|Alma mater||Paris-Sud 11 University (PhD)|
|Fields||Computer science (human–computer interaction, Information Visualization)|
|Doctoral advisor||Michel Beaudouin-Lafon|
Jean-Daniel Fekete is a French computer scientist working in the fields of information visualization and human–computer interaction. As an undergraduate student he worked at the fr: Centre mondial informatique et ressource humaine. He received his PhD from the Paris-Sud 11 University in 1996. He obtained his Habilitation in 2005, entitled "Nouvelle génération d'Interfaces Homme-Machine pour mieux agir et mieux comprendre" (New generation of Human Machine Interfaces for better interacting and understanding) at Université Paris-Sud 11. The jury was Joëlle Coutaz (Prof. Université de Grenoble II), Saul Greenberg (Prof. Université de Calgary, Canada), Ben Shneiderman (Prof. University of Maryland, USA), Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (Prof. Université Paris-Sud 11), Jean-Gabriel Ganascia (Prof. Université Paris VI), Guy Mélançon (Prof. Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3|Université Montpellier III) and Claude Puech (Prof. Université Grenoble I). He is currently Senior Researcher at INRIA and the founding and current director of the AVIZ group since 2007.
He developed the Infovis Toolkit which is a Java toolkit to facilitated the design of information visualization interfaces.
From August 2001, to August 2002 he is visiting scientist at the University of Maryland Human – Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL), which he previously visited (July to August 1998) to develop "Excentric Labeling" along with Catherine Plaisant as an efficient technique to display height density of labels on maps.
From 2009 to 2012 Jean-Daniel Fekete was the president of l'AFIHM, the French national equivalent of Association for Computing Machinery SIGCHI. He has served as IEEE InfoVis Paper Co-Chair (2009–2010) and Conference Chair (2011). He was the general chair of the IEEE VisWeek 2014 conference (Paris, France).
- , AVIZ group webpages.
- , Fekete, J-D 2004. The InfoVis Toolkit. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 04), pages 167–174, Austin, TX, October 2004. IEEE Press
- , Fekete, J-D, Plaisant, C. 1998. Excentric labeling: dynamic neighborhood labeling for data visualization. In Proceedings of CHI '99 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing system (CHI 98), pages 512–519. ACM.
- , AFIHM's website (in french).