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TEDxWaterloo - Miriah Meyer - Information Visualization for Scientific Discovery
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Added Apr 7, 2011
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Miriah Meyer is a computer scientist who is changing the way other scientists see the world of data. As a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, Miriah is a pioneer in the emerging field of visualization, which uses graphic computer representations to help scientists envision, manage and interact with large quantities of complex data in ways that would otherwise be impossible. Working closely with research scientists, Miriah's interactive tools now pinpoint patterns and trends.

Miriah has degrees in astronomy and astrophysics from Penn State University, and earned a PhD in computer science from the University of Utah where she worked in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute.

Miriah is the recipient of a NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellow Award and also awarded an AAAS Mass Media Fellowship that landed her a stint as a science writer for the Chicago Tribune.

At the Harvard/MIT Broad Institute, she is a cofounder of the Data Visualization Initiative.

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