I am a Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL). Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Complex Systems Research group at Autodesk Research. I received my Ph.D at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto in July 2015, 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 in June 2009, where I was also affiliated with the Chu Kochen Honors College.
My research interests, broadly, are Information Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction. My PhD thesis is titled with Interactive Visual Data Exploration: A Multi-Focus Approach. I leverage a visual and interactive approach to make full use of the rapidly growing data available in the world. I contribute on the design, development, and evaluation of highly interactive visualization systems to enable data enthusiasts to effectively discover and communicate insightful knowledge in real-world applications and datasets.