Adam Perer is a research scientist in the Healthcare Analytics Research Group at IBM Research in New York. He was previously a research scientist in IBM's Visual Communication Lab in Cambridge and IBM's Social Technologies Group in Haifa.
His research focuses on making sense of big data through visualization and interactive analytics.
He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. His advisor was Dr. Ben Shneiderman and he was a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. His dissertation work focused on improving exploratory data analysis by integrating statistical algorithms and information visualizations. His SocialAction project has been instrumental for scientific discoveries, including medical research at the National Library of Medicine, counter-terrorism research at the Department of Homeland Security’s START center, and political analysis at US News & World Report. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Xerox PARC, and Microsoft Research.
More information on his research is available at http://perer.org.