Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami (UM), and director of the visualization program of UM's Center for Computational Science. He teaches courses on visualization and infographics for effective communication. He also works as an independent data visualization consultant for companies such as Google and Microsoft.

Cairo's latest book is "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information", published by W.W. Norton in October 2019. Previously he wrote "The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization" (Peachpit Press, 2012), and "The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication" (Peachpit Press, 2016)

Cairo has taught in more than 30 countries in the past 20 years, and has extensive experience as a manager of visualization and infographics teams in news organizations in Spain, Brazil, and the United States.

Cairo's website is and his Twitter handle is @albertocairo

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