// Invited Speakers
// Jeffrey Heer
Jeffrey Heer is a 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 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, IEEE InfoVis, VAST, EuroVis). 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), the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (2016), and the IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award (2017). Jeff received 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.
// Paul A. Navrátil
Dr. Paul A. Navrátil is a Research Scientist and Director of Visualization at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in high-performance visualization technologies, accelerator-based computing