The Humans, Data, and Computers Lab

At the HDC Lab, we study how computer science interacts with human experiences, at all levels. We specialize in novel algorithms for interactive visualization and exploratory data analysis. This ranges from creating mathematical foundations for the evaluation of visualization designs, to novel data structures and systems for interactive data analysis at scale, to novel ways to characterize data-driven discrimination, to topological analysis in visualization.

When human concerns and our modern technological society overlap, we strive to advance computer science in order to help people lead better lives.

We are part of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arizona’s College of Science.

Members

Abu Reyan Ahmed
Abu Reyan Ahmed
PhD Student
Danilo Motta
Danilo Motta
PhD Student
Jixian Li
Jixian Li
PhD Student
Kairong Jiang
Kairong Jiang
PhD Student
Katy Williams
Katy Williams
PhD Student
Mingwei Li
Mingwei Li
PhD Student
Rebecca Faust
Rebecca Faust
PhD Student
Sabin Devkota
Sabin Devkota
PhD Student
Zhe Wang
Zhe Wang
PhD Student
Zhenge Zhao
Zhenge Zhao
PhD Student
Matthew Berger
Matthew Berger
Postdoc
Md Iqbal Hossain
Md Iqbal Hossain
Postdoc


Carlos Scheidegger
Carlos Scheidegger
Assistant Professor
Josh Levine
Josh Levine
Assistant Professor
Kate Isaacs
Kate Isaacs
Assistant Professor
Stephen Kobourov
Stephen Kobourov
Professor


News

  • Welcome new Fall 2017 students Jixian, Kairong, Katy!

  • TTK was awarded the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at IEEE VIS 2017!

  • Congrats to Sabrina Nusrat, who successfully defended her PhD in Summer 2017!

  • We’re excited to share the news that Prof. Joshua Levine and Benafsh Husain will be joining the Department of Computer Science and HDC Lab in the Fall 2016 semester!

  • Congratulations to Laura, who accepted a PhD position at University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering department starting in the fall of 2016!

  • Congratulations to Youhao and Sean, who won two categories in Hack Arizona 2016, the biggest hackathon in the Southwest. Together with collaborators Ben Gaska and Nick DeJaco, they took both the “Data Science and Visualization” and the “Best Transportation Hack” categories!

Alumni

Support and Acknowledgments

We acknowledge the gracious support of our sponsors. Our work is supported in part by the University of Arizona Board of Regents, the NSF (under awards III-1513651 [project webpage], III-1656958 [project webpage], IIS-1654221 [project webpage], and AST-1344024), and AT&T Labs.

Software

We host our software at our GitHub organization page.

Logistics

You can find more information about how we run our group here.