Hi, I am


I am a PhD student in Computer Science at Northwestern University, advised by Professor Jessica Hullman. Previously, I have worked as a researcher at the University of Michigan School of Information, advised by Professor Matthew Kay.

I am interested in studying how people interpret visualizations, and how visualizations can be used for improving statistical analysis or reporting statistical results.



Prior Setting In Practice: Strategies and rationales used in choosing prior distributions for Bayesian analysis
Abhraneel Sarma and Matthew Kay
ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2020 ● PDFGITHUB

Increasing the transparency of research papers with Explorable Multiverse Analyses
Pierre Dragicevic, Yvonne Jansen, Abhraneel Sarma, Matthew Kay, and Fanny Chevalier
ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2019 ● PDFGITHUB


The Effect of Explanatory Narratives and Exploratory Interactivity on learning through recall
Abhraneel Sarma and Matthew Kay

Visualizing Inter-generational Wealth Mobility and Racial Inequality
Involved in developing the visualization (D3.js and reGL) and exploratory statistical modelling of the data.