"The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see."

J. W. Tukey (1977)

Professor Di Cook
Department of Econometrics and
Business Statistics
E762A Menzies Building
20 Chancellors Walk
Monash University
Clayton, VIC 3800
+61 (0)3990 52608

Di Cook dicook@monash.edu
github: dicook
twitter: @visnut

Previously at Department of Statistics, Iowa State University dicook@iastate.edu

I am a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and Ordinary Member of the R Foundation. My research is in data visualisation, exploratory data analysis, multivariate methods, data mining and statistical computing. I have developed methods for visualising high-dimensional data using tours, projection pursuit, manual controls for tours, pipelines for interactive graphics, a grammar of graphics for biological data, and visualizing boundaries in high-d classifiers. I have experimented with visualising data in virtual environments, participated in producing software including xgobi, ggobi, cranvas and several R packages. My current work is focusing on bridging the gap between statistical inference and exploratory graphics. We are doing experiments using Amazon's Mechanical Turk, and eye-tracking equipment. Some of the applications that I have worked on include backhoes, drug studies, mud crab growth, climate change, gene expression analysis, butterfly populations in Yellowstone, stimulus funds spending, NRC rankings of graduate programs, technology boom and bust, election polls, soybean breeding, common crop population structures, insect gall to plant host interactions, Melbourne pedestrian traffic sensors, soccer and tennis statistics.