Jessica Ruth Hullman

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Teaching Statement: PDF

EDUCATION

PhD in Information (Visualization), The University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI. 2009 - 2013. Committee: Eytan Adar (chair), Thomas Finholt, Paul Resnick, Priti Shah

Master of Science in Information (Information Analysis & Retrieval), The University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006 - 2008. Advisors Lada Adamic and Michael McQuaid

Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Poetics, Prose Concentration, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2004 - 2006. Master's Thesis: Practice as Ethics: The Functional Art of Bruce Nauman. Advisor: Donald Preziosi (UCLA)

Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Studies in Religion (magna cum laude), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2000 - 2003.

WORK EXPERIENCE

University of California Berkeley, Computer Science - Tableau Research Postdoctoral Fellow, mentor Maneesh Agrawala

Microsoft Research - Visualization for Business and Entertainment group (VIBE), MSR Redmond WA
Research Intern (mentor Steven Drucker), 2012

IBM Research - Visual Communication Lab at Collaborative User Experience (CUE) group, T.J. Watson Research Center, Cambridge, MA
Research Intern (mentor Adam Perer), 2011

Pure Visibility, Ann Arbor, MI
Quantitative Analyst, 2007 - 2009

Arbor Strategy Group, Ann Arbor, MI
Information Visualization System Design/Implementation, 2008

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Naropa University, Boulder, CO

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

Gary M. Olson Outstanding Ph.D. Student, May 2013. School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013.

Rackham Centennial Award Merit Scholar, Apr 2012. Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012.

Graduate Student Research Grants, July 2011, August 2012. Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011.

Honorable Mention for Best Paper. IEEE InfoVis 2011. Top 8% of accepted full paper submissions.

Yahoo Boost Award (Won competition for funding), April 2010. Yahoo Research with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010.

Grant Opportunities for Collaborative Spaces (Competition for funding, resulted in Multi-touch Table and Application). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2009-2010. pdf proposal

Naropa 'Secret Attic' Faculty's Choice Best Master's Thesis Award. Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2006.

Naropa Writing Fellow. Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2004-2006. One of two incoming writing MFA students chosen for 2 year fellowship.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

Gao, T., Hullman, J., Adar, E., Hecht, B., and Diakopoulos, N. NewsViews: An Automated Pipeline for Creating Custom Geovisualizations for News. ACM CHI 2014. Demo PDF

Hullman, J., Drucker, S., Henry-Riche, N., Lee, B., Fisher, D., and Adar, E. A Deeper Understanding of Sequence in Narrative Visualization, IEEE InfoVis 2013. PDF

Hullman, J., Diakopoulos, N., and Adar, E. Contextifier: Automatic Generation of Annotated Stock Visualizations. ACM CHI 2013. PDF Demo

Hullman, J., Adar, E., and Shah, P. Benefitting InfoVis with Visual Difficulties [HONORABLE MENTION]. IEEE InfoVis 2011. PDF

Hullman, J., and Diakopolous, D. Visualization Rhetoric: Framing Effects in Narrative Visualization. IEEE InfoVis 2011. PDF

Hullman, J., Adar, E., and Shah, P. The Effect of Social Information on Visual Judgments. ACM CHI 2011. PDF

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Hullman, J., Krupka, E., and Adar, E. Evaluating Approaches to Crowdsourced Visual Analytics: The Benefits of a Distributed Resampling Mechanism. Under Revise-Resubmit for ACM TOCHI

Hullman, J., Rhodes, R., Rodriguez, F., and Shah, P. (2012) Research on Graph Comprehension and Data Interpretation: Implications for Score Reporting. In Zapata, D., & Zwick, R. (Eds.) Recent Research on Score Reporting. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. PDF

THESES

Hullman, J. Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in the Design of Visualizations for Communication. Dissertation, University of Michigan School of Information, 2013.

Hullman, J. Practice as Ethics: The Functional Art of Bruce Nauman. Critical Master's Thesis, Naropa University, 2006. Awarded best critical thesis by faculty, published in a critical aesthetics journal.

POSTERS AND DEMOS

Gao, T., Hullman, J., Adar, E., Hecht, B, & Diakopoulos, D. NewsViews: A System for Automatically Producing Contextualized Geovisualizations for News. Demo presented at Tapestry Conference, Feb. 2014.

Hullman, J., Diakopoulos, D., Adar, E. Putting News in Context, Automatically: An Approach to Generating Relevant & Salient News Visualizations. Poster and demo presented at Computation & Journalism Symposium, Georgia Tech, Jan. 2013.

Hullman, J. Visualization Bootstrapping - A Confirmatory Technique for Visual Analytics. Poster at InfoVis 2012, Seattle WA.

WORKSHOP PUBLICATIONS

Hullman, J. How Prior Knowledge Affects the Processing of Visualized Data. ACM CHI 2013, Many People Many Eyes workshop. Paris, France (Apr. 28, 2013). PDF

Participant at ACM CSCW CrowdCamp 2013 Workshop. San Antonio, TX (Feb. 23-24, 2013).

