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Dr. Penny Rheingans

rheingansProfessor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Penny Rheingans is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Director of the Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As CWIT Director, she oversees a scholarship program for undergraduates committed to increasing gender diversity in the technology fields and develops programs to increase the interest and retention of women in technology programs.She received a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an AB in Computer Science from Harvard University. Her current research interests include the visualization of predictive models, visualization of data with associated uncertainty, volume rendering, information visualization, perceptual and illustration issues in visualization, non-photorealistic rendering, dynamic and interactive representations and interfaces, and the experimental validation of visualization techniques. Dr. Rheingans has over eighty published works in such locations as the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, the IEEE Visualization Conference, Eurovis, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, and the SIGGRAPH Film Show, as well as included as chapters of various books. In particular, she coauthored the NIH/NSF Visualization Research Challenges report, published in 2006 by IEEE.

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