Visual Analytics 2014-2015

This course will introduce you techniques and tools for analyzing and visualizing data. It emphasizes on how to combine computation and visualization to perform effective analysis. The course consists of two parts: a series of lectures on analytics and a series of lectures on visualization. Both parts will include hands-on tutorial during which you will work on analysis problems and start to build your own tools.

Course Instructors

Part 1: Ecole Centrale

Part 2: Université Paris Sud

  • Benjamin Bach (main contact)
  • Nadia Boukhelifa
  • Pierre Dragicevic
  • Jean-Daniel Fekete
  • Tobias Isenberg

Location and Time

Ecole Centrale: Wednesdays from September 24th-October 15th
9h45-13h00 and 14h-17h15 with a 15mn break between sections
The course will take place in room E103

Université Paris Sud: December 8-19th
For all details in regards to this part of the class, please visit the course website for the Information Visualization Course


  • Install Python 3.4
  • Install Tableau data visualization software is provided through the Tableau for Teaching program.
  • Install R
  • Install Jigsaw: a tool for analyzing entities and relationships in text documents.


  • Class participation: 10%
  • Assignments: 40%
  • Exam: 50%

Late Policy

For assignments we will deduct 10% for each day (including weekends) the assignment is late. If you do not hand in your assignments (project components) in class, you are responsible for getting them to our desks at Université Paris Sud.