A medium-skinned woman with a pixie cut wearing a gray mock turtleneck shirt and round eyeglasses with a black frame. Trees and other greenery are behind her.

Crystal Lee

I am a PhD student in the Science, Technology, and Society program at MIT, where I am also a member of the Visualization Group at CSAIL. My research focuses on critical cartography and information visualization, and I think a lot about sensory perception. In January 2018, I was a visiting research scientist at the European Commission. Before coming to MIT, I received a BA and MA from Stanford, where I wrote my thesis on visualizing history and early modern timelines.

Say hello at crystall@mit.edu or @crystaljjlee. Here is a current (ish) CV.


[last updated July 2019]