I am a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, where I work with Maneesh Agrawala. My research focuses on combining information visualization and human-computer interaction with natural language processing to address the challenges of the information overload problem. In particular, I design and develop both text analysis and interactive visualization techniques to explore a large amount of data.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Giuseppe Carenini. I was also advised by Profs. Tamara Munzner and Raymond T. Ng. Prior to that, I completed my M.Sc. degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland under the supervision of Orland Hoeber and Minglun Gong.

Research Interests

  • Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • HCI

Recent Projects

Visual text analytics for online conversations

We developed visual text analytics tools and techniques for exploring and analying online conversations.

Applying Pragmatics Principles for Interaction with Visual Analytics

This project explores how principles from language pragmatics can be applied to the flow of visual analytical conversations, using natural language as an input modality.

User-Adaptive Information Visualization

This project explores how user characterstics impacts on visualization effectiveness and how can a visualization adapt to such characterstics.