Basser Seminar Series

How To Draw A Graph, Revisited

Speaker: Professor Peter Eades
School of Information Technologies, the University of Sydney

Time: Friday 16 March 2012, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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Abstract

The famous mathematician W. Tutte wrote a paper in 1960 entitled "How to Draw a Graph". In the 50 odd years since then, the motivation for creating visual representations of graphs has changed from mathematical curiosity to visual analytics, and many new methods have been proposed, tested, implemented, and found their way into commercial tools.This talk is a review of this history.

Speaker's biography

Peter Eades obtained his PhD from ANU in 1978. From 2000 until 2010 he was Professor of Software Technology at the University of Sydney.

Previous to this, he held positions at the University of Queensland, the University of Newcastle and NICTA, as well as visiting positions in Europe, Japan, the USA and Canada. He has recently retired, but maintains a number of research projects in geometric Turan-type problems, interactive visualization of large and complex networks, and large displays.