Daniel F. Keefe
Daniel F. Keefe
He/HimProfessor, Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Research & Teaching
Publications & Awards
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.
Interactive Visualization Lab
Jung Nam (2022); Kyungyoon Kim (2021); Daniel Orban (2021); Seth Johnson (2020); Kate Schroeder (2014); Bret Jackson (2014); Dane Coffey (2014).
Research studio to put art first—with the help of science and technology
New research space to center the arts in interdisciplinary collaborations
Five CS&E faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion
Dan Keefe wins Bowers Faculty Teaching Award for 2021
Keefe's visualization work featured in American Scientist
New project creates 'first-ever traveling studio for indigenous co-design of spatial interfaces'
Professor Keefe receives the Morse-Alumni Award
2021: Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award
2019: Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education
2014: College of Science and Engineering - Guillermo E. Borja Award
2013: 3M Nontenured Faculty Award
2012: McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
2011: National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER Award)
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