Jean-Daniel Fekete ( is Senior Research Scientist (DR1) at INRIA, Scientific Leader of the INRIA Project Team AVIZ that he founded in 2007.

He received his PhD in Computer Science in 1996 from Université Paris-Sud. From 1997 to 2001, he joined the Graphic Design group at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes that he led from 2000 to 2001. He was then invited to join the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland in the USA in 2001-2002. He was recruited by INRIA in 2002 as a confirmed researcher and became Senior Research Scientist in 2006. In 2015, he was on Sabbatical at the Visualization and Computer Graphics group at NYU-Poly, and at the Visual Computing Group at Harvard.

His main Research areas are Visual Analytics, Information Visualization and Human Computer Interaction. He published more than 150 articles in multiple conferences and journals, including the most prestigious in visualization (TVCG, InfoVis, EuroVis, PacificVis) and Human-Computer Interaction (CHI, UIST).

He is member of the Eurographics publication board, and Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

Jean-Daniel Fekete was the chair of the IEEE Information Visualization Conference Steering Committee, member of the IEEE VIS Executive Committee, member of the Eurographics EuroVis Steering Committee, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, the General Chair of the IEEE VIS Conference in 2014, the first time it was held outside of the USA in Paris, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) 2011-2015, the President of the French-Speaking HCI Association (AFIHM) 2009-2013, he was Conference Chair of the IEEE InfoVis Conference in 2011, Paper Co-Chair of the IEEE Pacific Visualization conference in 2011.

Jean-Daniel Fekete is a member of the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and Senior Member of the IEEE.

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