I am a Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL). I received my Ph.D at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, where my supervisor was Dr. Ravin Balakrishnan. I was affiliated with the Dynamic Graphic Project (DGP) lab during my Ph.D study. Before coming to University of Toronto, I received my B.Eng (with honour) at the College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, where I was also affiliated with the Chu Kochen Honors College.
My research interests, broadly, are Information Visualization (InfoVis) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). I develop advanced interactive visualizations that promote the interplay of human, machine, and data. I design both exploratory and explanatory visualizations that leverage or support complex analytical processes and models, tightly integrating users' flexibility and creativity with the scalability of algorithms and machine learning. I primarily focus on the design, development, and evaluation of visualization techniques to support the general data science workflow: from initial exploratory analysis (e.g., EgoLines, and ChronoLenses), then to model curation and inspection (e.g., FluxFlow and DAViewer), and finally to insight communication and dissemination (e.g., KTGraph).