Alberto Cairo

He is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is also Director of the Visualization Program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He teaches courses on infographics and Data Visualisation. Mr. Cairo is the author of the books Infografía 2.0: Visualización interactiva de información en prensa (Alamut, Spain, 2008) and The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization, published in 2012 by PeachPit Press, a division of Pearson Education. Peachpit will launch his next book, The Truthful Art, in March 2016. He organised the first journalism Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ever produced in the world, in collaboration with the Knight Center at the University of Texas. He was the director for Infographics and Multimedia at Editora Globo, the magazine division of the biggest media group in Brazil, where he acted as an executive editor for the weekly news magazine Época, and as an internal consultant for the other 12 publications of the group. He has also been an assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He was the James H. Schumaker Term Assistant Professor. He led the creation of the Interactive Infographics Department at El Mundo (Spain). His team won more Malofiej and Society for News Design (SND) infographics international awards than any other news organisation worldwide. In the past decade, he has taught in more than twenty countries.