Tutor: Roy Ruddle, Professor of Computing & Turing Fellow, University of Leeds
Roy has worked in both industry and academia, and specialises in research into new user interfaces and visualization techniques for high-definition workstation and Powerwall displays. His research spans application domains as diverse as web browsing, petrophysics and health, and his Leeds Virtual Microscope (LVM) is being commercialised by the healthcare company Roche. Roy currently leads the QuantiCode “Making Sense of Data” project that is funded by the EPSRC and has seven public sector and commercial partners from the health, retail and data centre sectors.
Who is this course suitable for? No prior knowledge is assumed for this course other than having basic IT skills. However, if you are planning to use your own laptop for the training, you need to have installed Tableau desktop in advance (a version is available for user installation on University of Leeds Windows computers, via the Software Center). You should be able to obtain a free temporary licence (see https://www.tableau.com/products/trial) or request an individual licence under the Tableau for Teaching scheme (https://www.tableau.com/en-gb/academic/teaching). Before the workshop, you are expected to have completed Steps 1 – 5 of “Getting Started with Tableau Desktop”(https://help.tableau.com/current/guides/get-started-tutorial/en-us/get-started-tutorial-home.htm).