Hi, I’m Dominik Moritz

I’m a professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and an ML researcher at Apple . I design and build interactive systems for visualization and analysis. At CMU, I co-lead the Data Interaction Group.

I received my PhD from the Paul G. Allen School at the University of Washington, where I worked with Jeff Heer and Bill Howe in the Interactive Data Lab and the Database Group.

My systems have won awards at premier academic venues and are used by the Python and JavaScript data science communities.

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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  • Adam and I founded the Data Interaction Group at CMU.
  • I started working at Apple.
  • I submitted my dissertation.
  • I am starting at Apple in September and as an assistant professor at CMU in 2020.
  • I passed my final exam (thesis defense).
  • 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.


Mar 18–21, '20 U.S. Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Seattle
Dec 9–13, '19 NeurIPS, Vancouver
Oct 29–Nov 1, '19 OSDC, San Francisco
Oct 20–25, '19 VIS, Vancouver
Jun 24–27, '19 Remote Week, Bay Area
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