Adil is the founder and CEO of Keshif, LLC and leads its technical, design, analytics, and consulting services. He founded the company after completing his PhD in Computer Science in University of Maryland as a member of its renowned Human Computer Interaction Lab. In his research, he created the basis of Keshif as the next-generation data exploration tool for all to understand data with the least effort. He is passionate about providing refined, effective, principled, and human-driven solutions, as opposed to complex tools with complex processes that increase barriers to effectively analyze data. His academic work in data analysis has been published and cited in various books, proceedings, and journals.
Behar is the COO of Keshif, LLC and leads the business development, growth, operations, planning, and client relations. He applies his background in technology, public policy, and security into new development opportunities for Keshif. A native of Kosovo, Behar has previously lead innovation, data analytics, program development, and policy programing for various governmental, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations in Washington DC, Dhaka, New York, Lagos and Prishtina. He is also a founding member of Germin, an organization working with diasporas and civic technology in the Western Balkans. Behar is a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Earlham College.
Niklas Elmqvist has published over a hundred academic papers in information visualization, human-computer interaction, and visual analytics, and received multiple best-paper awards from the IEEE InfoVis Conferences, the International Journal of Virtual Reality, and the ASME IDETC/CIE conference. At the University of Maryland, he is an associate professor in the iSchool, and the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL), one of the oldest and most well-known HCI research labs. He received his Ph.D. from Chalmers University, and has conducted research at Georgia Institute of Technology, INRIA, and Microsoft Research. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award. His research has been funded by federal agencies and companies.