Portrait of Yun Wang

Yun Wang

Senior Researcher


I am a 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 human-data interaction 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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– News –

19 Oct    This year we have 6 papers presented at IEEE VIS conference. I presented three of them!

19 Aug   IEEE CG&A has published our viewpoints “An Emotional Response to the Value of Visualization”!

19 Aug   Our research was featured the cover story of IEEE CG&A. Thanks Gary Singh for the interview!


– Recent Publications –



– Media –

[CG&A – Cover Story] Hungry for data (Interviewed by Gary Singh)

[MSRA News] CHI 2018 Conference Sharing [1] [2] (Chinese)

[HKUST CSE Department – Research Updates] Data Edibilization (Chinese)

[HKUST CSE Department – News] Google Anita Borg Scholarship