Dr. Bernice Rogowitz brings a unique perspective to Data Science. As a perceptual psychologist, her focus is on understanding how visual and analytical tools can enhance human problem-solving and decision making. She received her B.S. in Experimental Psychology from Brandeis University, her Ph.D. in Vision Science from Columbia University, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Laboratory for Psychophysics at Harvard.
At the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, she and her group conducted basic research in color and pattern perception, built their results into visualization and visual analytics tools, and collaborated with domain experts to use these tools to solve real-world problems in finance, medicine, and business.
Her consulting company, Visual Perspectives, focuses on building solutions that are matched to human perception and cognition, and provides research, training, and application design services to universities, businesses, and National laboratories. They recently worked with NYU on perceptual color scales for representing climate model data and with CERN on visualizing the Higgs-Boson data.
Dr. Rogowitz has over 70 papers and patents, covering visual and haptic perception, image semantics, and the visual analysis of numerical, network, scientific, image, and video data. She is the founder and co-chair of the IS&T Conference on Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, which fosters multidisciplinary research at the intersection of human perception, visual technology and art. She serves on the Program Committee for IEEE InfoVis, is a Fellow of the IS&T and of the SPIE, an IEEE Visualization Pioneer and IEEE Senior Member, and was recently awarded the highest honor from the International Society of Imaging.