huag (at) cs (dot) brown (dot) edu
Box 1910, Computer Science Department
Providence, RI 02912
In 2015 - 2016, I am a fifth year PhD student in Computer Science Department in Brown University. I work in the Visualization Research Lab, and my advisor is Professor David Laidlaw.
Before starting my study at Brown, I received my B.S. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
My research centers on human-centered design and evaluation of visual analytics tools to support scientific reasoning. No matter what computational methods we apply to extract, transform, and summarize information, information needs to be processed by human users at the end to be converted into knowledge and decisions, and visual analytics applications need to help human process information more effectively. Therefore, my research aims to inform the design of visual analysis tools by studying how users perceive, interact with, and ultimately make sense of the visualized data. I have been collaborating with experts outside Computer Science, primarily brain scientists, to distill visualization research problems from their needs while developing tools that can help them in their work.