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

Apr 24–25 OpenVis Conf, Boston, MA
Apr 20–21 MIT, Cambridge, MA
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