Alon Friedman
Alon Friedman

Associate Professor

School of Information
University of South Florida

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I’m interested in collaborative learning, developing new teaching tools grounded in visualization theories, and discoveries of new knowledge using different statistical and visualization tools.


My current projects include the transformation of Peirce’s Theory of Signs to visualization (both theoretical and programming code), visual peer review’s rubric and dashboard, and Mark Lombardi’s social networks through cultural institutions. In those projects, I used two major tools that include open-source R and Leland Wilkinson’s grammar graphics theory to generate visual structure and transparency.

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I teach the following courses: visual analytics, statistics & analytics, open-source R and Python under the data science concentration. My students are undergraduates, graduate and PhD candidates. The majority of my students come from School of Information, School of Social Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, Muma College of Business, and College of Public Health at the University of South Florida.

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Examples of My Work

Upcoming Publication:
Health Intervention specialized in the transformation of research data to visualization reports (2009)

The Power of Lotka’s Law Through the Eyes of R. The Romanian Statistical Review (2015)