I am a senior researcher in the Data, Knowledge, Intelligence (DKI) Area at Microsoft Research Asia. My research lies in the intersection of Information Visualization (VIS), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Machine Learning (ML), and Data Science (DS). My work facilitates data storytelling, data-driven design, human-data interaction, and human-AI collaboration through an interdisciplinary approach with advanced AI techniques.
I obtained my Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the supervision of Prof. Huamin Qu and Prof. Qiong Luo. During my Ph.D. study, I visited Oxford University as a research scholar, hosted by Prof. Min Chen. Before that, I received my B.Eng. in Software Engineering from Fudan University and B.Sc. in Computer Science (Joint Degree) from University College Dublin.
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– Recent Publications –
– News –
July 2021 Invited Talk @ ChinaVis 2021: AI-Powered Design of Data Storytelling.
July 2021 Our paper, Multivision: Designing Analytical Dashboards with Deep Learning Based Recommendation and A Mixed-Initiative Approach to Reusing Infographic Charts is accepted by VIS 2021.
July 2021 Check out our survey on AI4VIS: Survey on Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Data Visualization, accepted by TVCG.
June 2021 Our technique InfoMotion, generating animations automatically from static infographics, is presented at EuroVis 2021.
May 2021 Our Technique LQ2 for automated suggesting of chart layout is presented at CHI 2021.
Nov 2020 Invited Talk @ ChinaVis 2020: (1) Recent Advances of AI for VIS. (2) AI-Powered Design of Visualizations and Infographics.
Oct 2020 We have 2 papers presented at IEEE VIS conference. (1) Chartem: Reviving Chart Images with Data Embedding and (2) Improving Engagement of Animated Visualization with Visual Foreshadowing.
Aug 2020 Invited Talks @ CAD&CG 2020: How to Conduct Research on Data Storytelling
Oct 2019 This year we have 6 papers presented at IEEE VIS conference. I presented three of them!
Jul 2019 Invited Talk @ ChinaVis 2019: Authoring and Assessing Visualizations for Data Storytelling.
Aug 2019 IEEE CG&A has published our viewpoints “An Emotional Response to the Value of Visualization”!
Aug 2019 Our research was featured the cover story of IEEE CG&A. Thanks Gary Singh for the interview!
– Media –
[MSRA News] Democratize Data Visualization | Automatic Generation of Visualization and Charts (Chinese Article)
[CG&A – Cover Story] Hungry for data (Interviewed by Gary Singh)
[MSRA News] CHI 2018 Conference Sharing   (Chinese)
[HKUST CSE Department – Research Updates] Data Edibilization (Chinese)
[HKUST CSE Department – News] Google Anita Borg Scholarship