jeffrey michael heer

Associate Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

642 Paul G. Allen Center, Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
Fax: +1 206 543 2969
jheer (at)

Interactive Data Lab
Twitter: @jeffrey_heer

Admin: Lisa Merlin
Tel: +1 206 543 9958

Office Hours
By appointment


Spring 2017
CSE442 Data Visualization
Winter 2017
HCID520 User Interface Software

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Jeffrey Heer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he directs the Interactive Data Lab and conducts research on data visualization, human-computer interaction and social computing. The visualization tools developed by his lab (D3.js, Vega, Protovis, Prefuse) are used by researchers, companies and thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. His group's research papers have received awards at the premier venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization (ACM CHI, ACM UIST, IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST, EuroVis). Other awards include MIT Technology Review's TR35 (2009), a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2012), and a Moore Foundation Data-Driven Discovery Investigator award (2014). Jeff holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley (whom he then betrayed to go teach at Stanford from 2009 to 2013). Jeff is also a co-founder of Trifacta, a provider of interactive tools for scalable data transformation.