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Robert Kosara

  • Ph.D.
  • Researcher
  • Tableau Software
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Recent publications

  • Privacy-preserving data visualization using parallel coordinates

    • Dasgupta A
    • Kosara R
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  • Laws of attraction: From perceptual forces to conceptual similarity

    • Ziemkiewicz C
    • Kosara R
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Professional experience


Tableau Software

January 2012 - Present

Associate Professor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

July 2011 - September 2012(a year)

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

August 2005 - June 2011(6 years)



TU Wien

July 1999 - December 2001(2 years)


TU Wien

October 1994 - June 1999(5 years)


Robert Kosara is a research scientist at Tableau Software. His focus is on the communication of data through visualization and visual storytelling. Robert is also working on furthering our understanding of visual perception and cognition, so we can make data easier to understand and develop tools to communicate it more effectively. Before joining Tableau in 2012, Robert was Associate Professor of Computer Science at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Robert received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology (Austria). In his copious spare time, Robert likes to run long distances and writing articles for his website,


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