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

Stasko picture John T. Stasko
Regents Professor
School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
85 5th St., NW
Technology Square Research Building
Atlanta, GA 30332-0760
Office: Technology Square Research Building, Room 355   
   (404) 894-5617
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Email: stasko[at]cc[dot]gatech[.]edu
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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 Regents 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 was a faculty investigator in the Dept. of Homeland Security's VACCINE Center of Excellence (GT page) that focused on developing visual analytics technologies and solutions for grand challenge problems in homeland security. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Tennenbaum Institute at Georgia Tech.


Current PhD
Po Ming "Terrance" Law (co-advisor with A. Endert)
Hayeong Song
Arjun Srinivasan
John Thompson

Completed PhD
Alex Godwin, 2018, Assistant Professor at American Univ.
Mengdie Hu, 2018, Facebook
Ramik Sadana, 2017, Uber
Yi Han, 2016, Delta Electronics, (co-advisor with G. Abowd)
Chad Stolper, 2016, Google, (co-advisor with P. Chau)
Youn ah Kang, 2012, Assistant Professor at Yonsei University
Zhicheng Liu, 2012, Research Scientist at Adobe Research
Chris Plaue, 2009, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator at Clemson Univ.
James Eagan, 2008, Assistant Professor at Telecom-ParisTech
Ji Soo Yi, 2008, Vice President at Samsung
Jun Xiao, 2006, Senior Researcher at 3M Labs
Duke Hutchings, 2006, Professor & Dept. Chair 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, Executive Vice President at LogicBlox / Predictix
Eileen Kraemer, 1995, Professor & Director, School of Computing at Clemson Univ.
Keith Edwards, 1995, Professor at Georgia Tech
Mariano Garcia, 1993, UPR-Cayey, (co-advisor with A. Badre)

Service Co-organizer, AVI 2018 Workshop on Multimodal Interaction for Data Visualization
Papers Co-Chair, 2016 IEEE VAST
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,'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
Steering Committee, IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) Conference, 2015-present
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, 2017-present
Associate Editor, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC), 1994-2015
Teaching 2019-2020 academic year
   CS 7450--Information Visualization
   CS 1331--Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming>

Past courses
CS 1331--Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (Spring '19)
CS 3158--Design and Analysis of Algorithms (Fall '98)
CS 4460--Intro. to Information Visualization (Fall '17)
CS 4801 SA--Sports Analytics (Spring '12)
CS 6452--Prototyping Interactive Systems(Fall '16)
CS/PSY 6750--Human-Computer Interaction (Spring '07)
CS 7390--Software Visualization (Spring '98)
CS 7450--Information Visualization (Fall '18)
CS 8001 VDE--Visualization Design Seminar (Spring '16)

Personal In his free time, Prof. Stasko enjoys bugging 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, and cheering on Atlanta United FC, the Atlanta Braves and Falcons.

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