Visualizing Trees

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Building 9, Level 2, Hall 1, Room 2322
Prof. Xiaoru Yuan, Peking University


In this talk, I will introduce a few recent works on tree visualization. First I will present a  visualization technique for comparing topological structures and node attribute values of multiple trees. I will further introduce GoTree, a declarative grammar supporting the creation of a wide range of tree visualizations. In the application side, visualization and visual analytics on social media will be introduced. The data from social media can be considered as graphs or trees with complex attributes. A few approaches using map metaphor for social media data visualization will be discussed.

Brief Biography

Xiaoru Yuan is a tenured faculty member in the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science. He currently serves as the deputy vice director of the National Engineering Laboratory on Big Data Analysis and Applications at Peking University. He received a 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 visualization and visual analytics. 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 multiple times in IEEE VAST Challenges. He served on the program committees of IEEE VIS, EuroVis, and IEEE PacificVis. He was an organization co-chair of IEEE PacificVis 2009, and poster chair of IEEE VIS 2015/2016 and paper chair of IEEE VIS 2017 and PacificVis 2015. He founded the ChinaVis conference in 2014.

* Brown bag lunch will be available from 11:45 AM

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