Welcome to the CU VisuaLab

The University of Colorado Boulder's VisuaLab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory headed by Dr. Danielle Albers Szafir. Situated within the Department of Information Science, the VisuaLab explores the intersection of data science, visual cognition, and computer graphics. Our goal is to understand how people make sense of visual information to create better interfaces for exploring and understanding information. We work with scholars from psychology to biology to the humanities to design and implement visualization systems that help drive innovation. Our ultimate mission is to facilitate the dialog between people and technologies that leads to discovery.

We are actively seeking visualization postdocs and Ph.D. students to join us for the 2018-2019 acadmic year. Join a diverse cohort of students as part of an interdisciplinary community ranked in the top ten for HCI research. For more information about the available projects, see our listing of open positions or contact Dr. Szafir directly.

News from the Lab:

07.2018: Szafir receives two NSF MEDIUM grants to study visual analytics tools for qualitative analysis (w. Brubaker, Fiesler, and Paul) and for situated emergency response (w. Szafir and Heckman).

07.2018: Song's "Where's My Data? Evaluating Visualizations for Missing Data" (w. Szafir) accepted to IEEE VIS 2019.

07.2018: Szafirs's "The Good, the Bad, and the Biased: Five Ways Visualizations can Mislead (and How to Fix Them)" appeared on the cover of ACM Interactions.

05.2018: Song defends her M.S. thesis in visualizing missing data.

05.2018: Szafir presents work on color perception in visualization at the Vision Science Society Annual Meeting.