Ward, Matthew O.
Matthew O. Ward received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Connecticut in 1981. He is currently a full professor in the Computer Science Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
He was employed as a member of the technical staff in the Robotics and Computer Systems Research Laboratory at AT&T Bell Laboratories between 1980 and 1984 and as a research scientist at Skantek Corporation until 1986, when he joined the faculty at WPI.
His research interests include data and information visualization, visual languages, and scientific data management and analysis. He has authored or coauthored more than 70 publications in these areas and is actively involved in the development of a text book in the area of data visualization. He is the primary architect on several public-domain software packages for multivariate data visualization and exploration, including XmdvTool, MAVIS, and SpiralGlyphics.
[Ward and Munzner, 2005] Matthew O. Ward and Tamara Munzner, Guest Editors’ Introduction: Special Section on InfoVis, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 11(4):431, July/August 2005.