Tochukwu  Okoro

Tochukwu Okoro

Scholar Title

MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Interaction Data Visualization for Everyone on the Web




David R. Karger


The project aims to help programmers and non-programmers alike create interactive data visualizations for the web. This is accomplished through Exhibit, an open source JavaScript library that abstracts away some of the challenging aspects of creating data visualizations. Exhibit features advanced text search and filtering functionalities, with interactive maps, timelines, and other visualizations. It has served several million page views. The SuperUROP will include extending Exhibit to support new types of visualizations and/or new visualization frameworks, allowing Exhibit to interface with ubiquitous web platforms, and exploring new applications for Exhibit concerning how people manage and represent information.


I have been able to gain relevant experience through my past internship at Groupon working on a data synchronization system. I have also held a previous research position at MIT Systems Engineering Advancement Research Lab for which I was responsible for implementing user interfaces for an interactive game.

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