2017.03.10 My application for advancement to tenure and promotion to Associate Professor (as well as sabbatical) starting Fall 2017 was officially approved!
2017.02.23 Our open-access paper Unboxing Cluster Heatmaps is now published in BMC Bioinformatics, Volume 18 (Supplement 2):63 — Proceedings of the Symposium on Biological Data Visualization at VIS 2016.
2017.02.10 Our workshop on Innovations in Pedagogy of Data Visualization is officially returning to IEEE VIS 2017.
2016.12.13 I will be General Chair for VizSec 2017 in Phoenix, alongside a fantastic team on both the organizing and program committees.
2016.09.26 Our poster Interactive Exploration of Multidimensional YouTube Data Using the GPLOM Technique won the Best Poster Award at VINCI 2016.
2016.06.23 Our short paper (with 2 undergraduate CS students) and poster (with 2 graduate CS students) have been accepted to VINCI 2016.
2016.05.06 I received the Innovation in Teaching and Technology Award from the Center for Instruction and Technology (CIT).


I graduated with my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis under the guidance of Matt Bishop, Sean Peisert, and many others at the SecLab. I received my B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, studying networking and computer security with Ken Dick and Blaine Burnham at the Peter Kiewit Institute. My partner and frequent collaborator is Sean Whalen. I have many research interests, including data visualization, computer security, and computer science education.