Monday, March 8, 2010

Edward Tufte Presidential Appointment

This is very cool. We just referenced Professor Tufte in Avoid Death By PowerPoint - Respect Your Audience and today we learn that he's been appointed to the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel by President Obama. He's a great choice. Not only will he bring an objective, sensible perspective, but his expertise in information visualization will aid in explaining how the recovery stimulus funds are being used or mis-used.

Ask E.T.: Edward Tufte Presidential Appointment
President Obama announced his intent to appoint several individuals to serve on the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel. Their bios are below.

President Obama said, 'These impressive individuals will be valued additions to our team as we work to confront the challenges facing our nation. I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.'


Edward Tufte, Appointee for Member, Recovery Independent Advisory Panel
Edward Tufte is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, Visual Explanations, and Beautiful Evidence, which have received 40 awards for content and design. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Society for Technical Communication, and the American Statistical Association. He received his PhD in political Science from Yale University and BS and MS in statistics from Stanford University.

Via Daring Fireball.

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