Leilani Battle

Visiting Assistant Professor
5148 Iribe Center
(301) 405-8412
Ph.D., MIT (Computer Science)

Leilani Battle is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. As of July 1, 2021, she has relocated to Washington University.

Her research interests focus on developing interactive data-intensive systems that can aid analysts in performing complex data exploration and analysis.

Battle’s current research is anchored in the field of databases, but utilizes research methodology and techniques from human-computer interaction (HCI) and visualization to integrate data processing (databases) with interactive interfaces (HCI, visualization). She often collaborates with scientists, programmers and data analysts to both design and evaluate new visual exploration and analysis systems.

Battle has served on the program committee for several workshops and conferences including DSIA, HILDA, BigVis, LDAV, VISSOFT. She is co-chair for DSIA 2018 and HILDA 2019, premier workshops for research at the intersection of databases, visualization and machine learning. Battle has also served on an NSF Review Panel.

She received her doctorate in computer science from MIT in 2017.

Battle completed a postdoctoral research position in the Interactive Data Lab at the University of Washington in 2017. She served as a research intern at Microsoft Research in 2014 and as a technical intern at Telenav R&D in 2012. Battle is also an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient.

Go here to view Battle’s academic publications.