Ph.D. in Computer Science, Brown University (2007) B.S. in Computer Engineering, Tufts University (1999)
Daniel Keefe joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 2008 as an assistant professor and was later promoted to a professor in 2021. He also serves as the director of the Interactive Visualization Lab at the University. He is currently a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2011, was named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor in 2012, and was honored with the Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award in 2021.
Keefe's research explores a broad range of topics in the areas of visualization, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction. His current projects center on data visualization in extended reality, data "physicalization" (e.g., via multi-material 3D printing), data storytelling, community-engaged co-design, ensemble visualization for climate science and other high-performance computing applications, and basic research in 3D user interfaces, haptics, and pen and multi-touch input techniques.
Selected Grants Development of Virtual Environments for Multidimensional Radiation Therapy Treatment Plan Evaluation Keefe, D. F.; Mayo Clinic; 12/1/20 - 8/31/23
CHS: III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Sculpting Visualizations: Toward a Practice and Theory of Digital + Physical Scientific Visualization Keefe, D. F.; National Science Foundation; 9/1/17 - 8/31/22
BIGDATA: Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization for Medical Device Design Keefe, D. F. & Erdman, A. G.; NIH NATL INST OF BIOMEDICAL IM; 9/1/13 0 8/31/17
Haley, A.C., Thorpe, D., Pelletier, A., Yarosh, S., Keefe, D.F.(2023). Inward VR: Toward a Qualitative Method for Investigating Interoceptive Awareness in VR. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 29 (5), [2557-2566]. DOI: 10.1109/tvcg.2023.3247074
Machuca, M.D.B., Israel, J.H., Keefe, D.F.(2023). Toward More Comprehensive Evaluations of 3D Immersive Sketching, Drawing, and Painting. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. [1-18]. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2023.3276291
Wacker, P., Arora, R., Machuca, M.D.B., Keefe, D., Israel, J.H. (2022). 3D sketching application scenarios. In Interactive Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modelling for Design. (264-284). River Publishers.
Israel, J.H., Machuca, M.D.B., Arora, R., Wacker, P., Keefe, D. (2022). Input processing and geometric representations for 3D sketches. In Interactive Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modelling for Design. (179-193). River Publishers.
Machuca, M.D.B., Arora, R., Wacker, P., Keefe, D., Israel, J.H. (2022). Interaction devices and techniques for 3D sketching. In Interactive Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modelling for Design. (195-239). River Publishers.
Arora, R., Machuca, M.D.B., Wacker, P., Keefe, D., Israel, J.H. (2022). Introduction to 3D sketching. In Interactive Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modelling for Design. (151-177). River Publishers.
Mathayas, N., Vogelstein, L., Danish, J., Lindberg, L., Marin, A., Kern, A., Orellana, M.F., Meixi, Dorr, S., Keefe, D., Diaz, V., Zohar, R., Tu, X., Cosic, L., Vickery, M., Kelton, M. (2022). Moving toward dignity-affirming invitations to embodied participation in the design of learning environments. In Chinn, C., Tan, E., Chan, C., Kali, Y. (eds).International Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All. (1739-1746). (Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS. (1814-9316)). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).
Samsel, F., Abram, G., Zeller, S., Keefe, D. (2021). Affective Palettes for Scientific Visualization: Grounding Environmental Data in the Natural World. In Han, Y.C., Perin, C. (eds).Proceedings - 2021 IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP 2021. (20-34). (Proceedings - 2021 IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP 2021.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. DOI: 10.1109/VISAP52981.2021.00009
Rajabiyazdi, F., Perin, C., Oehlberg, L., Carpendale, S., Tory, M., Keefe, D.(2021). Communicating Patient Health Data: A Wicked Problem. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 41 (6), [179-186]. DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2021.3112845
Herman, B., Omdal, M., Zeller, S., Richter, C.A., Samsel, F., Abram, G., Keefe, D.F.(2021). Multi-Touch Querying on Data Physicalizations in Immersive AR. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 5 (ISS), . DOI: 10.1145/3488542
Besançon, L., Ynnerman, A., Keefe, D.F., Yu, L., Isenberg, T.(2021). The State of the Art of Spatial Interfaces for 3D Visualization. Computer Graphics Forum. 40 (1), [293-326]. DOI: 10.1111/cgf.14189
Johnson, S., Samsel, F., Abram, G., Olson, D., Solis, A.J., Herman, B., Wolfram, P.J., Lenglet, C., Keefe, D.F.(2020). Artifact-based rendering: Harnessing natural and traditional visual media for more expressive and engaging 3d visualizations. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 26 (1), . [492-502]. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2934260
Bares, A., Keefe, D.F., Samsel, F.(2020). Close reading for visualization evaluation. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 40 (4), . [84-95]. DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2020.2993889
Herman, B., Samsel, F., Bares, A., Johnson, S., Abram, G., Keefe, D.F. (2020). Printmaking, Puzzles, and Studio Closets: Using Artistic Metaphors to Reimagine the User Interface for Designing Immersive Visualizations. In Brunvand, E., Han, Y.C., Hull, C., Lantin, M. (eds).Proceedings - 2020 IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP 2020. (19-28). (Proceedings - 2020 IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP 2020.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. DOI: 10.1109/VISAP51628.2020.00009
Nuernberger, B., Tapella, R., Berndt, S.H., Kim, S.Y., Samochina, S., Tory, M., Keefe, D.F.(2020). Under Water to Outer Space: Augmented Reality for Astronauts and beyond. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 40 (1), . [82-89]. DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2019.2957631
Bares, A., Zeller, S., Jackson, C.D., Keefe, D.F., Samsel, F. (2020). Using Close Reading as a Method for Evaluating Visualizations. In Bezerianos, A., Hall, K., Huron, S., Kay, M., Meyer, M., Sedlmair, M. (eds).Proceedings - 8th Evaluation and Beyond. (29-37). (Proceedings - 8th Evaluation and Beyond: Methodological Approaches for Visualization, BELIV 2020.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. DOI: 10.1109/BELIV51497.2020.00011
Wang, Y., Segal, A., Klatzky, R., Keefe, D.F., Isenberg, P., Hurtienne, J., Hornecker, E., Dwyer, T., Barrass, S., Rhyne, T.M.(2019). An Emotional Response to the Value of Visualization. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 39 (5), . [8-17]. DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2019.2923483
Johnson, S., Orban, D., Runesha, H.B., Meng, L., Juhnke, B., Erdman, A., Samsel, F., Keefe, D.F.(2019). Bento Box: An Interactive and Zoomable Small Multiples Technique for Visualizing 4D Simulation Ensembles in Virtual Reality. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. . DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2019.00061
Argelaguet, F., Gabbard, J., Itoh, Y., Keefe, D.F., Olivier, A.H., Teather, R.J.(2019). Conference paper program chairs message. 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings. . [xxix-xxx]. DOI: 10.1109/VR.2019.8798110