Big data

The Atlas of Economic Complexity

“Which countries export cars?”

“What are the growth opportunities for Ghana?”

“How diversified is Finland?”

In this talk, I will present The Atlas of Economic Complexity (, a powerful interactive tool that enables economists, policymakers and citizens to visualize a country’s total trade, track how these dynamics change over time and explore growth opportunities for more than a hundred countries worldwide. The Atlas features tree maps, stacked graphs and node-links diagrams, among cutting edge visualizations and interactions. The Atlas is also a research platform for economists as well as visualization researchers. This talk will address both design and technical challenges coming when building and maintaining a visualization platform for the masses, at the web scale.

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Romain Vuillemot
Assistant Professor

Romain currently works as Assistant professor at the University of Lyon in France, where he teaches Data Visualisation, Machine Learning and Design. Previously, he led the R&D team at Harvard University in Data Visualisation.

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