Dietmar Offenhuber is Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the departments of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Art + Design, where he heads the MFA program in Information Design and Visualization.
He holds a PhD in Urban Planning from MIT, and degrees from the MIT Media Lab and UT Vienna. His research focuses on the role of data representations in urban governance and civic discourse. Dietmar published books on the subjects of Urban Data, Accountability Technologies and Urban Informatics. His artistic work has been exhibited internationally in venues including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance and the Hong Kong International Film Festival. His awards include the first price in the NSF Visualization Challenge, the MIT DUSP Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Paper of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association, the Jury Award at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, the Art Directors Club Silver Award, and awards from File São Paulo, Ars Electronica and Transmediale.