Alfred Inselberg

Alfred Inselberg

Keynote speaker at VISIGRAPP 2013

Alfred Inselberg received a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) then was Research Professor there until 1966. He held research positions at IBM, where he developed a Mathematical Model of Ear (TIME Nov. 74), concurrently having joint appointments at UCLA, USC and later at the Technion and Ben Gurion University. Since 1995 he is Professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv University. He was elected Senior Fellow at the San Diego Supercomputing Center in 1996, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea University in 2008 and Distinguished Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore in 2011. Alfred invented and developed the multi-dimensional system of Parallel Coordinates for which he received numerous awards and patents (on Air Traffic Control, Collision-Avoidance, Computer Vision, Data Mining). The textbook "Parallel Coordinates: VISUAL Multidimensional Geometry and its Applications", Springer (October) 2009, has a full chapter on Data Mining and was acclaimed, among others, by Stephen Hawking.