Faculty

CAO Nan

Ph.D of Computer Science,  Profesor

Funder & Director of Intelligent Big Data Visualization Lab

Research 

Information Visualization、Visual Analysis,Human Computer Interaction,Interaction Design (Software)

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Teaching
Information Visualization
 Visual Analysis

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Academic and social Post

Guest Editor:
2016, IEEE Transaction on Multimedia
2016, ACM Transaction on Interactive Intelligent System

 

Education Background

2012 PhD of Computer Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2005 Master of Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University

2003 Bachelor of Electronic Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University

 

Work Experience

2016-Now,  TongJi College of Design and Innovation, Professor

2012-2016, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Research Staff Member

2005-2010, IBM China Research Lab, Staff Researcher


Publications

Book:

Cao, N., & Cui, W.(2016).Introduction to Text Visualization. New York: Springer.

 

Conference and Journal Papers in Recent 5 years

2016

1.        [J15] Yingcai Wu, Nan Cao, David Gotz, Ya-Peng Tan, Daniel Kiem.
A Survey on Visual Analytics of Social Media Data, 
IEEE Transaction on Multimedia

 

2.        [C28] Zhida Sun, Mingfei Sun, Nan Cao, Xiaojuan Ma.
VideoForest: Interactive Visual Summarization of Video Streams Based on Danmu Data 
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016

 

3.        [C27] Xiaojuan Ma, Nan Cao. Video-based Evanescent, Anonymous, Asynchronous Social Interaction: Motivation and Adaption to Medium, 
The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017)

 

4.        [C26, J14] Yanhong Wu, Nan Cao, Daniel Archambault, Huamin Qu, Weiwei Cui.
Evaluation of Graph Sampling: A Visualization Perspective, 
IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (InfoVis 2016)

 

5.       [C25] Panpan Xu, Nan Cao, Huamin Qu, John Stasko
Interactive Visual Co-Cluster Analysis of Bipartite Graphs
IEEE Pacific Visualization 2016

 

6.       [C24] David Gotz, Shun Sun, Nan Cao
Adaptive Contextualization: Combating Bias During High-Dimensional Visualization and Data Selection
International Conference on Intelligent User Interface, IUI 2016 (Best Paper Award)

      

7.       [J13, C22] Nan Cao, Conglei Shi, Sabrina Lin, Jie Lu, Yu-Ru Lin, Ching-Yung Lin
TargetVue: Visual Analysis of Anomalous User Behaviors in Online Communication Systems
IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics

      

2015

8.       [C23] Dawei Zhou, Kangyang Wang, Nan Cao,  Jingrui He
Rare Category Detection on Time-Evolving Graphs,
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM 2015
Acceptance Rate: 18.1%

      

9.       [J12] Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Fan Du, Dashun Wang
Episogram: Visual Summarization of Egocentric Social Interactions
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

 

10.    [C22, J13] Nan Cao, Conglei Shi, Sabrina Lin, Jie Lu, Yu-Ru Lin, Ching-Yung Lin
TargetVue: Visual Analysis of Anomalous User Behaviors in Online Communication Systems
IEEE Visualization Conference (Visual Analytics Science and Technology)

 

11.    [J11] Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz,
UnTangle Map: Visual Analysis of Probabilistic Multi-Label Data
IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics,

 

12.    [C21] Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Liangyue Li, HangHang Tong,

g-Miner: Interactive Visual Group Mining on Multivariate Graphs
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2015

 

13.    [C20] Fan Du, Nan Cao*, Jian Zhao, Yu-Ru Lin,

Trajectory Bundling in Animation
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2015

 

14.    [C19] Liangyue Li, HangHang Tong, Nan Cao, Kate Ehrlich, Yu-Ru Lin and Norbou Buchler.
Replacing the Irreplaceable: Fast Algorithms for Team Member Recommendation,
International World Wide Web Conference, WWW 2015

 

15.    [C18] Xiangmin Fan, Youming Liu, Nan Cao, Jason Hong, Jingtao Wang,
MindMiner: A Mixed-Initiative Interface for Interactive Distance Metric Learning,
The 15th IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2015,

 

16.    [C17] Xiangmin Fan, Youming Liu, Nan Cao, Jason Hong, Jingtao Wang.
MindMiner: Quantifying Entity Similarity via Interactive Distance Metric Learning (demo paper)
ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interface, IUI 2015

      

17.    [P11] Ching-Yung Lin, Danny L. Yeh, Nan Cao, Jui-Hsin Lai, Chun-Fu Chen, Conglei Shi, Jie Lu, Jason Crawford, Keith Houck, Yinglong Xia, Wan-Yi Sabrina Lin, Richard B. Hull, Fenno F. Heath III, Piyawadee Sukaviriya, SweeFen Goh, IBM system G Social Media Solution: Analyze multimedia content, people, and network dynamics in context.
ICME Workshops 2015: 1-4

 

2014

18.    [C16] Yu-Ru Lin, Nan Cao*, David Gotz, Lu Lu,
UnTangle: Visual Mining for Data with Uncertain Multi-labels via Triangle Map,
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM 2014

        

19.    [J10, C15] Jian Zhao, Nan Cao*, Zhen Wen, Yale Song, Yu-Ru Lin and Christopher Collins.
#FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media,
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics,

20.    [J09] Buyue Qian, Xiang Wang, Nan Cao*, Yu-Gang Jiang.
A Relative Similarity Based Method for Interactive Patient Risk Prediction.
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 2014

      

21.    [J08] Nan Cao, Lu Lu, Yu-Ru Lin, Fei Wang, and Zhen Wen.
SocialHelix: Visual Analysis of Sentiment Divergence in Social Media,
Journal of Visualization, 2014

 

22.    [J07] Buyue Qian, Xiang Wang, Nan Cao*, Yu-Gang Jiang, and Ian Davidson.
Learning Multiple Relative Attributes with Humans in the Loop.
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2014

 

23.    [C15, J10] Jian Zhao, Nan Cao*, Zhen Wen, Yale Song, Yu-Ru Lin and Christopher Collins.
#FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media,
IEEE Visualization Conference (VAST) 2015, Honorable Mention.

