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Jeffrey Heer

Jeff Heer is Trifacta’s Chief Experience Officer, Co-founder and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, where he directs the Interactive Data Lab. Jeff’s passion is the design of novel user interfaces for exploring, managing and communicating data. The data visualization tools developed by his lab (D3.js, Protovis, Prefuse) are used by thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. In 2009, Jeff was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of “Top Innovators under 35”.

Visual Profiling for Data Transformation

How do you feel when encountering a data set for the first time? Perhaps you may feel the dread of the unknown: what scripting, cleaning and interpretation hurdles await? Or, you may find that the data is so large it renders common tools like spreadsheets useless. Over my career working in data, I have felt […]


Jeffrey Heer  •  October 14, 2014

Thoughts Post-Strata

Last week, Trifacta celebrated the 1.0 launch of our Data Transformation Platform at the O’Reilly Strata conference. Strata is a place for the data community – including data scientists, business leaders, tool builders and vendors – to come together, share progress and advance the state-of-the-art. Our team had a blast sharing the Trifacta product and […]


Jeffrey Heer  •  February 21, 2014
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