Stephanie Zeller

Stephanie Zeller

Research Engineering/Scientist Professional (part-time)

Scalable Visualization Technologies, Visualization Interfaces & Applications

Stephanie Zeller is a scientific visualization, communication, and storytelling researcher at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and The University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research interests include data physicalization and visceralization, innovative and interactive data-based storytelling techniques, color theory in visualization, and interdisciplinary approaches to science communication, including intersectional feminism, community organizing and literature humanities. Zeller's recent work has focused on improved colormapping methodologies for largescale and multivariate climate data and place-based climate visualization for public audiences.

Prior to joining the TACC team, Zeller worked as a researcher for Los Alamos National Labs and in communications for NASA's Johnson Space Center, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Texas Health Journal, and others. Her research has been featured at the American Geophysical Union and PEARC annual conferences, on the cover of IEEE Xplore Magazine, and highlights of her writing and graphics work include AGU's Eos magazine, numerous NASA channels, the Texas Health Journal, Apple Podcasts, StarDate Magazine and Radio, GetUsPPE and others.

In her free time, Zeller volunteers for non-profit pandemic response organization GetUsPPE as a data visualization and public relations strategist, paints, hikes, and plays soccer. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art, a B.S. in Public Relations, and minors in Spanish and Business from the University of Texas at Austin.

Areas of Research

  • Scientific Data Visualization

Current Projects

  • Color, Data Physicalization, Storytelling, Science Communication


B.S., Public Relations

University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Studio Art

University of Texas at Austin

Certificate, Business

University of Texas at Austin

Minor, Spanish

University of Texas at Austin