• M.O. Ward is with the Computer Science Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609.
• T. Munzner is with the Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 2366 Main Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 Canada.
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Matthew O. Ward received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Connecticut in 1981. He is currently a full professor in the Computer Science Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He was employed as a member of the technical staff in the Robotics and Computer Systems Research Laboratory at AT&T Bell Laboratories between 1980 and 1984 and as a research scientist at Skantek Corporation until 1986, when he joined the faculty at WPI. His research interests include data and information visualization, visual languages, and scientific data management and analysis. He has authored or coauthored more than 70 publications in these areas and is actively involved in the development of a text book in the area of data visualization. He is the primary architect on several public-domain software packages for multivariate data visualization and exploration, including XmdvTool, MAVIS, and SpiralGlyphics.
Tamara Munzner received the PhD degree from Stanford University in 2000. She has been an assistant professor in the University of British Columbia Department of Computer Science since 2002. Her current research interests are information visualization, graph drawing, dimensionality reduction, and interactive computer graphics. She was a research scientist from 2000 to 2002 at the Compaq Systems Research Center in California. She was on the technical staff of The Geometry Center, a mathematical visualization research group at the University of Minnesota, from 1991 to 1995.