Basser Seminar Series

Urban Data Visualization

Speaker: Professor Xiaoru Yuan
Peking University

When: Thursday 13 August, 2015, 3-4pm. Please note different day and time to usual.

Where: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, SIT Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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Understanding the complex nature of activities in modern metropolitan regions are difficult due to the vast amount of data required for processing and analysis. 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 types of urban data, including taxi GPS data, vehicle RFID data, subway IC card data, and social media data, and demonstrate how different data sets can be integrated for advanced visual analysis. With the assistant of properly designed visualization and interaction, both general pubic and experts can interactively conduct the data exploration, mental image construction, and insight discovery.

Speaker's biography

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, 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 60 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 the award of Outstanding Situation Awareness in IEEE VAST Challenge 2013, and further won three major awards in IEEE VAST Challenge 2014. 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 2016 and paper chair of IEEE PacificVis 2016.

He founded ChinaVis conference in 2014. He also served on the editorial board of CCF journal of CAD&CG and Springer Journal of Visualization, and as guest editor of IEEE TVCG and IEEE CG&A. He is CCF outstanding member and chair of CCF YOCSEF (2012-2013).

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