Alberto Cairo is a journalist and visualization designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM). He is the author of several books about visualization, such as ‘How Charts Lie’ (2019) and ‘The Truthful Art’ (2016).
Cairo is also the director of the visualization program at UM’s Center for Computational Science. He has been head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil.
Cairo currently consults with companies and institutions like Google and the Congressional Budget Office, and has provided visualization training to the European Union, Eurostat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Army National Guard, and many others. He lives in Miami, Florida.