I'm currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge in the Computer Laboratory, working under the supervision of Prof. Alan Blackwell and PD Dr. Detlef Nauck .

I finished the MPhil degree (Pass with Distinction) in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 2015, and before that, I graduated from the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, first of my year.

My current work focuses on building tools for creating dynamic data visualisations aimed at end user programmers.


  • Clarifying hypotheses by sketching data Mariana Mărășoiu, Alan Blackwell, Advait Sarkar and Martin Spott Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2016) Short Papers, in press PDFBibTeX
  • An empirical investigation of code completion usage by professional software developers Mariana Mărășoiu, Luke Church, and Alan Blackwell Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2015), 71–82, July 2015 PDFBibTeX


  • Sketching visualisations in the absence of data Mariana Mărășoiu Oxbridge Women In Computer Science Conference 2016, March 2016


  • Facilitating analytical conversations in the absence of data through visualizations Mariana Mărășoiu Workshop on Visual and Cognitive Analytics The 35th Annual International Conference of the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI-2015), December 2015