Jeff Heer, currently a computer science faculty member at Stanford University, will be joining UW CSE. Jeff is a superb researcher in the design of interactive, visual data-analysis tools, as well as tools for data cleaning and transformation. A UC Berkeley Ph.D. alum, Jeff is the recipient of a Sloan ResearchFellowship and a Technology Review TR35 Award.
In addition, Daniela Rosner, who combines backgrounds in both graphic design and computer science, will be joining the UW Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE). Daniela is completing her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley’s Information School; her research focuses on the impact of culture and technology on the artifacts we create.
Jeff and Daniela will add tremendous strength to CSE, HCDE, and UW – particularly to the large consortium of researchers working on Human-Computer Interaction and Design at UW as part of “dub,” and, in Jeff’s case, also to efforts in data-driven discovery through the eScience Institute. Coming on the heels of the recruiting of machine learning experts Carlos Guestrin and Emily Fox, and of social media expert Kate Starbird, it’s a game-changing year for the University of Washington’s leadership in these areas.
We are thrilled to welcome Jeff and Daniela to the University of Washington! (They will arrive in 2013.)