Hi, I’m Dominik Moritz

I’m a PhD candidate in the Paul G. Allen School at the University of Washington. I work with Jeff Heer and Bill Howe in the Interactive Data Lab and the Database Group.

I research scalable interactive systems for visualization and analysis. My systems have won awards at premier academic venues and are used by the Python and JavaScript data science communities.

I am on the tenure faculty market this year. To learn more about my research, please read my research statement.

During my first year at UW, I received support from the Fulbright program. In 2013, I received my B.S. from Hasso Plattner Institute. I am a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. I have worked with the Open Knowledge Foundation, Google Research, and Microsoft Research. Details are in my CV.

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  • I passed my general exam and am now a PhD candidate.
  • Draco receives the best paper award at InfoVis 2018.
  • I am organizing the DSIA Workshop at VIS 2018 in Berlin.
  • Vega-Lite is featured by Nature as a visualization tool for interactive and reproductible publishing.
  • Vega-Lite 2.1 released with support for geographic maps.
  • Vega-Lite is used for illustrations in “Making Data Visual” by Danyel Fisher and Miriah Meyer.


May 4–9, '19 CHI, Glasgow
Apr 30–May 3, '19 Scotland
Apr 26, '19 MIT, Cambridge
Apr 25, '19 Google, Cambridge
Apr 23, '19 Tableau, Seattle
Apr 17, '19 Northwestern, Evanston
Apr 15–16, '19 University of Chicago, Chicago
Apr 9–10, '19 University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver
Apr 5, '19 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Apr 1–2, '19 New York University (NYU), New York
Mar 27–28, '19 Microsoft Research, Redmond
Mar 26, '19 Apple (Turi), Seattle
Mar 18–19, '19 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh
Mar 13–15, '19 University of California (UCSD), San Diego
Mar 7–8, '19 University of Toronto, Toronto
Feb 28, '19 University of Illinois (UIUC), Urbana-Champaign
Feb 12, '19 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dec 18–23, '18 Visit Streamlit, Observable, OmniSci, and UC Berkeley, Bay Area
Dec 12, '18 TVM and Deep Learning Compiler Conference, Seattle
Oct 21–26, '18 VIS, Berlin
Oct 20–21, '18 Information+, Potsdam
Oct 7–12, '18 Progressive Data Analysis and Visualization, Schloss Dagstuhl
May 16–14, '18 OpenVis Conf, Paris
Apr 24–27, '18 NC State, Raleigh
Nov 11–17, '17 Connecting Visualization and Data Management Research, Schloss Dagstuhl