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.
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
The University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Naropa University, Boulder, CO
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.
Hullman, J., Diakopoulos, N., Momeni Roochi, E., and Adar, E. Content, Context, and Critique: Commenting on a Data Visualization Blog, ACM CSCW 2015 (forthcoming).
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., 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
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
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.
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.
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
Diakopolous, N., DiMicco, J., Hullman, J., Karhalios, K., and Perer, A. Telling Stories with Data: The Next Chapter. Workshop at IEEE InfoVis 2011.
Narrative Visualization Research With Jessica Hullman (interview). Data Stories #40, (hosts E. Bertini and M. Stefaner), Sept. 2014.
Evaluating Graphics Ideas discussion (invited guest expert). Stat 6191, Statistical Communication and Graphics (Prof. A. Gelman), Columbia University, New York, NY, Sept. 2014.
Anticipating Context in Designing Visualizations for Communication. Presented at
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.
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.
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)
Tong Gao, M.S.I. at University of Michigan. Led student author in creating automated geovisualization system. Resulted in ACM CHI 2014 publication.
Student Organizer, 2011-12, Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) group, University of Michigan.
ACM: Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), Designing Interactive Systems (DIS); IEEE: Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Internet Computing; AAAI Human Computation (HCOMP); SIGGRAPH, Perception; Cognitive Science; Journal of Human Factors, Pervasive Health.
Student Volunteer at 2012 ACM CHI, Austin, TX, May 2012
Student Volunteer at 2011 Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MI, June 2011