I am an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and the director of the Pivot Laboratory . My research areas include information visualization, human-computer interaction (HCI), and visual analytics. I received my PhD in December 2006 from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology . Before joining Purdue in August 2008, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Aviz group at INRIA Saclay in Paris, France.