Dr. Catherine Plaisant

Dr. Catherine Plaisant Dr. Catherine Plaisantis a Research Scientist at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab of the University of Maryland's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. Catherine Plaisant has over 140 published papers, on subjects as diverse as information visualization, medical informatics, universal access, digital humanities, technology for families, and evaluation methodologies. With Ben Shneiderman she co-authored the 4th and 5th Editions of Designing the User Interface.


BS Industrial Engineering Ecole Nationale Superierure des Arts et Metiers

PhD Industrial Engineering Universite Pierre et Marie Curie

Areas of Expertise:

Data Visualization


Co-author, Designing the User Interface, 5th ed. (Addison Wesley, 2009)

Human-Computer Interaction


Elected to the CHI Academy - recognizing principal leaders of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (2015

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Dr. Catherine Plaisant

Interactive Data Visualization

Instructor at Statistics.com since April 2009


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