While people can handle terabytes of data on their PCs and access petabytes of data on the Web, techniques for handling large amounts of data is becomming extremely important. Computer-based visualization techniques are promising for understanding and preseneting large amount of data, and new interesting techniques are emerging.
Static visualization techniques have been used everywhere for a very long time on walls, posters, books, etc. In the age of modern computers, various dynamic and interactive visualization techniques are now available and people can navigate through huge information space interactively using effective interactive search systems and navigation systems, based heavily on modern visualization techniques and data analysys techniques.
In this lecture, we introduce various visualization techniques, tools, and algorithms for handling huge amount of data available today, with many real-world examples.