Dr. Chris North is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. There, he directs the GigaPixel Display Laboratory and is a member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000. His research is in the areas of human-computer interaction, information visualization, visual analytics, large high-resolution displays, and visualization evaluation methods. He is currently the papers co-chair for IEEE VAST 2013.