I am a professor at the largest university in Romania, teaching courses such as Data Journalism, E-government or Online Communication. I have a PhD in Journalism.
My desire to learn about encoding statistical data into visual form was fueled both by my need to see how data can help me be a better teacher and by my passion for everything linked to computers and internet.
I have taught a version of this course both to students at our College and in multinational companies such as Office Depot, which felt the need to increase data visualization literacy in their workforce. My data visualization skills were also put to good use as part of a team of experts that coordinated a number of strategic development plans for city halls and county councils all across Romania.