Jane Hoffswell

Research Scientist


Jane is a research scientist at Adobe, specializing in visualization and human-computer interaction (HCI). Her research explores the design of new interactive systems and programming languages that help people better author, understand, and reuse both code and data. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2020, where she was advised by Prof. Jeffrey Heer as part of the Interactive Data Lab. Before that, she graduated fromĀ Harvey Mudd College in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science.

For an up-to-date list of publications, please refer to her personal website.


Cicero: A Declarative Grammar for Responsive Visualization

Kim, H., Rossi, R., Du, F., Koh, E., Guo, S., Hullman, J., Hoffswell, J. (May. 2, 2022)

ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Techniques for Flexible Responsive Visualization Design

Hoffswell, J., Li, W., Liu, L. (Apr. 27, 2020)

Best Paper

ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Interactive Repair of Tables Extracted from PDF Documents on Mobile Devices

Hoffswell, J., Liu, L. (May. 2, 2019)

ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)