Cecilia R. Aragon has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, visualization, visual analytics, image processing, and machine learning. Dr. Aragon has an interdisciplinary background, including over 15 years of software development experience in industry and NASA, and a three-year stint as the founder and CEO of a small company. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2004. She earned her B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. She has received many awards for her research, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and four Best Paper awards since 2004. She was recently named one of the Top 25 Women of 2009 by Hispanic Business Magazine.