Martin Wattenberg is a researcher at IBM whose work focuses on visual explorations of culturally significant data. His algorithmic approach is informed by his background in mathematics. Wattenberg is equally known for his scientific and applied work in the field of information visualization, and for his information-based digital artwork. In his work, the mathematical underpinnings of a computer program are not simply tools used to create art; they are the core of the artworks themselves. Technology Review recently named him "one of the world's 100 top young innovators."

Wattenberg's artwork has been exhibited at The London Institute of Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Ars Electronica, The New Museum, and at galleries and festivals internationally. Commissions include The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, The NASA Art Program, Ars Electronica, New Radio and Performing Arts, and The Walker Art Center.

His projects have been honored by the Columbia Journalism School Online Journalism Award and the National Magazine Award (with, the ID Magazine Interactive Media Design Review, the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, and the Graz Biennale of Media and Architecture (with Marek Walczak).

Wattenberg received his Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, M.S. from Stanford University, and A.B. from Brown University.