You can find my academic and professional experience in my CV. Talks are listed below.


Advances in Visualization of Big Data.

Chapter of the book “Managing Heterogenous Data and Polystore Databases” edited by Vijay Gadepally, Sam Madden, Michael Stonebraker and to be published by MIT Press.


Altair: Interactive Statistical Visualizations for Python

The Journal of Open Source Software

In preparation.

Exploring neighborhoods in large metagenome assembly graphs reveals hidden sequence diversity

C. Titus Brown, Dominik Moritz, Michael O'Brien, Felix Reidl, Taylor Reiter, Blair Sullivan

Preprint on bioRxiv.

Visualizing a Million Time Series with the Density Line Chart


Extracting Neighborhood Structure from Very Large DNA Graphs

C. Titus Brown, Dominik Moritz, Michael P. O'Brien, Felix Reidl, Blair D. Sullivan
Siam Workshop on Network Science

Text detection in screen images with a Convolutional Neural Network

The Journal of Open Source Software
Use deep learning to find text in screen images. Learned from millions of papers.

The Myria Big Data Management and Analytics System and Cloud Service

Jingjing Wang, Tobin Baker, Magdalena Balazinska, Daniel Halperin, Brandon Haynes, Bill Howe, Dylan Hutchison, Shrainik Jain, Ryan Maas, Parmita Mehta, Dominik Moritz, Brandon Myers, Jennifer Ortiz, Dan Suciu, Andrew Whitaker, Shengliang Xu
Myria is a distributed DB for data science.


High Variety Cloud Databases

ICDE 2016


Perfopticon: Visual Query Analysis for Distributed Databases

Visualization of dataflow and distributed execution in Myria. Influenced the design of the Distributed Dask web interface.

Visual performance debugging for queries in distributed database systems.


Demonstration of the Myria Big Data Management Service

Daniel Halperin, Victor Teixeira de Almeida, Lee Lee Choo, Shumo Chu, Paraschos Koutris, Dominik Moritz, Jennifer Ortiz, Vaspol Ruamviboonsuk, Jingjing Wang, Andrew Whitaker, Shengliang Xu, Magdalena Balazinska, Bill Howe, Dan Suciu

Demo paper about the Myria system.


Visualization of Varying Hierarchies by Stable Layout of Voronoi Treemaps

Sebastian Schmechel, Jonas Trümper, Dominik Moritz, Jürgen Döllner

Publication of algorithms that I developed for my bachelor thesis.

Use Voronoi tesselation for stable treemaps.

Algorithms for the Visualization of Software System Evolution

My bachelor thesis. Not published due to non disclosure agreement.


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Formalizing Visualization Design Knowledge as Constraints: Actionable and Extensible Models in Draco

IEEE VIS, Berlin
Microsoft Research, Redmond
UW Database Affiliates Workshop, Seattle

Automated Visualization Design with Draco

Tableau Research, Seattle
Microsoft Excel, Redmond

Declarative Visualization with Vega-Lite and Altair

Data Stories Podcast Website

Vega-Lite: A Grammar of Interactive Graphics

UW ACM Student, Seattle
Technical University Berlin, Berlin
DeepMind (Google), London
City University, London
Microsoft, Redmond Video
Turi (Apple), Seattle
OpenVis Conf, Boston Slides Video Website
IEEE Infovis, Baltimore

Declarative Visualization Design with Vega-Lite

Tintash, Lahore

Visualization Grammars

Dagstuhl Seminar on Connecting Visualization and Data Management Research Website

Trust, but Verify: Optimistic Visualizations of Approximate Queries for Exploring Big Data

Tableau Research, Seattle
Database Seminar, Microsoft Research, Redmond
ACM CHI, San Jose Video

What Users Don’t Expect about Exploratory Data Analysis on AQP Systems


Vega-Lite: A Declarative Format for Visualization

Plotcon, New York City Website

Voyager: Exploratory Analysis via Faceted Browsing of Visualization Recommendations

Tableau Research, Seattle
IEEE Infovis, Chicago

Perfopticon: Visual Query Analysis for Distributed Databases

Eurovis, Cagliari