Jeffrey Heer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. His work focuses on social computing, human-computer interaction and interactive visualization particularly in relation to large data collections with the aim of developing novel interactive systems for visual analysis and communication.
His lab has developed numerous visualization tools (D3, Protovis, Flare, Prefuse) which are widely used by the research community, companies and thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. Jeff is the recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, an ACM UIST Notable Paper Award, and a Technology Review TR35 Award for the top innovators under the age of 35. He will deliver the opening VIZBI 2014 keynote on on Data Visualization Principles.