We believe working with data doesn't need to be complex, and making sense of data doesn't need to wait. With our expertise in visual data analytics, we deliver solutions that help our clients capture the meaning and power of their data. We create elegant applications that answer big questions from datasets of many sizes and types. From our office at Washington DC area, and with our team of associates and advisors, we are honored to work with clients from around the world.
Adil leads technical, design, analytics, and consulting services. He founded Keshif after completing his PhD in Computer Science in University of Maryland as a member of its renowned Human Computer Interaction Lab. In his research, he created the basis of Keshif as the next-generation data exploration tool for all to understand data with the least effort. He is passionate about providing refined, effective, principled, and human-driven solutions, as opposed to complex tools with complex processes that increase barriers to effectively analyze data. His academic work in data analysis has been published and cited in various books, proceedings, and journals.
Behar leads the business development, growth, operations, planning, and client relations. He applies his background in technology, public policy, and security into new development opportunities for Keshif. A native of Kosovo, Behar has previously lead innovation, data analytics, program development, and policy programing for various governmental, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations in Washington DC, Dhaka, New York, Lagos and Prishtina. He is also a founding member of Germin, an organization working with diasporas and civic technology in the Western Balkans. Behar is a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Earlham College.
Niklas Elmqvist is a full professor in the iSchool (College of Information Studies) at University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Ph.D. in computer science in 2006 from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. Prior to joining University of Maryland, he was an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Since 2016, he is the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) at University of Maryland, one of the oldest and most well-known HCI research labs in the country. His research area is information visualization, human-computer interaction, and visual analytics.
He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award as well as best paper awards from the IEEE Information Visualization conference, the ACM CHI conference, the International Journal of Virtual Reality, and the ASME IDETC/CIE conference. He was papers co-chair for IEEE InfoVis 2016 and 2017. He is also associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, and the Information Visualization journal, and co-editor of the Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lectures on Visualization. His research has been funded by both federal agencies such as NSF, NIH, and DHS as well as by companies such as Google, NVIDIA, and Microsoft. He is also the recipient of the Purdue Student Government Graduate Mentoring Award (2014), the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award (2012), and the Purdue ECE Chicago Alumni New Faculty award (2010).
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