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Visual Analytic 09.20 Open is a Course

Visual Analytic 09.20 Open

Sep 7 - Oct 19, 2020

$950 Enroll

Full course description


This 30h course leads to a Visual Analytics Certificate by the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University. Delivered entirely online, all coursework can be completed asynchronously to fit busy schedules.

Duration: 6 weeks x 5 hours – 30 hours (3 CEUs)
Dates: Sept 7 – Oct 18, 2020
Fee: $950 per student*


Learn from instructors with diverse backgrounds who are experienced researchers and educators deeply committed to providing industry leading instruction and support.

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Katy Börner


Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center ( at Indiana University.

  • Develops data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management.

  • Cyberinfrastructures development for large-scale scientific collaboration and computation.

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Michael Ginda

Assistant Instructor

Data analyst and research assistant with the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, SICE. He holds a Master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University.

  • Research focus on knowledge representation and organization, metadata, and information networks.

  • Lead instructional designer.

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Andreas Bueckle

Assistant Instructor

PhD student in Information Science at SICE performing research on information visualization.

  • Research focus on information visualization, specifically for virtual and augmented reality.

  • Videography and photography.

Learning Outcomes

At course completion, students will have:

  • A theoretical foundation of how to design effective analysis workflows and data visualizations;
  • Hands-on skills in the application of visual analytics in real-world case studies;
  • Expertise on how new methods and tools can create value across the product life cycle;
  • An understanding of how to define, measure, and improve data visualization literacy within an institution; and
  • Knowledge of research challenges and application areas that drive data-driven decision making across industries.


Designed for the working professional, the course combines data visualization theory with practical hands-on material and case studies.

  • Week 1 – Data-Driven Decision Making, Visual Analytics Framework, Workflow Design
  • Week 2 – “When”: Temporal Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Week 3 – “Where”: Geospatial Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Week 4 – “What”: Topical Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Week 5 – “With Whom”: Network Analysis and Visualization
  • Week 6 – Future Developments, Value Creation via Data-Driven Decision Making

Case Studies

Hands on projects ask students to apply new knowledge to identify user needs and priorities; select the best data, algorithms, and workflows for temporal, geospatial, topical, and network case studies; communicate actionable insights using standard terminology; and deliver high-quality results on time and on budget.

Monitor S&T Developments

Optimize Traffic Flows

Develop Workforce

Grading and Completion Criteria

Students must achieve a score of 70% or higher to pass the course. Final grade is based on:

  • Pre- and Post-Assessment (10%)
  • Theory and Concept Questions (30%)
  • Hands-on Case Studies (40%)
  • Discussions/Peer Review (20%)


*Please contact Elizabeth Record for institution-specific bulk registrations.