Dylan Wootton is a PhD student at MIT CSAIL where he researches how to design interactive data visualizations that help communicate data more effectively. His work focuses on applying advances in cognitive science to make the data communication process more streamlined. Previously to MIT, he was a software engineer for Microsoft where he built data analytics systems that helped hundreds of engineers quickly analyze data. His work in data visualization has received numerous honors including academic conference awards, a Kantar Information is Beautiful Longlist designation, and grants from National Geographic and the National Science Foundation GRFP.
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