Hi! I'm Ana Crisan

I am a Lead Research Scientist at Tableau Research. I am part of the Office of the CTO, where I design and develop new visual modalities for humans and ML/AI systems to interact in data work.

Research Interests: Interactive Machine Learning, Human Centered ML/AI, Data Science, Data Visualization, Bioinformatics

I conduct interdisciplinary research that integrates techniques and methods from machine learning, human computer interaction, and data visualization. I analyze data, build tools, and conduct evaluative studies. My research focuses on the intersection of Data Science and Data Visualization. I am especially interested in the way humans can collaboratively work together with ML/AI systems through visual interfaces.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, where I was jointly advised by Tamara Munzner and Jennifer Gardy. Prior to my PhD, I was a research scientist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Decipher Biosciences, where I conducted research machine learning and data visualization research toward applications in infectious disease and cancer genomics. My research has appeared in publications of the ACM (CHI), IEEE (TVCG, CG&A), Oxford Bioinformatics, and Nature, and has over 3,7000 citations.

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