Bio


Leilani Battle is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she leads the Battle Data Lab. She holds a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), and is an active member of the UMD Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL). Her research interests focus on developing interactive data-intensive systems that can aid analysts in performing complex data exploration and analysis. Her current research is anchored in the field of databases, but utilizes research methodology and techniques from HCI and visualization to integrate data processing (databases) with interactive interfaces (HCI, visualization). Prof. Battle was named one of the 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 2020. She is also an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient (2012), and her research is currently supported by an Adobe research award, an NSF CISE CRII Award (2019-2021) and ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2019-2020). In 2017, she completed a postdoc in the UW Interactive Data Lab. She holds an MS (2013) and PhD (2017) in Computer Science from MIT, where she was a member of the MIT Database Group, and a BS in Computer Engineering from UW (2011), where she was a member of the UW database group.