Michael McGuffin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Software and IT Engineering at ETS in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ETS is the "École de technologie supérieure", a French-language engineering school within a provincial network of institutions called the University of Quebec. Along with his master's and PhD students, Michael conducts research in information visualization and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). He has published six papers cited more than 100 times each, and in 2009, his paper at the IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis 2009) received an Honorable Mention. He has also served during multiple years on the program committee for IEEE InfoVis. Previously, Michael was a post-doctoral researcher at the Ontario Cancer Institute, working on visualizations and user interfaces for bioinformatics, within Dr. Igor Jurisica's lab. He completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where his homebase was the Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP) lab, and where his advisor was Prof. Ravin Balakrishnan. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Computer Engineering with Software Engineering Option from the University of Waterloo. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked as a software developer, creating user interfaces at Alias|wavefront in Toronto and Discreet Logic in Montreal (both companies now part of Autodesk), and CAE in Montreal. Michael hails from Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada, and enjoys living in a trilingual household.