jeffrey michael heer

Associate Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

Co-Founder & CXO, Trifacta

Chair, MHCI+D Program

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

UW Interactive Data Lab
Twitter: @jeffrey_heer
Google Scholar

Admin: Lisa Merlin
Tel: +1 206 543 9958

Office Hours
Thur 9:00-10:15am

Teaching

Autumn 2017
CSE442 Data Visualization
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 Jeff and his collaborators (Vega, D3.js, Protovis, Prefuse) are used by researchers, companies, and thousands of data enthusiasts around the world.

Jeff's research papers have received awards at the premier venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization (ACM CHI, ACM UIST, IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST, EuroVis). Other honors include MIT Technology Review's TR35 (2009), a Sloan Fellowship (2012), an Allen Distinguished Investigator Award (2014), a Moore Foundation Data-Driven Discovery Investigator Award (2014), and the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (2016).

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