Melanie Bancilhon

I am a second year CSE PhD student at Washington University in St. Louis working with Dr. Alvitta Ottley in the Visual Data Analytics Group (VDAG) at Washington University in St. Louis. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Architecture & Design at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. My main research interests are at the intersection of visual analytics, human behavior and decision-making. My work focuses on understanding how visual encodings affect decisions across different types of populations with the goal of leveraging visualizations to optimize decision-making.

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