Research Interests

My research aims to advance the state-of-the-art in data visualization. While a large effort of mine has been to exploit high performance computing for achieving interactive visualization or just making possible large data visualization, I have also begun to look into the exploratory and user interface aspects of the data visualization problem. An important concept I have introduced is that the user interface of a visualization system is the visualization displayed. One key approach is to integrate machine intelligence into the process of visualization. Scientists are then able to concentrate on data exploration and interpretation rather than on user interface artifacts. It’s also very beneficial to be able to reuse and share scientists’ visualization experience. The new visualization technologies my research team is developing can therefore drastically raise scientists’ visualization productivity by allowing them to verify their understanding and more effectively communicate and share with others their findings. I am very glad to see many others have joined me in the same research endeavor. More recently, I have also launched several new threads of research in visual analytics and collaborative visualization.

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