2014 Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Brown University
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Dissertation: Mechanism Domains in Causal Reasoning

2013 M.S. in Computer Science, Brown University
Department of Computer Science
Thesis: Graphical Text Editing

2008 B.S. Eng. in Computer Engineering, University of Florida
College of Computer Information Science and Engineering
Thesis: A centering theory algorithm for anaphora resolution

Industry Experience

4/2015 - Present Head of Design, Tamr

2019 - Present Advisor, Sigma Surgical

2018 - Present Advisor, Stack Education

2017 - Present Advisor, Empirical (Acquired by Tableau)

2015 - Present Instructor, The Startup Institute

7/2014 - 4/2015 Senior UX Architect & Product Manager, Tamr

2012 - Present Independent Consultant

2012 - Present Independent Developer

2012 - 2014 Co-Founding Consultant, DataScale Consulting

2007 Data Engineer, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

2001, 2001 Software Engineering Intern, Kennedy Space Center, NASA

Invited Talks

2018 Designing Software Tools, Information Design & Corporate Communication, Bentley University (January 17)
2018 Tamr Steward: The First Issue Tracker Designed for Data, Slalom Boston (January 16)
2017 SpaceTimer: The Intelligent Use of Space for Timing Tasks, CocoaHeads Boston (July 13)
2017 ThoughtLog Demonstration at WordHack in NYC. Substitute presentation given by Vi Khi Nao (March 16)
2014 Causality in User Interfaces, Aptima, Inc. (June 13)
2014 Designing User Interactions, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Spring)
In prep Clever Hans and Bias in User Experience Research, Pivotal Labs
2013 Demonstration of a Zoomable User Interface (ZUI) for Text Editing, BostonCHI Labs (Spring)
2013 Graphical Methods for Text Manipulation, Literary Arts Department, Brown University (Spring)


Hadzhiracheva, M., (July 22nd, 2016). Here’s what it takes to get hired as a junior UX designer. Retrieved from

Goldin, G., Zicari, R. (November 16th, 2015). On Dark Data. Interview with Gideon Goldin. Retrieved from

Goldin, G., Darlow, A. (April 22nd, 2013). TurkGate. Experimental Turk. Retrieved from

Honors & Awards

April 2017 Student’s Choice Award, The Startup Institute
August 2016 Founder’s Award, Tamr
April 2016 Student’s Choice Award, The Startup Institute
2009 - 2010 Research Award, Brown Institute for Brain Science, Brown University
2008 - 2009 First-Year Fellowship, Brown University
2003 - 2008 Florida Academic Scholar, University of Florida
2003 - 2008 Dean’s List, University of Florida


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Conference Proceedings

Darlow, A., Goldin, G., & Sloman, S. (2014, April). Causal interactions. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1655-1664). ACM.

Darlow, A., & Goldin, G. (2011, May). Causal temporal order in HCI. In CHI'11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2389-2394). ACM.

Refereed Journal Articles

Goldin, G., van‘t Wout, M., Sloman, S. A., Evans, D. W., Greenberg, B. D., & Rasmussen, S. A. (2013). Risk judgment in Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder: Testing a dual-systems account. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2(4), 406-411.

Evans, A. M., Dillon, K. D., Goldin, G., & Krueger, J. I. (2011). Trust and self-control: The moderating role of the default. Judgment and Decision Making, 6(7), 697.

Book Reviews

Krueger, J. I., Evans, A. M., & Goldin, G. (2011). The tangled web of rationality. Review of Rational choice in an uncertain world: The psychology of judgment and decision making by R. Hastie & R. M. Dawes. American Journal of Psychology, 124(2), 247–251.

Web-Based Publications

Goldin, G. (December 22th, 2018). Data visualizations for text: How to show the process of writing. Towards Data Science. Retrieved from

Goldin, G. (November 27th, 2018). Data visualizations for text: How to show the process of writing. Towards Data Science. Retrieved from

Krueger, J. I., Goldin, G., Chen, L. (April 7th, 2012). Anchoring Base Rates. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Krueger, J. I., Goldin, G., Chen, L. (February 7th, 2012). Friends with Personalities. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Krueger, J. I., Evans, A., Goldin, G. (June 18th, 2010). Reason and emotion: A note on Plato, Darwin, and Damasio. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Manuscripts in Preparation

Goldin., G. Mechanism Domains in Causal Reasoning.

