Prof YUAN Xiaoru, Peking University
Topic: Data Visualization for Everyone
Visualization provides essential accesses for users to comprehend such big data and gain insights, which is crucial for decision-makers, political figures, as well as the general public. This talk will
discuss visualization cases covering various data we worked on recently. I will demonstrate how different datasets can be integrated for advanced visual analysis. With the assistant of properly designed visualization and interaction, both general public and experts can interactively conduct the data exploration, mental image construction, and insight discovery. In addition to the special algorithms developed dedicated to specific data exploration or analysis problems, we will also demonstrate several novel techniques we developed in the recent years to enable general public without any programming background to use the visualization.
Xiaoru Yuan is a tenured faculty member in the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science. He serviced as the vice director of Information Science Center, and Deputy vice director of National Engineering Laboratory on Big Data Analysis and Applications. At Peking University. He received Bachelor degrees in chemistry and law from Peking University, China, in 1997 and 1998, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2006, from the University of Minnesota at Twin Cities. His primary research interests are in the field of scientific visualization, information visualization and visual analytics. He has co-authored over 90 technical papers in IEEE Visualization, IEEE Information Visualization, IEEE TVCG, IEEE EuroVis, IEEE PacificVis and other major international visualization conference and journals. His co-authored work on high dynamic range volume visualization received Best Application Paper Award at the IEEE Visualization 2005 conference. He and his student team won awards over 8 times in IEEE VAST Challenges. He served on the program committees of IEEE VIS, EuroVis, and IEEE PacificVis. He was organization co-chair of IEEE PacificVis 2009, program chair of VINCI 2010, and poster chair of IEEE
VIS 2015/2016 and paper chair of IEEE VIS 2017 and PacificVis 2015. He founded ChinaVis conference in 2014. He also serves on the editorial board of CCF journal of CAD&CG，Springer Journal of Visualization, and as guest editor of IEEE TVCG and IEEE CG&A. He is CCF outstanding
member and was chair of CCF YOCSEF (2012-2013). He founded the visualization and visual analytics technical committee in Chinese Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG) and currently serve as the chair of the board. For more information, see http://vis.pku.edu.cn/wiki