Jamie Waese is a data visualization and UX design researcher, practitioner and teacher. He is currently the Senior Manager of TD Bank’s Data Visualization Lab in the department of Enterprise Advanced Analytics. He has a PhD from the University of Toronto, where he built visual analytics tools to help biology researchers interact with their data. He also has an MFA from the University of Southern California‘s School of Cinematic Arts. He teaches digital media and design at Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media.
Before becoming a data scientist, Jamie spent twenty years working in the entertainment industry. As a production executive he oversaw 250 hours of film and television for Walt Disney Television Animation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Cookie Jar Entertainment. As an independent producer, he created, wrote, directed and produced close to 100 hours of children’s television.