Data analyst and visualization design specialist Lynn Cherny will be the next Visiting Knight Chair for the Center for Communication, Culture and Change. Beginning in August, Cherny will teach data visualization and data analysis and will help support Knight Chair in Visual Journalism Alberto Cairo launch the Data Visualization and Journalism track in the School of Communication’s Interactive Media department.

Before joining the University of Miami, Cherny worked as a user interface designer and consultant, spent 20 years as a corporate designer and manager at companies including TiVo and Adobe, and has had two books published, “Wired Women: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace,” and “Conversation and Community: Chat in a Virtual World.”

“I am looking forward to getting to know the academic community in Miami,” said Cherny of her new appointment. Cherny received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University and her interests include analyzing and visualizing data, cross-disciplinary topics such as computer science, statistics and social science, NLP and text analysis, and working with software such as Python, R, and Javascript. For more information on Cherny and her work, click here.