David Gotz

Associate Professor,
School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
Assistant Director,
Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP)
Manning Hall, Room 206


Expertise and Interests:
Visualization and visual analytics, data analysis, data science, health informatics.

B.S. (Computer Science), Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. (Computer Science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David Gotz is an Associate Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS).  Dr. Gotz leads the Visual Analysis and Communications Lab (VACLab) where he conducts research related to the study and development of visual methods for information analysis and communication.  He also serves as the Assistant Director for the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP), and is an Associate Member at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Dr. Gotz was also named a 2015 Data Fellow by the National Consortium for Data Science.
Prior to joining SILS, Dr. Gotz was a research scientist at the T.J. Watson Research Center at IBM Research.  In his final years at IBM, Dr. Gotz was part of the Healthcare Systems and Analytics Research Department.  He also spent several years working in the Intelligent Information Interaction Department which he joined immediately after earning his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2005.  Dr. Gotz earned his MS in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001, and graduated with highest honors from Georgia Tech in 1999 with a BS in Computer Science and a certificate in Economics.

Courses Regularly Taught:
INLS 560: Programming for Information Professionals
​INLS 582: Systems Analysis
​INLS 690-224: Visual Analytics

Selected Publications, Papers, Presentations

Awards and Recognition:
2015 Data Fellow, named by National Consortium for Data Science

2013 IBM Research Accomplishment Awards

2012 IBM Research Accomplishment Awards