Research Expertise and Interest
information visualization, web search, search user interfaces, human-computer interaction, user interfaces, empirical computational linguistics, natural language processing, online education
Professor Marti Hearst is a computer scientist whose current research investigates how to improve communication at the intersection of information visualization and language, and how to improve scholarly understanding and STEM education through the combination of human-computer interaction and natural language processing. She is an expert on interfaces for search engines, and wrote the first academic book on the topic, Search User Interfaces, in 2009. Past work includes search and visualization tools for digital humanities scholars and for bioscience research articles.