About Nathan


My name is Nathan Yau, and I'm the one writing for FlowingData. I'm a stat Ph.D. from UCLA, and I'm a statistician. More specifically, I'm most interested in:

  1. Data for non-professionals
  2. Information design
  3. Self-surveillance

In a nutshell, I want to make data available and useful to those who aren't necessarily data experts; I think visualization plays a major role in this.

Here are some of my random experiments with both print and interactive stuff. I've also written a couple of books.

When I'm not playing with data, I'm usually cooking, eating, brewing beer, cycling, watching basketball, or hanging out with my wife.

Unless otherwise noted, graphics and words by me are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC. Contact original authors for everything else.