Other Publications

Goldin, G. (2016). Visualize Data Analytics. In S. Cutt (Ed.), Getting Analytics Right (pp. 1-9), Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly.

Academic Software

Goldin, G., & Darlow, A. (2013). TurkGate (Version 0.4.0) [Software].


Roth, S., Ilyas, I., Bruckner, D., Goldin, G. (2018). Generating and Reusing Transformations for Evolving Schema Mapping. U.S. Patent. Filed July 18, 2018. Patent Pending.

Conference Presentations

Goldin, G., Aggarwal, N. (2015). Data cataloging. Talk presented at Big Data Innovation Summit, Boston, MA.

Goldin, G., Aggarwal, N., Meisner, D. (2015). Do you know where your data is? Talk presented at Strata + Hadoop World, San Francisco, CA.

Sloman S. A., Fernbach, P. M., Fox, C. R., Rogers, T., Ho, M. K., Walters, D., Goldin, G., Han, J. (2014). Opening minds by exposing the illusion of understanding. Poster presented at the Intellectual Humility Project Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Goldin, G., Sloman, S. A., Fernbach, P. M., Morley, N. (2012). Two Systems of Thinking Underlie Preferences. Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MI.

Goldin, G., van ‘t Wout, M., Sloman, S. A., Evans, D. W., Mancebo, M. C., Greenberg, B. D., Rasmussen, S. A. (2011). An inhibitory model of reasoning about risk and morality: Evidence from patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Research Symposium on Mental Health Sciences, Providence, RI.

Evans, A. M., Krueger, J. I., Dillon, K., & Goldin, G., (2010). Trust depends on self-control and the default. Paper presented at the 2010 Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.


2014 Aurature - Recordings (Experiments in electronic writing by Professor John Cayley), Ada Books, Providence, RI (December 6)

2013 Shebang (Networked phone installation with Mark Ho), Complexity Art Exhibition, AS220 Galleries (September)

Teaching Experience

Guest Lectures

Rapid Prototyping, Bentley University (May 3, 2017)
Intro to Art in Computing for Humanities and Social Sciences, Brown University (Sprint 2013)
Intro to Digital Design for Building a Better Mouse Trap, Brown University (Summer 2011)

The Startup Institute, Full-Day Courses

Strategic Innovation, Design Ethics & Universal Design (Fall 2017)
Data Visualization (Spring 2017, Fall 2015)
Navigation & Flow (Sprint 2017)
Introduction to UX & Human-Centered Design (Fall 2017)
Rapid Prototyping & Usability Testing (Spring 2016)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Independent Activities Period

Data Visualization: The Why, When, and How of Effectively Communicating Data. (Jan 2015)

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Adjunct Professorship

The Theory & Practice of Visualizing Data (Spring 2014)

Brown University, Teaching Assistantships

Laboratory in Social Cognition (Spring 2012)
Approaches to the Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science (Fall 2011, Fall 2009)
Introduction to Human Cognition (Spring 2010)

Teacher Training

2017 Teaching Best practices workshop, The Startup Institute (June 14)
2012 Teaching Certificate I, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University

Research Experience

Research Assistantships

Sloman Laboratory, Brown University (Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2011)
Butler Hospital (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
Language & Cognition Laboratory, University of Florida (Summer 2007)
High-Performance Computing & Simulation Laboratory, University of Florida (Fall 2006)

Professional Affiliations

InVision Design Leadership Forum (2019 - Present)
User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA; 2014 - Present)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM; 2012 - Present)
American Psychological Association (APA; 2012 - Present)
BostonCHI (2012 - Present)
Creative Scholars Project, Brown University (2012 - 2014)

Institutional Service

Mentor, UXPA (2015)
Graduate Student Representative, Brown University (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
Leader, Human-Computer Interaction Reading Group, Brown University (Fall 2009)


Christie Smith
Chief Operating Officer of Sigma Surgical
Boxboro, MA

Nathan Sportsman
CEO & CTO of Praetorian
98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 410-0350

John Cayley
Professor of Literary Arts
Brown University Box 1923
68 and a half, Brown St
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-3966
Office: 70 Brown St, Room 230