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Visualization expert Jason Leigh is key new UH innovation initiative hire

In a big boost to the Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative, visualization expert Jason Leigh will be joining the information and computer sciences department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in spring 2014.

Leigh is currently a professor of computer science and director of the Electronic Visualization Lab and Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also holds an appointment in the Department of Communication.

“We have identified big data visualization as a critical area in which we need to grow capacity to support the Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative and UH’s own research aspirations,” said UH Interim President David Lassner. “Jason is one of the best anywhere, with a proven track record of successful innovation and deep collaboration with leading scientists within his institution and around the world.” Read more

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