Kevin Ponto


A computer scientist, Kevin Ponto is Assistant Professor in the Department of Design Studies and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After receiving his PhD in Computer Science Engineering from the University of California-San Diego in 2010, Ponto received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (2010-2012). This research appointment was supported in part by the National Library of Medicine Award. In 2011, he was also an instructor in the Department of Computer Sciences. Through journal articles, book chapters, invited speaking engagements, and conference presentations Ponto has demonstrated and shared his expertise in visualization. This includes, for example, his presentation “Rethinking 3D” at the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine Seminar in 2012 and a recent co-authored (with M. Gleicher, R. Radwin, and H.J. Shin) journal article, “Perception Calibration for Immersive Display Environments,” published in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (2013). As a team member of Project Arclight, Ponto will lend his expertise to help design and program data visualization alongside Carrie Roy at the UW-Madison.