and science of data visualization. This dynamic interdisciplinary series will explore the ways in which technology is transforming how we encounter, comprehend, and create data-driven narratives. The series will take place every other Thursday over the lunch hour from March to May, and will feature esteemed experts in these fields. Over the course of a few months, we will explore the profound impact that the tools and techniques utilized in data visualization have on the stories we can tell.
The series will include five lectures, led by renowned experts including Cindy Xiong, Dom Moritz, Arvind Satyanarayan, Jen Christiansen, and Gurman Bhatia. The topics to be covered in the series are diverse and thought-provoking, encompassing the role of ML in data visualization, the design process for best representing the stories behind the data, the future of interactive visualization, and the very role tools play in our approaches to graphics. Whether you’re a data scientist, a journalist, a technologist, a storyteller, or a combination thereof, this series will explore a practice that spans all disciplines. Join us as we hear from these experts and engage in interactive discussions exploring the latest advancements in data visualization and technology.
Join us for a lecture followed by a small reception, all held in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation on the entry floor of Pulitzer Hall (Journalism School). Registration required.
About the Speaker
Gurman Bhatia is an independent information designer, developer and award-winning data journalist based in New Delhi, India. For the past seven years, Bhatia has been using data, visuals and code to craft narratives at local, national, international news outlets and non-profit organisations. She is extremely passionate about data communication and journalism – things she often discusses on Twitter.
Bhatia has spent six years in newsrooms such as Reuters in Singapore, the Hindustan Times in Delhi, and the Palm Beach Post and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in the United States before going independent in 2021. Since then, she has trained over 750 people in data journalism and/or visualisation and helped several non-profit organisations communicate their data-driven research better.
A self-taught coder and designer, I hold a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University, New York. My work has won several awards internationally, including the Online News Association Awards, Malofiej Infographic Summit Awards, The Webby Awards and GEN Data Journalism Awards.