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Michelle Borkin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Computer and Information Science,
Northeastern University
& Research Fellow
Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

m.borkin @ neu.edu

Office: West Village H, Room 310D
(Mailing address: Northeastern University, ATTN: Michelle Borkin 202 WVH, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5000 USA)

Current Work

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, and am also an affiliated researcher at Brigham & Women's Hospital.

My research interests include visualization (information and scientific), human-computer interaction (HCI), medical imaging and radiology, astrophysics, and cognition and perception.

For more information about my research, check out my publications, download my CV, and check-out my TED talk.


Dr. Michelle Borkin works on the development of novel visualization techniques and tools to enable new insights and discoveries in data. She works across disciplines to bring together computer scientists, doctors, and astronomers to collaborate on new analysis and visualization techniques, and cross-fertilize techniques across disciplines. Her research has resulted in the development of novel computer assisted diagnostics in cardiology, scalable visualization solutions for large network data sets, and novel astrophysical visualization tools and discoveries. Her main research interests include information and scientific visualization, hierarchical and multidimensional data representations, network visualization, visualization cognition, user interface design, human computer interaction (HCI), and evaluation methodologies.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Dr. Borkin was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, as well as Associate in Computer Science at Harvard and Research Fellow at Brigham & Women's Hospital. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in 2014. She also has an MS in Applied Physics and a BA in Astronomy and Astrophysics & Physics from Harvard University. She was previously a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow, a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow, and a TED Fellow.

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