Measurement Lab (M-Lab)—the largest collection of open internet performance data on the planet—collects hundreds of thousands of consumer internet performance tests daily and provides that data in the public domain for research, analysis, and advocacy. Data has been piling up since 2009 (over five petabytes of information about the quality of experience on the internet), and more data is generated every day. Big data at this scale presents interesting challenges for everything from readability, visualization, and navigation to public access and affordability. The M-Lab data allows anyone to explore how their internet experience is mediated by all of the various actors that make up the internet.
Irene Ros shares recent work with the M-Lab team to develop a data processing pipeline, API, and visualizations to make the data more accessible to anyone interested in exploring open internet through consumer measurements, exploring both the technical and design aspects of the project.
Irene Ros is the director of data visualization at Bocoup and the program chair of OpenVis Conf, a two-day conference on data visualization on the open web. Irene is an information visualization researcher and developer, making engaging, informative, and interactive data-driven stories, experiences, and exploratory interfaces on the web. Previously, she was a research developer at IBM Research’s Visual Communication Lab. Irene holds a BS in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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