Visualizing Our Uncertain World
LocationSage Center, Psychology 1312
Dr. Lace Padilla is an assistant professor in the Cognitive and Information Sciences department at the University of California Merced. She was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship for work at Northwestern University. She received a PhD in Cognitive and Neural Sciences and an MFA in Design from the University of Utah. In 2018, she was awarded a Visionary Grant for research on Improving Trust in Uncertain Science funded by NASA. She has contributed significantly to research on decision making with visualizations, most recently with a review paper detailing a cognitive model for decision making with visualizations. Her empirical research utilizes displays of uncertainty, such as hurricane forecast maps, to understand how the brain represents, transforms, and reasons with visual information. She works collaboratively with visualization scientists, geographers, and anthropologists.