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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China. I am also the Programme Director of MSc Human-Computer Interaction. My research focuses on interactive visualization, human-computer interaction and computer graphics. I am particularly interested in 3D interaction techniques and HCI techniques through which we can fluidly express our intention in data exploration and explanation.

I received my PhD on Scientific Visualization and Interaction Techniques from the Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics group (SVCG), University of Groningen.


We are building a research lab and looking for highly creative and collaborative students. I also have positions for PhD students and research assistants. For students who are interested in doing projects related to Data Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Interface Design and Interaction Techniques Design, please feel free to send me an email.

December, 2021

Lixiang Zhao will start as my second PhD student, working on Spatial Interaction for Data Exploration.

October, 2021

Together with my collaborators from Zhejiang University, we will present three papers in IEEE VIS, “A Visualization Approach for Monitoring Order Processing in E-Commerce Warehouse“, “VideoModerator: A Risk-aware Framework for Multimodal Video Moderation in E-Commerce” and “GlyphCreator: Towards Automatic Generation of Example-based Circular Glyphs“.

July, 2021

In ChinaVis 2021 (Wuhan), we presented the paper “VeLight: A 3D Virtual Reality Tool for CT Based Anatomy Teaching and Training” and got “Excellent Work Award” for the Data Challenges. I gave a talk on “Interactive Visualization Techniques in VR and AR”.

June, 2021

He Wang started as my first PhD student, working on Interaction Techniques for Visual Storytelling.

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