Meg Drouhard PhD student in Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington

I am currently a PhD student in Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.

I work with Dr. Cecilia Aragon in the Human-Centered Data Science Lab, with a research concentration in visualization. In May 2015, I earned my Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee. My master's research is in the field of visualization and visual analytics with applications in the evaluation of neural networks.



Anissa Tanweer, Margaret Drouhard, Brittany Fiore-Gartland, Nicholas Bolten, Jess Hamilton, Kaicheng Tan, Anat Caspi.

“Mapping for Accessibility: A Case Study of Ethics in Data Science for Social Good,”

IData For Good Exchange, New York, New York, 2017.

Margaret Drouhard, Anissa Tanweer, Brittany Fiore-Garland.

“A Typology for Hackathon Events,”

CSCW Workshop on Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design, Portland, Oregon, 2017.

Margaret Drouhard, Nan-Chen Chen, Jina Suh, Rafal Kocielnik, Vanessa Peña-Araya, Keting Cen, Xiangyi Zheng, Cecilia R. Aragon.

“Aeonium: Visual Analytics to Support Collaborative Qualitative Coding,”

IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2017.


Nan-Chen Chen, Rafal Kocielnik, Margaret Drouhard, Vanessa Peña-Araya, Jina Suh, Keting Cen, Xiangyi Zheng, Cecilia R. Aragon.

“Challenges of Applying Machine Learning to Qualitative Coding,”

Workshop on Human Centered Machine Learning, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2016.

Chad A. Steed, Jamison Daniel, Margaret Drouhard, Steven Hahn, Thomas Proffen.

“Immersive Visual Analytics for Transformative Neutron Scattering Science,”

Workshop on Immersive Analytics, IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality, 2016.


Margaret Drouhard, Chad A. Steed, Steven Hahn, Thomas Proffen, Jamison Daniel, Michael Matheson.

"Immersive Visualization for Materials Science Data Analysis using the Oculus Rift,"

2nd Annual Workshop on Human-Centered Big Data Research, 2015 IEEE Conference on Big Data, pp. 2453-2461. IEEE 2015.

Chad A. Steed, Margaret Drouhard, Justin Beaver, Joshua Pyle, Paul L. Bogen II.

"Matisse: A Visual Analytics System for Exploring Emotion Trends in Social Media Text Streams,"

2015 IEEE Conference on Big Data, pp. 807-814. IEEE 2015.

Chad A. Steed, Justin Beaver, Paul L. Bogen II, Margaret Drouhard, Joshua Pyle.

"Text Stream Trend Analysis using Multiscale Visual Analytics with Applications to Social Media Systems,"

4th Workshop on Visual Text Analytics, 20th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Atlanta, GA, 2015.


Margaret Drouhard, Catherine D. Schuman, J. Douglas Birdwell, Mark E. Dean.

"Visual Analytics for Neuroscience-inspired Dynamic Architectures,"

IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence (FOCI), pp. 106-113. IEEE 2014.