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

I'm an Assistant Professor at MIT EECS/CSAIL, beginning Fall 2018. For 2017–2018, I am a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at Google Brain. I received my PhD from the Computer Science department at Stanford University, where I worked with Jeffrey Heer and the UW Interactive Data Lab.

My research uses interactive data visualization as a petri dish to study questions in user interface toolkit design and human-computer interaction broadly. Systems I have developed have won awards at premier academic venues, and are used by Wikipedia and the Jupyter/Python data science communities.

I'm actively looking for graduate students! Apply to MIT EECS by Dec 15, 2017.

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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

Oct 1– 6 IEEE VIS, Phoenix, AZ
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