Lane Harrison

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, focusing on information visualization and visual analytics research. Most recently I was a PostDoc in the Visual Analytics Lab at Tufts (VALT), with Prof. Remco Chang.

My research leverages cognitive and perceptual principles to advance the science of information visualization and visual analytics. As the world becomes increasingly data-driven, visualization has emerged as an indispensable tool for analysis and understanding. Because we are beginning to rely on visualizations to make high-impact, even life-critical decisions, the goal of my research is to ensure that people have the best visualizations for the decisions they face.

Before Tufts, I was a PhD student in the Charlotte Visualization Center at UNC-Charlotte advised by Prof. Aidong Lu. My work at UNC-Charlotte was supported by the DHS Data Analysis and Visual Analytics Fellowship.



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It's fun to build interactive visualizations for interesting data. I've built a few of these, which I keep on