CS 625 - Data Visualization

Fall 2021: TR 9:30-10:45am, ECSB 2120 and online via Zoom

Class Resources at GitHub    

Course Overview

“The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures.” -Ben Shneiderman

Catalog Description: Provides an overview of the World Wide Web and associated decentralized information structures, focusing mainly on the computing aspects of the Web: how it works, how it is used, and how it can be analyzed. Students will examine a number of topics including: web architecture, web characterization and analysis, web archiving, Web 2.0, social networks, collective intelligence, search engines, web mining, information diffusion on the web, and the Semantic Web. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CS 361 and CS 330.


This course will be delivered in a hybrid method, with one face-to-face section in a traditional classroom and several online sections available:

  • CRN 18816 - in-person (ECSB 2120)
  • CRN 18819 - WEB2 (in Hampton Roads)
  • CRN 18820 - WEB5 (in Virginia, but outside of Hampton Roads)
  • CRN 18821 - WEB7 (in the US, but outside of Virginia)
  • CRN 18990 - WEB8 (outside of the US)