• J. Stasko is with the College of Computing and GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0280.
• M.O. Ward is with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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John Stasko received the PhD degree in computer science from Brown University in 1989 and joined the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology that same year. He is a professor in the College of Computing and the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability (GVU) Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is director of the Information Interfaces Research Group. His research is in the area of human-computer interaction with a specific focus on information visualization, peripheral awareness of information, and software agents. He has published more than 100 conference and journal articles on these topics. He was papers cochair for the 2005 and 2006 IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, and was program chair for the 2003 ACM Symposium on Software Visualization and program cochair for the 2000 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages.
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 the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Dr. Ward was employed as a member of the technical staff in the Robotics and Computer Systems Research Laboratory at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 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. Dr. Ward is the primary architect on several public-domain software packages for multivariate data visualization and exploration, including XmdvTool, MAVIS, and SpiralGlyphics. He has held several positions on the organizing committee for the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, including papers cochair in 2004 and 2005 and program chair in 2006.