Arvind Satyanarayan
Hi, I'm Arvind Satyanarayan.
Hi, I'm Arvind Satyanarayan.

I'm a Computer Science PhD candidate at Stanford University, working with Jeff Heer and the UW Interactive Data Lab. My research develops new declarative models of interactive visualization, which describe what a visualization should look like rather than how it should be computed, and leverages them in novel design systems.

I graduated from UC San Diego, where I worked with Jim Hollan to study interactions with wall-sized displays. At UCSD's Revelle College, I helped create an internship program and served as Senator, Resident Advisor, and Orientation Leader.

Years ago, I wrote plugins and tutorials for Movable Type, and helped fork Melody.

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Featured Projects

Reactive Vega: Declarative Interaction Design

Reactive Vega: Declarative Interaction Design

Declarative primitives for interaction design, backed by a performant streaming+reactive dataflow architecture.

Vega-Lite: A Grammar of Interactive Graphics

Vega-Lite: A Grammar of Interactive Graphics

A high-level visualization grammar that enables rapid specification, and decomposes interaction into enumerable semantic units.

Lyra: A Visualization Design Environment

Lyra: A Visualization Design Environment

Lyra enables constructing D3-calibre visualizations through direct manipulation, no programming required! Try it »

Other Projects

Ellipsis: Authoring Narrative Visualizations

Ellipsis: Authoring Narrative Visualizations

A model of storytelling abstractions, and a graphical interface for authoring narrative visualizations. Try it »

Webzeitgeist: Design Mining the Web

Webzeitgeist: Design Mining the Web

A platform for scaleable design mining to understand design demographics, and support data-driven design tools.

An Overlay Interface for Large Displays

An Overlay Interface for Large Displays

A superimposed interface to constrain interaction, focus attention, and facilitate multiple users with wall-sized displays.

Publications

Travel

Jun 25–29 HCIC 2017, Pajaro Dunes Resort, CA
Apr 24–25 OpenVis Conf, Boston, MA
Apr 20–21 MIT, Cambridge, MA
Apr 17–18 NYU CS & CDS, New York City, NY
Apr 11–12 UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Apr 5– 6 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Mar 13–14 University of British Columbia, Canada
Mar 9–10 University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mar 7– 8 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 22–23 UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Feb 14 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Feb 7– 8 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Feb 2– 3 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Jan 17–21 Moore Early Career Symposium, Hawaii
Oct 27–28 Moore DDDI Symposium, New York City
Oct 22–26 IEEE VIS, Baltimore, MD