Georgia Tech College of Computing School of Interactive Computing Information Interfaces Group

Stasko picture John T. Stasko
Professor
 
School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
85 5th St., NW
Technology Square Research Building
Atlanta, GA 30332-0760
 
Office Phone: (404) 894-5617, Technology Square Research Building Room 342
Lab phone: (404) 385-2447, Technology Square Research Building Room 342A
Fax: (404) 894-3146
Email: stasko[at]cc[dot]gatech[.]edu
URL: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~stasko
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Background John received the B.S. degree in Mathematics at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (1983) and Sc.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island (1985 and 1989). He joined the faculty here at Georgia Tech in 1989, and he is presently a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing. His primary research area is human-computer interaction, with a focus on information visualization and visual analytics. John is a senior member of the ACM and IEEE. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2011 and an IEEE Fellow in 2014. He also received the 2012 IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award. In 2013 John served as General Chair of the IEEE VIS conferences in Atlanta, and he was named an Honorary Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Research John is Director of the Information Interfaces Research Group whose mission is to help people take advantage of information to enrich their lives. As the amount of data available to people and organizations has skyrocketed over the past 10-20 years, largely fueled by the growth of the internet, insufficient methods for people to benefit from this flood of data have been developed. A central focus of many of the group's projects is the creation of information visualization and visual analytics tools to help people explore, analyze, and understand large data sets. In particular, they are creating visual analytics systems to help people with "sense-making" activities on data sets such as large document collections. The group also has developed a number of techniques and systems for providing people with peripheral awareness of useful information. John's passion about research in and the value of data visualization is illustrated in his EuroVis 2014 Conference Capstone invited lecture.

John is a faculty investigator in the Dept. of Homeland Security's VACCINE Center of Excellence (GT page) focusing on developing visual analytics technologies and solutions for grand challenge problems in homeland security, and in the NSF FODAVA Center exploring the foundations of data analysis and visual analytics. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech.

Curriculum vita (pdf - updated 6/13)
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Information Interfaces Research Group (projects, people, publications, talks, videos)
Publications (html)
Recent talks
Jigsaw - Visualization for investigative analysis

Students

Current PhD
Alex Godwin
Yi Han (with G. Abowd)
Mengdie Hu
Ramik Sadana
Chad Stolper

Completed PhD
Youn ah Kang, 2012, User Experience Researcher at Google
Zhicheng Liu, 2012, Research Scientist at Adobe Research
Chris Plaue, 2009, Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator at Univ. of Georgia
James Eagan, 2008, Assistant Professor at Telecom-ParisTech
Ji Soo Yi, 2008, Asst. Professor (Industrial Engineering) at Purdue
Jun Xiao 2006, Senior Researcher at 3M Labs
Duke Hutchings, 2006, Assoc. Professor at Elon University
Alex Zhao 2001, Google
Scott McCrickard, 2000, Assoc. Professor at Virginia Tech
Brad Topol, 1998, IBM Distinguished Engineer, (co-advisor with M. Ahamad)
Dean Jerding, 1997, Director Technology & Business Development, Cisco
Eileen Kraemer, 1995, Professor at University of Georgia
Keith Edwards, 1995, Professor at Georgia Tech
Mariano Garcia, 1993, UPR-Cayey, (co-advisor with A. Badre)

Service General Chair, IEEE VIS 2013
Co-Organizer, VIS 2013 Workshop on Sports Data Visualization
Co-Organizer, VIS 2013 Workshop on Public Health's Wicked Problems: Can InfoVis Save Lives?
Co-Organizer, VisWeek 2012 2nd Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics
Judge, TeamRanking.com's Stat Geek Idol
Co-Organizer, AVI 2012 Workshop on Supporting Asynchronous Collaboration in Visual Analytics Systems
Papers Co-Chair, 2009 IEEE VAST
General Chair, 2007 IEEE InfoVis
Papers Co-Chair, 2006 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization
Papers Co-Chair, 2005 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization
Co-Organizer, CHI 2005 Workshop on Distributed Display Environments
Program Chair, 2003 ACM Symposium on Software Visualization
Co-Organizer, CHI 2003 Workshop on Providing Elegant Peripheral Awareness
 
At Large Member, IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC)
Executive Committee, IEEE VisWeek, 2009-2012
Steering Committee, IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis) Conference, 2006-2012
Steering Committee, ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SoftVis), 2003-2012
 
Associate Editor, Information Visualization (IV), 2001-present
Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI), 2006-2013
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2004-2008
Associate Editor, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC), 1994-present
Teaching 2014-2015 academic year
Fall
   CS 4460--Intro. to Information Visualization
Spring
   CS 1331--Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Past courses
CS 1331--Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (Spring '14)
CS 3158--Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Fall '98)
CS 4801 SA--Sports Analytics (Spring '12)
CS/PSY 6750--Human-Computer Interaction (Spring '07)
CS 7390--Software Visualization (Spring '98)
CS 7450--Information Visualization (Fall '13)

Personal In his free time, Prof. Stasko enjoys playing with his kids Tommy, Mitchell and Audrey, doing some vacation travel with his wife Christy, playing golf, gardening around his yard, tending to his fish pond, commiserating over the Atlanta Braves and Falcons, and watching The Amazing Race.

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