Donald Bertucci

I am a junior at Oregon State University studying Computer Science and Mathematics.

I focus on creating user interfaces to visualize machine learning models and data.

I'm deeply interested in how and why behavior emerges from complex networks: both in computer science and in life.


2020 – Present

B.S. Computer Science

Oregon State University
Degree focus on Artificial Intelligence
Minor in Mathematics


Summer 2023

Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Data Interaction Group (DIG)
See you in Pittsburgh!
Sep. 2022 – Present

Carnegie Mellon University

Research Assistant, CMU Data Interaction Group (DIG)
Developing human-centered ways to evaluate Machine Learning model behavior within Zeno [_]. Enabling linked visualizations at scale with FalconVis [_].
Summer 2022

Carnegie Mellon University

REU Intern, HCII Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Developed a user interface to interactively discover unwanted behavior in neural networks [_].
Advised by Ángel Alexander Cabrera and Adam Perer . Hosted by the Data Interaction Group (DIG) .
Aug. 2021 – Aug. 2022

Oregon State University

Research Assistant, Data Interaction and Visualization (DIV) Lab
Developed user interfaces to visualize large data and interpret machine learning models [_, _]. Advised by Minsuk Kahng .
Summer 2021

Oregon State University

EECS REU Summer Cohort
Summer entirely focused on improving science communication skills in research. Presented, improved, and presented again (and repeat) for EECS faculty and students. Program led by Alan Fern .
Feb. 2021 – May 2021

Oregon State University

REU Intern, URSA Engage Research Program
Developed interactive interfaces to visualize difficult concepts in learned neural networks [_, _]. Advised by Minsuk Kahng .




Zeno: An Interactive Framework for Behavioral Evaluation of Machine Learning

Ángel Alexander Cabrera , Erica Fu , Donald Bertucci , Kenneth Holstein , Ameet Talwalkar , Jason I. Hong , Adam Perer
ACM Conference on Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Hamburg, Germany, 2023.

DendroMap: Visual Exploration of Large-Scale Image Datasets for Machine Learning with Treemaps

Donald Bertucci , Md Montaser Hamid , Yashwanthi Anand , Anita Ruangrotsakun , Delyar Tabatabai ,
Melissa Perez , Minsuk Kahng
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VIS 2022). Oklahoma City, OK

Beyond Value: CHECKLIST for Testing Inferences in Planning-Based Reinforcement Learning

Kin-Ho Lam , Delyar Tabatabai , Jed Irvine , Donald Bertucci , Anita Ruangrotsakun , Minsuk Kahng , Alan Fern
32nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2022).



Backprop Explainer: Interactive Explanation of Backpropagation in Neural Network Training

Donald Bertucci , Minsuk Kahng
Workshop on Visualization for AI Explainability (VISxAI, IEEE VIS 2021).

An Interactive Introduction to Autoencoders

Donald Bertucci
Workshop on Visualization for AI Explainability (VISxAI, IEEE VIS 2021).



FalconVis: A Library to Cross-Filter Billions of Data Entries for Linked Visualizations

Donald Bertucci , Dominik Moritz
JavaScript Library (2023)

Mirror: Interactive Discovery of Blindspots in Machine Learning Models

Donald Bertucci , Ángel Alexander Cabrera , Nari Johnson , Gregory Plumb , Erica Fu , Adam Perer
Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) Summer Research Showcase (2022). Pittsburgh, PA



  • Dendromap (C2 ) at the Visualization Conference (IEEE VIS 2022 in Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Backprop Explainer (W2 ) at workshop on Visualization for AI Explainability (VISxAI, IEEE VIS 2021)
  • Backprop Explainer (W2 ) at Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE 2021 at Oregon State University)
  • Backprop Explainer (W2 ) at EECS Undergraduate Summer Cohort (Oregon State University)


  • Member of Program Committee for IEEE VIS 2022 VISxAI workshop


Dr. Minsuk Kahng – Research Scientist

People + AI Research (PAIR)
Google Research

Dr. Adam Perer – Assistant Professor

Data Interaction Group (CMU DIG)
Carnegie Mellon University

Alex Cabrera – PhD Student

Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII)
Carnegie Mellon University