iSchool Directory

Specialization

  • Data Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Visualization

Education

  • Ph D, Information (Visualization), University of Michigan School of Information, 2013
  • MS, Information (Information Analysis & Retrieval), University of Michigan School of Information, 2008
  • MFA, Writing and Poetics, Prose Concentration, Naropa University, 2006
  • BA, Comparative Studies in Religion, The Ohio State University, 2003

Awards

  • Best Paper Award Honorable Mention - ACM CHI, 2018
  • Best Paper Award - ACM CHI 2017, 2017
  • Best Paper Award Honorable Mention - ACM CHI 2017, 2017
  • Best Paper Award Honorable Mention (1 of 3 total paper awards), IEEE InfoVis 2017 - InfoVis 2017, 2017
  • Early Career Researcher Award - National Academy of Science's Sackler Colloquium, 2017
  • NSF CRII Award - NSF, 2016
  • Google Faculty Award - Google Research, 2015
  • Tableau Software Postdoctoral Fellow (Inaugural) - University of California Berkeley, Computer Science, 2014
  • Gary M. Olson Outstanding PhD Student - University of Michigan, School of Information, 2013
  • Rackham Centennial Award Merit Scholar - University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School, 2012
  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper - IEEE InfoVis, 2011
  • Naropa 'Secret Attic' Faculty's Choice Best Master's Thesis Award - Naropa University, 2006

