Michelle A. Borkin
Michelle Borkin works on creating new approaches to interdisciplinary scientific visualization and data exploration. She co-founded the “Astronomical Medicine” project at Harvard which brings together astronomers, doctors, and computer scientists to collaborate on new analysis and visualization techniques, and cross-fertilize techniques across scientific disciplines. In her visualization research, Michelle also investigates the perceptual and cognitive properties of visualizations and works to apply these principles to improve visualizations in a variety of domains. Michelle graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics in 2006, and a PhD in Applied Physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in 2014 where she also received a MS in Applied Physics in 2011. She was a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow, and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow.