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I am an assisstant professor at Arizona State University in the School of Computing, Informatics, & Decision Systems (CIDSE), joining fall 2018. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis under the direction of Dr. Kwan-Liu Ma. My primary research is in the areas of information visualization and human-computer interaction.

Recruiting  👀
I am currently considering highly motivated PhD students interested in visualization and applied visual analytics research. Specific topics include:
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Data Storytelling
  • Data Analysis
  • Explainable Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Perception and Cognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Data Privacy and Security

Selected Projects

Customized privacy preservation in graph networks using interactive data mining.
Chart Constellations
Handoff review and analysis of data stories via dimensionality reduction.
Using NLP and topic modeling to automatically summarize group discussions.
Navigable Videos
Directed VR for scientific storytelling using Google Cardboard HMDs.
Synteny Explorer
Active learning for evolutionary genomics using interactive visualization.
Temporal Summary Images (TSIs) are a framework for creating storytelling charts from complex, multidimensional datasets.

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