Jeffrey Heer works on visualization, human-computer interaction and social computing. His research investigates the perceptual, cognitive and social factors involved in making sense of data, resulting in new interactive systems for visual analysis and communication. The tools developed by his lab are used by researchers, corporations and thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. In 2009 Jeff was named to MIT Technology Review's TR35; in 2012 he was named a Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.