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Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
302F West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Cody Dunne, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Information visualization
  • Visual analytics
  • Graph and network visualization
  • Data workflows
  • Data and analytic provenance
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Personal health informatics


  • PhD in computer science, University of Maryland
  • MS in computer science, University of Maryland
  • BA in computer science and Mathematics, Cornell College


Cody Dunne is an assistant professor at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer and Sciences. He works at the intersection of information visualization, network science, human-computer interaction, and computer science. Dunne focuses on techniques for making data easier to analyze and share, as well as the application of visualization techniques to real-world problems. He is currently researching ways to improve the readability of network visualizations and developing the next generation of tools for visually exploring, sharing and collaborating around data and analysis workflows.

Some domains Dunne has worked on include visualizing concepts from medical records, the spread of infectious diseases, citations in academic literature, interactions of people and organizations, relationships in archaeological dig sites, news term co-occurrences, thesaurus category relationships, municipal energy use, and computer network traffic flow. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Dunne was a research scientist in IBM Watson Health, IBM Watson and IBM Research. He received his PhD and MS degrees in computer science under Ben Shneiderman at the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab in 2013 and 2009, respectively, and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Cornell College in 2007.