Prize for Pressing Poster

As Juergen Klopp's high tempo counter-pressing strategy shoots Liverpool FC towards the top of the Premier League, Gennady and Natalia have been awarded the Best Poster Award at VAST 2016 for their work on Exploring Pressure in Football.

Their collaboration with the DFL (Deutsche Fussball Liga) generates new statistics on pressing and visualizes these as they evolve through a match and across the pitch. The graphics enable football analysts to interact with the data and explore the patterns of pressing - with Klopp's former charges at Borussia Dortmund the focus of some of the Andrienko's research.

A full paper describing the work has been conditionally accepted for the journal Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and should appear early next year. By which time, Liverpool may be flying even higher in the league table?

Tour de TypeFace

A few of us headed to the Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft to see the  Underground Exhibition on Edward Johnston's calligraphy.

We cycled as a nice day was forecast and it's and National Cycle Challenge month and CITY has entered.

We took in much of the London-Brighton route, enjoyed high tide and stormy seas along the Undercliff between Brighton and Rottingdean and ended up at the beach in the evening.

Visual Analytics Award

Jo Wood has won an award for Outstanding Presentation of Patterns in Context in the VAST Challenge 2016 - Mini Challenge 2.

Jo developed visual analytics methods to show patterns in a steady stream of simulated operations data. These include smart building sensor data and locations recorded by 'prox cards' that monitor the movement of staff members in a 3-storey building. The analysis is intended to identify security issues and safeguard employees and demonstrates the kind of interactive designs or analysis that we produce at the giCentre.

Click to see the Visual Analytics approach described in a short video ...

Click to see the Visual Analytics approach described in a short video ...

Jo's specific approach is explained in a short video and his results will be presented, and award  received, at the IEEE VIS conference in Baltimore in October 2016.