Brief Bio for David S. Ebert

David Ebert is the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, a University Faculty Scholar, a Fellow of the IEEE, and Director of the Visual Analytics for Command Control and Interoperability Center (VACCINE), the Visualization Science team of the Department of Homeland Security's Command Control and Interoperability Center of Excellence. Dr. Ebert performs research in novel visualization techniques, data and visual analytics, volume rendering, information visualization, perceptually-based visualization, illustrative visualization, and procedural abstraction of complex, massive data. Ebert has been very active in the visualization community, teaching courses, presenting papers, co-chairing many conference program committees, serving as Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, leadership roles in the IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGGRAPH, and successfully managing a large program of external funding to develop more effective methods for enabling people to make more effective and efficient decisions through interactive visual data analysis.