 

24.    [C14] Lu Lu, Nan Cao, Siyuan Liu, Lionel Ni, Xiaoru Yuan, and Huamin Qu,
Visual Analysis of Uncertainty in Trajectories,
Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, PaKDD 2014

      

25.     [J06] Fei Wang, Ping Zhang, Nan Cao, Jianying Hu, Robert Sorrentino.
Exploring the Associations Between Drug Side-Effects and Therapeutic Indications.
Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI), 2014

 

2013

26.    [J05, C12] Panpan Xu, Fan Du, Nan Cao, Conglei Shi, Hong Zhou, and Huamin Qu.
Visual Analysis of Set Relations in a Graph,
Computer Graphics Forum

 

27.    [I01] Yu-Ru Lin, David Lazer, and Nan Cao,
Watching How Ideas Spread over Social Media
Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks, Leonardo 2013, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2013

 

28.    [C13] Buyue Qian, Xiang Wang, Jun Wang, Hongfei Li, Nan Cao, Weifeng Zhi, Ian Davidson,
Fast pairwise query selection for large-scale active learning to rank,
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM 2013

 

29.    [P10] Lulu, Nan Cao, Zhen Wen, Fei Wang, Yu-Ru Lin, Huamin Qu,
Visualizing Sentiment Divergence Dynamics in Social Media Through SocialHelix,

IEEE Visualization Conference (InfoVis), Poster, 2013

      

30.    [J05, C12] Panpan Xu, Fan Du, Nan Cao, Conglei Shi, Hong Zhou, and Huamin Qu.
Visual Analysis of Set Relations in a Graph,
EuroVis 2013

 

31.    [P09] Zhiyuan Lin, Nan Cao, Hanghang Tong, Fei Wang, U Kang, Duen Horng Chau,
Interactive Multi-resolution Exploration of Million Node Graphs,
IEEE Visualization Conference (InfoVis), Poster, 2013

 

32.    [P08] David Gotz, Nan Cao, Esther Goldbraich, Boaz Carmeli,
GapFlow: Visualizing Gaps in Care for Medical Treatment Plans,
IEEE Visualization Conference (VAST), Poster, 2013

 

33.    [P07] Zhiyuan Lin, Nan Cao, Hanghang Tong, Fei Wang, U Kang, and Duen Horng Chau.
Demonstrating Interactive Multi-resolution Large Graph Exploration (demo paper),
Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2013

 

2012

34.    [J04, C11] Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Xiaohua Sun, David Lazer, Shixia Liu, Huamin Qu.
Whisper: Tracing the Spatiotemporal Process of Information Diffusion in Real Time.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

 

35.    [J03] David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, Nan Cao.
Multi-Faceted Visual Analytics for Healthcare Applications.
IEEE IBM Journal on Research and Development, 2012

        

36.    [C11, J04] Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Xiaohua Sun, David Lazer, Shixia Liu, Huamin Qu.
Whisper: Tracing the Spatiotemporal Process of Information Diffusion in Real Time.
IEEE Visualization (InfoVis) 2012

 

2011

37.    [J02, C09] Nan Cao, David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, and Huamin Qu.
DICON: Interactive Visual Analysis of Multidimensional Clusters,
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2011

 

38.    [C10, J02] Nan Cao, David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, Yu-Ru Lin, Huamin Qu,
SolarMap: Multifaceted Visual Analytics for Topic Exploration,
IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, ICDM 2011

 

39.    [C09] Nan Cao, David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, and Huamin Qu.
DICON: Interactive Visual Analysis of Multidimensional Clusters,
IEEE Visualization Conference (InfoVis) 2011

 

40.    [C08] David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, Nan Cao, and Shahram Ebadollahi,
DICON: Visual Cluster Analysis in Support of Clinical Decision Intelligence,
American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, AMIA 2011

             

41.    [C07] Wei Wei, Nan Cao, Jon Atle Gulla, and Huamin Qu,
ImpactWheel: Visual Analysis of the Impact of Online News,
IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence, 2011

 

Honors and Awards

ACM Rising Star Award ( Shanghai )

ACM Intelligent User Interface, Best Paper Award, 2016

IBM Innovation Achievements: the 5th Plateau Award, 2015

IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 2015

Honorable Mention of the IEEE VAST Best Paper Award, 2014

IBM Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award (the SmallBlue Project), 2013

HKUST SENG PhD Research Excellence Award, 2012 (top 3 in the School of Engineering)

Microsoft Global MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award in Oct. 2005

Microsoft Excellent Achievement Award of “Imagine Cup” software competition of China in Apr. 2005



Contact

Email: nan.cao@gmail.com

Web: http://nancao.org

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