Nicole Sultanum

Senior Research Staff

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Nicole Sultanum is a senior research staff member at Tableau Research. Her research spans text visualization, visual sensemaking, and human-data interaction, areas that have been applied to a range of domain-specific fields from medicine and engineering to journalism and arts.

Nicole holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining Tableau, she worked as a research software engineer at IBM Research, as well as a research intern at Microsoft Research, Adobe Research, and Autodesk Research.

A full list of publications can be found on Google Scholar.


  • Human-data interaction
  • Text Visualization