SOURCE: Trifacta


October 02, 2014 15:53 ET

Trifacta's Jeffrey Heer Selected as a Recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery Award

Trifacta CXO and Head of Interactive Data Lab at University of Washington Recognized for His Continued Contribution to Data Science and Awarded $1.5m for Continued Research

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - Trifacta, a Data Transformation Platform provider, today announced that Trifacta CXO, Jeffrey Heer, was selected as a recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award presented by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation will provide 14 select scientists from academic institutions each with $1.5 million over a five-year period to catalyze new data-driven scientific discoveries. In addition to his work with Trifacta, Heer is the head of Interactive Data Lab at University of Washington and one of the key individuals behind visualization projects like D3.js, Protovis and Prefuse.

"I'm honored to be selected as a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery. I owe thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for their generous support of data science research and to the outstanding teams I have the pleasure of working with both at Trifacta and at the University of Washington," said Jeffrey Heer, CXO of Trifacta.

The Moore Investigator Awards are part of a $60 million, five-year Data Driven Discovery Initiative within the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science Program. The initiative -- one of the largest privately funded data scientist programs of its kind, is committed to enabling new types of scientific breakthroughs by supporting interdisciplinary, data-driven researchers. Last year, the Moore Foundation announced an ambitious collaboration with three universities and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to create dedicated data science environments.

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About Trifacta
Trifacta, the pioneer in data transformation, significantly enhances the value of an enterprise's big data by enabling users to easily transform raw, complex data into clean and structured formats for analysis. Leveraging decades of innovative work in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning, Trifacta's unique technology creates a partnership between user and machine, with each side learning from the other and becoming smarter with experience. Trifacta is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Ignition Partners.

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation believes in bold ideas that create enduring impact in the areas of science, environmental conservation and patient care. Intel co-founder Gordon and his wife Betty established the foundation to create positive change around the world and at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Science looks for opportunities to transform -- or even create -- entire fields by investing in early-stage research, emerging fields and top research scientists. Our environmental conservation efforts promote sustainability, protect critical ecological systems and align conservation needs with human development. Patient care focuses on eliminating preventable harms and unnecessary healthcare costs through meaningful engagement of patients and their families in a supportive, redesigned healthcare system. Visit us at or follow @MooreScientific.

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