I am currently a research scientist at Tableau Software, where I work in the area of information visualization. I am particularly interested in seeing how we can use the perceptual system to better communicate complex statistical concepts to general audiences, but I am also interested in text analytics, statistical graphics, uncertainty visualization, and the intersection of visualization and machine learning.
I received my PhD. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Computer Sciences in August, 2015. As a PhD. student, I worked with Michael Gleicher in the UW Graphics Group, where I worked in the area of information visualization, especially in issues related to text analytics for the humanities. In addition I was also involved with the Digital Humanities working group.
My current research interests include the presentation of statistical data to non-experts, visualizations for the de-biasing of decision-making under uncertainty, and the digital humanities.