• 19 Oct 2018
    One Keynote, Four Papers, and Two Posters at VIS

    VDL members are contributing in various ways to VIS in Berlin this year:

  • 7 Oct 2018
    VDL Indoor Air Quality Research Featured in The Salt Lake Tribune

    If you could see how chores impact your home’s air quality, you might do them differently! This piece is based on new research by VDL members Jimmy Moore, Pascal Goffin, Miriah Meyer, and the School of Computing’s Jason Wiese to help local families see the unseen with indoor air quality senors. The one article your child doesn’t want you to read!

  • 10 Sep 2018
    VDL Receives NSF Award to Develop Multivariate Network Visualization Platform

    Miriah Meyer and Alexander Lex, in collaboration with teams from Kitware, the University of Idaho, Knowedge Vis, Duke University, and the Carnegie Institution of Science, have received an award from NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to develop a web-based reproducible visual analysis platform for multivariate networks. We’re very excited about this project and about the prospect of working with this amazing team!

  • 9 Sep 2018
    Welcome to new PhD students

    We welcome three new PhD Students to our Group.

    • Kiran Gadhave joins us as a PhD student after being a TA and an intern with the group before.
    • Ilkin Safarli is a new PhD fellowship student who has previously contributed to the NEWT Pathway Editor.
    • Haihan Lin joins us as a PhD fellowship student after graduating from Macalester College.
  • 9 Aug 2018
    Ethan Kerzner successfully defends Dissertation

    Ethan successfully defended his dissertation entitled “A Framework for Creative Visualization-Opportunities Workshops”. Congratulations also to Miriah Meyer for her great mentorship. Once the revisions are completed, Ethan will begin a job at Google X as a Data Visualization Engineer.

  • 1 Aug 2018
    Three Papers Accepted at InfoVis'18

    Three VDL papers were accepted at InfoVis. The topics range from creative visualization-opportunities workshops, to spanning-tree based graph visualization, to characterizing implicit errors in visualization.

  • 23 Feb 2018
    New Seed Grant to Support Development of Genealogical Visualization Tool

    Alexander Lex and Hilary Coon have received a $ 50,000 seed grant from the Utah Genome Project for developing Lineage, the visualization tool that helps researchers study clinical geneaolgies provided by the Utah Population Database. For details, see the project page.

  • 21 Feb 2018
    Alexander Lex wins NSF CAREER grant

    Alexander Lex has received $ 512,000 from the National Science Foundation for developing software that will capture the decision-making process of doctors and other researchers by using algorithms and human-computer interaction methods. For details, see the project page.

  • 28 Sep 2017
    Heading to Phoenix, for IEEE Vis

    Most of our group will be at VIS again; we’re especially excited for our first-timers Aspen Hopkins and Jen Rogers.

  • 27 Jul 2017

    Three VDL members will be at the 2017 SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles. If you see them, say hello and go check out Jennifer’s poster. We look forward to connecting with everyone at the conference!

  • 24 Jul 2017
    Meyer presents BioVis Keynote

    Miriah Meyer gave a keynote for BioVis at ISMB in Prague, Czech Republic. The topic was “Just a tool, or a science? The role of visualization in biology”, and it was standing room only!.

  • 30 Mar 2017
    VDL at EuroVis

    Two VDL members will be at the EG/VGTC EuroVis conference in Barcelona. Be sure to say hello, come to our talks, and we look forward to connecting with everyone at the conference!

  • 25 Oct 2016
    VDL back at IEEE Vis

    We’ll be back at IEEE VIS this time in Baltimore. Our students will be presenting multiple papers and also host a party together with other SCI members! Make sure to say hi, come to our talks and to the Party.

  • 14 Oct 2015
    VDL at IEEE Vis

    Members of VDL will be at IEEE VIS in Chicago. We will be presenting multiple papers and also host a party together with other SCI members! Make sure to say hi, come to our talks and to the Party.

  • 19 Jun 2015
    Open PostDoc and PhD Student Position @ University of Utah

    We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow and multiple PhD students to join the Vis Design Lab and the Caleydo Team at the University of Utah. Please get in touch with Alexander Lex at