I am a research scientist in the Creative Technologies Lab at Adobe Research. Before joining Adobe, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science of Stanford University, working with Jeffrey Heer. I completed a PhD in the Human-Centered Computing program at Georgia Tech in spring 2012, advised by John Stasko.

My research focuses on supporting data analysis and communication through effective, expressive, and scalable techniques and systems. To this end, I apply user-­centered design methods to study users and their problems, and research novel techniques, frameworks, systems and user interfaces to solve these problems. My research on techniques and systems for interactive data analysis has received dissertation awards from Georgia Tech and IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee, as well as multiple best paper honorable mention awards at InfoVis, VAST and CHI.

Here are the places where I've spent a significant portion of my life:

Hefei, China
Atlanta, GA
SF Bay Area, CA