< Dr. T.J. Jankun-Kelly: Curriculum Vitae: Service

On Service

Service provides faculty with the opportunity to share the love of their field with the world. It both enriches those served and the one providing the service. My service efforts revolve around collaborative efforts in visualization. Here, I discuss highlights of these vital activities.

Departmental & University Service My departmental service has focused on the pedagogical aspects of the department, including the Courses and Curricula, Scholarships and Fellowships, and Undergraduate Courses committees. Ad hoc efforts have been towards improving the department, including chairing the committee on Research Seminars (2004) and suggesting improvements to the introductory sequence, specifically to encourage in-depth problem solving and to retain and recruit students of all genders and ethnicities (2007–2011). I am a strong advocate for rigorous and effective teaching and learning within the department, and try to demonstrate that through my service and other interactions with faculty (i.e., departmental meetings).

To bring the excitement of visual thinking to the world, I have participated in several student orientation sessions representing the Visualization and Computer Graphics faculty.

Professional Service At the professional level, I seek to assist the growth of the scientific and information visualization communities and seek to bridge the two. Towards this end, I have participated in activities in both major conferences in the field: IEEE Visualization and IEEE Information Visualization. I have reviewed for each conference since 2004, and have been on the program committee for both. I have served on program committees for other visualization conferences, and regularly review for our top-tier journals.

My chief national service has been the area of student involvement in research via contests and networking. My first effort was as a founding chair of the Visualization Contest in 2005. The contest seeks to challenge students and practitioners to apply their visualizations to real-world problems&mdash;to bring scientists and researchers together. Undergraduate and graduate teams have had significant involvement in the contest. Since 2009, I have been involved in the VisWeek Doctoral Colloquium, a venue that fosters the professional development of our future visualization colleagues. Though I was only a mentor the first year, since 2010 I have been one of the Colloquium’s chairs.

Department & university service

Professional service