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Improving Comprehension of Measurements Using Concrete Re-expression Strategies (2018)
    ACM CHI 2018 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Yea Seul Kim, Francis Nguyen, Lauren Speers, M Agrawala
  • Conference Paper
    Uncertainty Displays Using Quantile Dotplots or CDFs Improve Transit Decision-Making (2018)
    ACM CHI 2018 Authors: M Fernandes, L Walls, S Munson, Jessica Hullman, M Kay
  • Conference Paper
    Data Through Others' Eyes: The Impact of Visualizing Others' Expectations on Visualization Interpretation (2017)
    IEEE InfoVis 2017 Authors: Yea Seul Kim, Katharina Reinecke, Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Paper
    Explaining the Gap: Visualizing One's Predictions Improves Recall and Comprehension of Data (2017)
    ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 Authors: Yea Seul Kim, K. Reinecke, Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Paper
    Finding a Clear Path: Structuring Strategies for Visualization Sequences (2017)
    EuroVis 2017 Authors: Jessica Hullman, R Kosara, H Lam
  • Conference Paper
    Graphscape: A Model for Automated Reasoning about Visualization Similarity and Sequencing (2017)
    ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 Authors: Y. Kim, K. Wongsuphasawat, Jessica Hullman, J. Heer
  • Conference Paper
    Imagining Replications: Graphical Prediction and Discrete Visualizations Improve Recall & Estimation of Effect Uncertainty (2017)
    IEEE InfoVis 2017 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Matthew Kay, Yea Seul Kim, Samana Shrestha
  • Conference Paper
    Keeping Multiple Views Consistent: Constraints, Validations, and Exceptions in Visualization Authoring (2017)
    IEEE InfoVis 2017 Authors: Zening Qu, Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Poster
    Persalog: Personalization of News Article Content (2017)
    ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 Authors: E. Adar, C. Gearig, A. Balasubramanian, Jessica Hullman
  • Software
    Quantile Dotplots (2017)
    Author: Jessica Hullman
  • Software
    Atlas of Me (2016)
    Authors: Yea Seul Kim, Francis Nguyen, Jessica Hullman, Maneesh Agrawala
  • Workshop Paper
    Evaluating Visualization Sets: Trade-offs Between Local Effectiveness and Global Consistency (2016)
    Proc. BELIV Workshop 2016 Authors: Z Qu, Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Paper
    Generating Personalized Spatial Analogies for Distances and Areas (2016)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16) Authors: Yea Seul Kim, Jessica Hullman, Maneesh Agrawala
  • Conference Paper
    SimpleScience: Lexical Simplification of Scientific Terminology (2016)
    Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing Authors: Yea Seul Kim, Jessica Hullman, Matthew Burgess, Eytan Adar
  • Conference Paper
    When(ish) is My Bus? User-centered Visualizations of Uncertainty in Everyday, Mobile Predictive Systems (2016)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16) Authors: Matthew Kay, Tara Kola, Jessica Hullman, Sean Munson
  • Workshop Paper
    Why Evaluating Uncertainty Visualization is Error Prone (2016)
    BELIV Workshop 2016 Author: Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Paper
    Content, Context, and Critique: Commenting on a Data Visualization Blog (2015)
    Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing Authors: Jessica Hullman, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Elaheh Momeni, Eytan Adar
  • Conference Non-Archival Papers
    DeScipher: A Text Simplification Tool for Science Journalism (2015)
    Computation+Journalism Authors: Yea Seul Kim, Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar
  • Conference Non-Archival Papers
    Designing for Personalized Article Content (2015)
    Computation+Journalism Authors: Carolyn Gearig, Eytan Adar, Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Paper
    Evaluating Approaches To Crowdsourced Visual Analytics (2015)
    Collective Intelligence 2015 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Erin Krupka, Eytan Adar
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Hypothetical Outcome Plots Outperform Error Bars and Violin Plots for Inferences About Reliability of Variable Ordering (2015)
    PLoS ONE, Volume 10, Issue 11 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Paul Resnick, Eytan Adar
  • Workshop Paper
    User-driven Expectation Visualization: Opportunities for Personalized Feedback (2015)
    Personal Visualization: Exploring Data in Everyday Life workshop Authors: Yea Seul Kim, Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Paper
    NewsViews: An Automated Pipeline for Creating Custom Geovisualizations for News (2014)
    ACM CHI 2014 Authors: Tong Gao, Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar, Brent Hecht, Nicholas Diakopoulos
  • Conference Paper
    A Deeper Understanding of Sequence in Narrative Visualization (2013)
    IEEE InfoVis 2013 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Steven Drucker, Nathalie Henry Riche, Bongshin Lee, Danyel Fisher, Eytan Adar
  • Conference Paper
    Contextifier: Automatic Generation of Annotated Stock Visualizations (2013)
    ACM CHI 2013 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Eytan Adar
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    How Prior Knowledge Affects the Processing of Visualized Data (2013)
    ACM CHI 2013, Many People Many Eyes workshop Author: Jessica Hullman
  • Technical Report
    Mechanical Turk Workers Are Not Anonymous (2013)
    Authors: Matthew Lease, Jessica Hullman, Jeffrey P Bigham, Michael S Berstein, Juho Kim, Walter Lasecki, Saeideh Bakhshi, Tanushree Mitra, Robert C Miller
  • Conference Poster
    Putting News in Context, Automatically: An Approach to Generating Relevant & Salient News Visualizations (2013)
    Computation + Journalism Symposium Authors: Jessica Hullman, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Eytan Adar
  • Conference Poster
    Visualization Bootstrapping - A Confirmatory Technique for Visual Analytics (2012)
    InfoVis 2012 (Poster) Author: Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Position Paper
    Chance-It: Motivating Collaborative Exploration using Spatial Layout on a Multitouch Surface (2011)
    ACM CHI 2011, Workshop on Large Displays in Urban Life Authors: Jessica Hullman, Mick McQuaid, Yi-Wei Chia, Tze-Hsiang Lin, Zhang Zhang
  • Conference Paper
    Benefitting InfoVis with Visual Difficulties (2011)
    IEEE InfoVis 2011 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar, Priti Shah
  • Blog Post
    Managing Reasoning Styles on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (2011)
    Experimental Turk Author: Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Position Paper
    Not all HITs are Created Equal: Controlling for Reasoning and Learning Processes in MTurk (2011)
    ACM CHI 2011, Crowdsourcing and Human Computation workshop Author: Jessica Hullman
  • Research Report
    Research on Graph Comprehension and Data Interpretation: Implications for Score Reporting (2011)
    Test Score Reporting: Perspectives From the ETS Score Reporting Conference, Volume ETS RR-11-45, Page 1-16 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Rebecca Rhodes, Fernando Rodriguez, Priti Shah
  • Blog Post
    Social Proof, Graph Perception, and the Wisdom of the Crowd (2011)
    Follow the Crowd Author: Jessica Hullman
  • Conference Paper
    The Effect of Social Information on Visual Judgments (2011)
    ACM CHI 2011 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar, Priti Shah
  • Conference Paper
    Visualization Rhetoric: Framing Effects in Narrative Visualization (2011)
    IEEE InfoVis 2011 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Nicholas Diakopoulos
  • Conference Workshop Paper
    Designing for Uncertainty in HCI: When Does Uncertainty Help?
    CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Authors: Miriam Greis, Jessica Hullman, Michael Correll, Matt Kay, Orit Shaer
  • Conference Paper
    Picturing Science: Design Patterns in Graphical Abstracts
    DIAGRAMS 2018 Authors: Jessica Hullman, Benjamin Bach

