Wenwen Dou is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests include Visual Analytics, Information Visualization, and Text Mining. Her research lies at the intersection of interactive visualization and text mining, with the specific area referred to as Visual Text Analytics. She has conducted extensive research on interactive visual analysis of large text corpora, in particular with focus on temporal analysis and event extraction. Dou has worked with various analytics domains in reducing information overload and providing interactive visual means to analyzing unstructured information. She has experience in turning cutting-edge research into technologies that have broad societal impacts, partially demonstrated by supports from both academic and industry partners, including the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US Army Research Office, US Special Operations Command, US Army Engineering Research and Development Center, and Lowe’s company Inc.