Melanie Tory is a staff research scientist focusing on interactive visual data analysis. Her research explores techniques and tools to help people analyze data more effectively. This includes intuitive interactions with visualizations and the design and evaluation of tools that support sensemaking, analytical guidance, and collaboration. Before joining Tableau, Melanie was an Associate Professor in visualization at the University of Victoria. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University and her BSc from the University of British Columbia. Melanie is an active member of the visualization research community. She is Associate Editor of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications and has served as Papers Co-chair for the IEEE Information Visualization and ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces conferences.
More details at www.melanietory.com.