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.

In September 2019, I will start as a researcher at Apple, working on data visualization and interactive systems for artificial intelligence. In 2020, I will start as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

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 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.
  • Vega-Lite is used for illustrations in “Making Data Visual” by Danyel Fisher and Miriah Meyer.


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
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