Claus O. Wilke is a computational and evolutionary biologist and chair of the Department of Integrative Biology at University of Texas at Austin, where he is the Dwight W. and Blanche Faye Reeder Centennial Fellow in Systematic and Evolutionary Biology. Wilke obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the Ruhr University Bochum in 1999, and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He moved to UT Austin as an Assistant Professor in 2006, where he is now professor, department chair, and director of the Wilke Lab. Wilke studies the evolution of molecules and viruses using theoretical and computational methods. He is also the author of the Cowplot and ggridges R plotting packages.
In this week’s episode of the show, Claus and I talk about his new book, Fundamentals of Data Visualization: A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures. We also talk about his favorite data visualization tools, standard vs. non-standard graph types, and domain-specific graphs (i.e., biology). Enjoy the show!
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