Enrico Bertini is an associate professor at Northeastern University, holding a joint appointment with the College of Arts, Media, and Design and Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Bertini works on data visualization interfaces to help people make sense of the world through data. In recent years, his work has focused on the use of visual interfaces to explore, validate, and understand machine learning models and systems. His research also aims to advance the theoretical and empirical understanding of how people extract information and meaning from visual representations.
In 2006, Bertini earned a doctorate in computer engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza, in his hometown of Rome. Between 2006-2012, he was a research scientist at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In 2012, he joined the NYU School of Engineering as an assistant professor; he was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2018. Bertini is the co-host of Data Stories, a popular podcast series that discusses the role of data in everyday life.