Danielle Albers Szafir is an information visualization scientist joining CU from the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her doctoral research focuses on understanding visual cognition for information visualization. She received a BS from the University of Washington as a NASA Space Grant Scholar.
Szafir develops interactive visualization systems and techniques for exploring large and complex data in domains ranging from biology to the humanities. Her work focuses on increasing the scalability and comprehensibility of information visualization by quantifying perception and cognition for design. She was a Department of Energy BACTER Fellow and has worked with Google and Tableau Research. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Szafir was a founding member of the Digital Humanities Research Network.
In addition to her appointment in the Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information, Szafir holds a courtesy appointment in Computer Science.