UMD: A Globally Connected University

Benjamin Bederson

3171 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 2764
Expert Credentials: 

Three projects from my lab have been commercialized by startup Windsor Interfaces, Inc. (PhotoMesa - a personal image management tool; DateLens - a calendar program; NoteLens - a note-taking program). The International Children's Digital Library ( is a public website we built that offers free children's books from around the world, and attracts a lot of attention from children, parents, teachers and librarians alike. My 2003 book, The Craft of Information Visualization, summarizes a decade of innovation from our lab. My current work on evaluating usability of voting systems is having a real impact on these new, important technologies.

Area of Expertise: 

Information Visualization, Biodiversity Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Graphical User Interfaces, Digital Libraries, Image and Photo Management, Voting Machine Usability, iPhone - one of first owners

B.S. Computer Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,M.S. Computer Science New York University,Ph.D. Computer Science New York University