Presenter

Biography
Donna J. Cox, MFA, PhD, Michael Aiken Chair, Professor School of Art and Design, Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, and Research & Education at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cox is a research designer and scientist who pioneered ‘Renaissance Teams’ and cinematic data visualization in award-winning big-screen documentaries including Solar Superstorms fulldome (Benedict Cumberbatch, narrator), and A Beautiful Planet IMAX 3D (Jennifer Lawrence, narrator). Cox was selected as one of 40 modern-day DaVinci’s; awarded IMERSA big screen 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for lasting contributions, and, with AVL, awarded the Illinois Innovation Transfer Award.