Presentations

  • Rethinking Uncertainty Visualization for Experimental Science (2018)
    30th APS Annual Convention - San Francisco, CA
  • Designing for Uncertainty: When Does Uncertainty Help? (2017)
    ACM CHI 2017 - Denver, CO
  • Reconciling Single Vs. Multiple View Criteria in InfoVis. (2017)
    Tableau Software - Seattle, WA
  • Seeing What We Think Through Visualization Interaction (2017)
    Northwestern University Technology & Social Behavior Series Distinguished Lecture - Evanston, IL
  • Critical Visualization (2016)
    IEEE InfoVis 2016 - Baltimore, MD
  • Data-Driven Storytelling (2016)
    Dagstuhl Seminars - Wadern, Saarland, Germany
  • How Can We Improve Empirical Research on Understanding Visual Information? (2016)
    IEEE InfoVis 2016 - Baltimore, MD
  • The Art and Science of Data Visualization (2016)
    eScience Institute - Seattle, WA
  • The Visual Uncertainty Experience (2016)
    OpenVis - Boston, MA
  • Using Storytelling Patterns to Make Data Relatable (2016)
    Tapestry Conference - Estes Park, CO
  • Visualization Tools to Improve Reasoning with Data (2016)
    Microsoft Research - New York, NY
  • Making Sense of Scales With a Database of Measurements (2015)
    DUB seminar, University of Washington (iSchool, CSE, & HCDE) - Seattle, WA
  • Uncertainty Visualization (2015)
    NSF sponsored graduate seminar on Hazard Mapping, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Anticipating Context in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    Tableau Software - Seattle, WA
  • Anticipating Context in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    Adobe Research - San Francisco, CA
  • Tools for Understanding and Repurposing Visualized Data (2014)
    Tableau Software - Seattle, WA
  • Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    Dept. of Computer Science, Stanford - Palo Alto, CA
  • Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    Dept. of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego - San Diego, CA
  • Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    School of Information, University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA
  • Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    Dept. of Computer Science, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
  • Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in Designing Visualizations for Communication (2014)
    Dept. of Computer Science, University of Colorado - Boulder, CO
  • Social and Contextual Visualizations (2013)
    Gale Cengage Learning - Farmington, MI
  • Understanding and Automating Complex Visualization Design Processes (2013)
    Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
  • Desirable Difficulties in Graphical Displays (2012)
    American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Cognitive Processes in Comprehension of Visual Representation: Art, Diagrams, Graphs, and Models symposium - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Letting the Data (and People) Speak: Visualization as Communication & Analysis (2012)
    Tableau Software - Seattle, WA
  • Visualization as Communication & Analysis (2012)
    DUB seminar, University of Washington (iSchool, CSE, & HCDE) - Seattle, WA
  • Implications of the Crowd in Collaborative Visual Analytics (2011)
    HCI Lab, Dept. of Computer Science, Tufts University - Cambridge, MA
  • Presenting Social Information Online: Evidence of Effects on Visual Judgments (2011)
    IBM Collaborative User Experience (CUE) Research Group, T.J. Watson Research Center - Cambridge, MA
  • Visual Stories: Adapting Narratology for InfoVis (2010)
    Featured Information Research Student Talks (FIRST), School of Information, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Visual Texts: Adapting Narratology for Information Visualization (2010)
    IEEE InfoVis 2010, Telling Stories with Data workshop - Salt Lake City, UT