jeffrey michael heer

Jerre D. Noe Endowed Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

302 Gates Center
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2355
Fax: +1 206 543 2969
jheer (at)

UW Interactive Data Lab
Twitter: @jeffrey_heer
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Admin: Lisa Merlin
Tel: +1 206 543 9958

Office Hours
Tue 11:30-12:30pm


Winter 2024
CSE442 Data Visualization
Spring 2024
CSE512 Data Visualization

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Jeffrey Heer is the Jerre D. Noe Endowed Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he co-directs the Interactive Data Lab and conducts research on data visualization, data science, and human-computer interaction. The visualization tools developed by Jeff and his collaborators – including Vega(-Lite), D3.js, and Mosaic – are used by researchers, companies, and data enthusiasts around the world.

Jeff's research papers have received awards at the premier venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization (ACM CHI, UIST, CSCW, IUI, IEEE Vis, VAST, EuroVis). Honors include MIT Technology Review's TR35 (2009), a Sloan Fellowship (2012), the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (2016), the IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award (2017), and induction into the IEEE Visualization (2019) and ACM CHI (2021) academies.

Jeff holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, whom he then "betrayed" to join the Stanford CS faculty (2009–2013). He also co-founded Trifacta, a provider of interactive tools for scalable data transformation acquired by Alteryx in 2022.