Dr. Maria Velez-Rojas is a Senior Research Engineer with CA Labs, based in San Francisco, California. She joined CA Labs in 2010. Her current research focus is on the design of usable and efficient visualization techniques of complex Information Technology environments.
In addition to her research in visualization, Maria is working in the evaluation of technologies for the efficient processing of data base transactions. She is also directing human factors research aspects in projects related to usable security.
Maria received a Master of Science and a Ph.D degree in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Her Ph.D dissertation was in the development of training methods that help individuals gain basic comprehension strategies and analytic skills for the efficient use of data visualizations.