Dr. Sara Diamond is President Emerita of OCAD University and a Professor at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. She is the Director of the Visual Analytics Laboratory at OCAD U. She holds multiple research grants from Canada's National Science Engineering Research Council, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Ontario Centres of Excellence, the Ontario Research Excellence Fund, Mitacs, and foundations, that explore applications of data visualization in urban and transportation analytics; communications analytics; cultural analytics. She was co-PI on the Centre for Information Visualization and Data Driven Design; a theme leader for BRAIN (big data analytics), Visualization leader for iCity 1.0 and co-PI for the recently funded i-City 2.0. Diamond holds a PhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, a Master's degree in digital media and undergraduate honours degrees in History and Communications. She is an appointee of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and has won two digital media pioneer awards. In 2020 she was honoured by a Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from Simon Fraser University and the Exceptional Woman of Excellence award, Women’s Economic Forum. In 2018 she received the Inspiring 50: Advancement of diversity of STEM fields, Government of Netherlands, and Senate of Canada and in 2017 the Canada 150 Women: Leaders, Champions and Luminaries recognition. In her earlier career as a artist she represented Canada in biennal exhibitions, and had a retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada. CodeZebra is an early artistic visualization project that she created beginning in the 1990s.