Networks and Data Visualization
Dr. Chariker's research is focused on the effective use of visualization for scientific discovery. Visualization is a powerful tool for uncovering meaningful patterns in data. Patterns that are difficult or impossible to find in numerical representations of data, may be immediately apparent using an appropriate visualization technique. However, choosing an effective method of visualization can be challenging for scientists dealing with large scale, multidimensional data sets, such as those produced by next-generation sequencing technologies. Many traditional approaches to visualization become ineffective with large scale data, and newer methods of visualization, designed for visualizing large data sets, have not been well-evaluated in terms of their effectiveness. Dr. Chariker is interested in understanding how these new methods of visualization can be used effectively in scientific analysis.