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Alan Keahey

Adjunct Lecturer


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Science in Analytics Program


Ph.D. Computer Science, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1998

M.S. Computer Science, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1994

B.C.Sc. (Honours) Computer Science, University of Manitoba, 1992


Dr. Alan Keahey has played a leading role in the research and development of innovative data visualization systems for close to 20 years.  His experience spans a wide range of environments including national labs research scientist, research director at a Lucent Bell Labs Venture Company and founder of a visualization R&D company.  He has published seminal papers in the field of information visualization, and created a number of significant visualization techniques and software systems.

Alan is currently a Senior Data Visualization Scientist at IBM Watson.  While at IBM he has consulted closely on visualization with major IBM customers and internal divisions from a variety of industries.  He has also architected and led the development of a number of interactive visualization projects within IBM, most recently for the Watson Health for Genomics SaaS offering.

A regular speaker at both research and commercial conferences, Alan thrives on forging connections between the innovations created in research environments and the real-world needs of business customers.