Hullman, J. Not all HITs are Created Equal: Controlling for Reasoning and Learning Processes in MTurk. Position paper presented at ACM CHI 2011, Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation. Vancouver, BC (May 8, 2011). PDF, blog post

Hullman, J., McQuaid, M., Chia, Y., Lin, T., and Zhang, Z. Chance-it: Motivating Collaborative Exploration using Spatial Layout on a Multitouch Surface. Position paper presented at ACM CHI 2011, Workshop on Large Displays in Urban Life. Vancouver, BC (May 7, 2011).PDF

Hullman, J. Visual Texts: Adapting Narratology for Information Visualization. Position paper and featured presenter at Telling Stories with Data workshop, IEEE InfoVis, Oct. 2010, Salt Lake City, UT. PDF slides

Hullman, J. Framing Artistic Visualization: Aesthetic Object as Evidence. Position paper presented at ACM Creativity & Cognition workshop Understanding the Creative Conversation: Modeling to Engagement, Oct. 2009, Berkeley, CA. PDF

WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

Diakopolous, N., DiMicco, J., Hullman, J., Karhalios, K., and Perer, A. Telling Stories with Data: The Next Chapter. Workshop at IEEE InfoVis 2011.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Storytelling and the Role of Context in Visualization. Tableau Software, Seattle WA June 2014.

Understanding and Supporting Trade-offs in Designing Visualizations for Communication. Presented at

Understanding and Automating Complex Visualization Design Processes. Computer Science Division, Univ. of California Berkeley, Sept. 2013.

Social and Contextual Visualizations. With Adar, E. Gale Cengage Learning, Farmington, MI, Apr. 2013.

Letting the Data (and People) Speak: Visualization as Communication & Analysis. Tableau Software, Seattle, WA, Nov 2012.

Visualization as Communication & Analysis. DUB seminar at University of Washington (Depts of Information, Comp Science & HCDE), Seattle, WA, Oct 2012.

Desirable difficulties in graphical displays. With Shah, P.,Adar, E., Miyake, A., and Freedman, E. In J. Cromley (Chair), Cognitive processes in comprehension of visual representation: Art, diagrams, graphs, and models. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, Canada, April 2012.

Implications of the Crowd in Collaborative Visual Analytics. HCI Lab at Tufts University Dept of Computer Science, Cambridge, MA, August 2011.

Presenting Social Information Online: Evidence of Effects on Visual Judgments. IBM Collaborative User Experience Research Group (CUE), T.J. Watson Research center, Cambridge, MA, June 2011.

Visual Stories: Adapting Narratology for InfoVis. F.I.R.S.T. (Featured Information Research Student Talks), University of Michigan School of Information, October 2010.

DOCTORAL COLLOQUIA AND MENTORING PROGRAMS

Digital Societies and Social Technologies Summer Institute (DSST) partipant, July 2013. CASCI, University of Maryland 2013.

IEEE InfoVis 2012 Doctoral Colloquim. The Visual Boostrap for Individual and Group Visual Analytics. Paper and presentation.

Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC) 2012, Monterey CA

Grace Hopper Celebration Funding, November 2011.

NSF Summer Social Webshop Participant, July 2011. National Science Foundation, 2011.

TECHNICAL REPORTS AND INVITED ARTICLES

Lease, M., Hullman, J., Bigham, J.P., Bernstein, M.S., Kim, J., Lasecki, W.S., Bakhshi, S., Mitra, T., and Miller, R.C. Mechanical Turk is Not Anonymous. Social Science Research Network 2013. [Reached Top Ten Downloaded Articles]. Available here.

Hullman, J. Psychology experiments to understand what's going on with data graphics? Statistical modeling, causal inference, and social science blog, April 2013. Ed. by Andrew Gelman. Available here

Hullman, J. & Chia, Y. UM DL1 Multitouch Table Technical Report. University of Michigan Digital Media Commons. (2010). Technical Report. Available here

Bakshi, S., Bernstein, M., Bigham, J., Hullman, J., Kim, J., Lasecki, W., Lease, M., Miller, R., Mitra, T. Benchmarking the Crowd. Follow the Crowd Blog, Mar. 2013.

Bakshi, S., Bernstein, M., Bigham, J., Hullman, J., Kim, J., Lasecki, W., Lease, M., Miller, R., Mitra, T. Mechanical Turk Workers are Not Anonymous. Follow the Crowd Blog, Mar. 2013.

Hullman, J. Social Proof, Graph Perception, and the Wisdom of the Crowd. Follow the Crowd Blog, Edited by M. Bernstein et al. July 2011. Available here.

Hullman, J. Managing Reasoning Styles on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Invited guest post. Experimental Turk Blog. Edited by G. Paolacci. April 2011. Available here.

Hullman, J. Mastering Motion Charts (invited guest post). The Official Google Analytics Blog. Invited guest post in Advanced Topics in Visualization, appearing 27 Jan. 2009. Available here.

Hullman, J. Trend Analysis with Motion Charts. The Official Google Analytics Blog. Invited guest post in Advanced Topics in Visualization, appearing 10 Feb. 2009. Available here.

Hullman, J. Invited profile on Information Analysis & Retrieval. In The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age by Judy Lawson, Joanna Kroll, and Kelly Kowatch. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. (2010)

SERVICE

Mentoring
Tong Gao, M.S.I. at University of Michigan. Led student author in creating automated geovisualization system. Resulted in ACM CHI 2014 publication.

Advising to U.M. M.S.I. students with interests in visualization and information analysis and retrieval.

Leadership
Student Organizer, 2011-12, Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) group, University of Michigan.

Reviewing
ACM: Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), Designing Interactive Systems (DIS); IEEE: Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Internet Computing; AAAI Human Computation (HCOMP); SIGGRAPH, Cognitive Science; Journal of Human Factors, Pervasive Health.

Other Service
Student Volunteer at 2012 ACM CHI, Austin, TX, May 2012
Student Volunteer at 2011 Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MI, June 2011