Team

Current Members

Delin An, PhD Student
Xiaojing Duan, PhD Student
Yikai Lu, PhD Student (co-advised with Dr. Ying Cheng)
Yunfei Lu, PhD Student
Kaiyuan Tang, PhD Student
Siyuan Yao, PhD Student

Melayi Banda, Undergraduate Student (Building Bridges Mentoring Program)
Chad Brown, Undergraduate Student
John Caven, Undergraduate Student
Jonathan D’Alonzo, Undergraduate Student
Mariam Jafri, Undergraduate Student
Ronald Lin, Undergraduate Student
Beatriz Ribeiro Soares, Undergraduate Student
Michael Yang, Undergraduate Student (Building Bridges Mentoring Program)

Graduated Students

Pengfei Gu, PhD, May 2024 (co-advised with Dr. Danny Chen)
Dissertation: New Deep Learning Methods for Medical Image Analysis and Scientific Data Generation and Compression

Zeyuan Li, MS, Dec 2023
Project: ArcheryVis: A Tool for Analyzing and Visualizing Archery Performance Data [PDF]

Zhiyuan Cheng, MS, Aug 2023
Project: ArcheryVis: A Tool for Analyzing and Visualizing Archery Performance Data [PDF]

Brendan O’Handley, MS, May 2022
Projects: TreeVisual: Design and Evaluation of a Web-Based Visualization Tool for Teaching and Learning Tree Visualization [PDF] CoursePathVis: Course Path Visualization Using Flexible Grouping and Funnel-Augmented Sankey Diagram [PDF]
Current Position: Senior Software Engineer, Grafana Labs

Jun Han, PhD, Mar 2022
Dissertation: Deep Learning for Scientific Data Representation and Generation [PDF]
Honors: IEEE VIS Travel Grant, 2019; CSE Outstanding Research Assistant Award, 2019-2020
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

Hao Zheng, PhD, Dec 2021 (co-advised with Dr. Danny Chen)
Dissertation: Data-Efficient and Robust Deep Learning Based Approaches for Biomedical Image Segmentation and Related Problems [PDF]
Honor: CSE Outstanding Research Assistant Award, 2020-2021
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

Martin Imre, PhD, Apr 2020
Dissertation: GPU-Accelerated Summarization and Reconstruction Techniques for Big Data Analysis and Visualization [PDF]
Honors: CSE Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2017-2018; Notebaert Professional Development Fund, Fall 2018
Current Position: Head of Software Development, Raicoon

Man Wang, PhD, Michigan Tech, Apr 2019 (co-advised with Dr. Jean Mayo)
Dissertation: Accessible Access Control: A Visualization System for Access Control Policy Management [PDF]
Honors: House Fellowship, 2012-2013; Finishing Fellowship, Fall 2018
Current Position: Research Scientist, Facebook

Samuel Bailey, MS, Aug 2017
Project: CNVis: A Web-Based Visual Analytics Tool for Exploring Conference Navigator Data [PDF]
Current Position: Business System Analyst, Medpace

Yi Gu, PhD, May 2016
Dissertation: Big Data Visualization Using Graph-Based Representations [PDF]
Honors: IEEE VisWeek Travel Grant, 2011; IEEE VIS Travel Grant, 2015; CSE Outstanding Research Assistant Award, 2015-2016
Current Position: Software Engineer, Microsoft

Yifei Li, PhD, Michigan Tech, Nov 2015 (co-advised with Dr. Ching-Kuang Shene)
Dissertation: Extracting Flow Features Using Bag-of-Features and Supervised Learning Techniques [PDF]
Current Position: Software Engineer, Facebook

Jun Tao, PhD, Michigan Tech, Oct 2015 (co-advised with Dr. Ching-Kuang Shene)
Dissertation: Enabling Techniques for Expressive Flow Field Visualization and Exploration [PDF]
Honors: Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Spring 2015; Finishing Fellowship, Summer 2015
Current Position: Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University

Jun Ma, PhD, Michigan Tech, Dec 2014 (co-advised with Dr. Ching-Kuang Shene)
Dissertation: Analysis and Visualization of Flow Fields Using Information-Theoretic Techniques and Graph-Based Representations [PDF]
Honor: Finishing Fellowship, Spring 2014
Current Position: Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm

Huan Zhang, MS, Michigan Tech, Apr 2012
Thesis: Animated Transition in Similarity-Based Tiled Image Layout [PDF]
Current Position: Software Development Manager, Amazon

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Lei Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jan-Jul 2016
Dr. Denis Parra, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Jan-Feb 2016

Other Former Members

Yunhao Xing, PhD Student, 2022-2023
Jun Zhang, PhD Student, 2020-2021
Xueyi Bao, PhD Student, 2019-2020
Zhichun Guo, MS Student, 2019
Dr. Jun Tao, Postdoctoral Researcher (co-advised with Dr. Nitesh Chawla), 2015-2018
Yang Shen, PhD Student, 2014-2015

Kara Clouse, Undergraduate Student, 2023-2024
Weixi Song, iSURE Student, Wuhan University, 2023-2024

DeVante Brooks, Undergraduate Student, 2023
Mayleen Liu, Undergraduate Student, 2022-2023
Yifei Shao, iSURE Student, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2023
Ziang Tong, Undergraduate Student, 2022-2023
Tram Trinh, Undergraduate Student, 2022-2023

Joel Bell, HS Student, Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN, 2022
Chase Brown, Undergraduate Student, 2021-2022
Crystal Colon, Undergraduate Student, 2022
Ana Gonzalez, Undergraduate Student, 2021-2022
Patrick Hsiao, Undergraduate Student, 2021-2022
Yunfei Lu, iSURE Student, Xidian University, 2022
Zhepeng Luo, MS Student, Columbia University, 2022
Janet Meng, HS Student, Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA, 2022
Conor Murphy, Undergraduate Student, 2020-2022
William Porter, Undergraduate Student (Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program), 2018-2022
Jozef Porubcin, Undergraduate Student, 2022
Dane Williams, Undergraduate Student, 2020-2022
Annie Zhao, Undergraduate Student (Building Bridges Mentoring Program), 2021-2022
Gefei Zhao, iSURE Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022

James Clabby, Undergraduate Student, 2021
Adeniyi Emiabata, Undergraduate Student, 2020-2021
Yang Luo, iSURE Student, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2021
Kaiyuan Tang, iSURE Student, Xidian University, 2021
Yuheng Wu, iSURE Student, Peking University, 2021
Zhuoyi Yang, iSURE Student, Tianjin University, 2021
Shen Zheng, iSURE Student, Wenzhou-Kean University, 2021

Haobin Duan, iSURE Student, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2020
Megan Lulley, Undergraduate Student, 2020
John Masciopinto, Undergraduate Student, 2020
Ashley Yeung, Undergraduate Student, (Building Bridges Mentoring Program), 2019-2020
Wanru Zhao, iSURE Student, Beihang University, 2020
Zijian Zhou, iSURE Student, Zhejiang University, 2020

Wenqing Chang, iSURE Student, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, 2019
Haozhang Deng, REU Student, University of Rochester, 2019
Ahmed Farag, Undergraduate Student (Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program), 2018-2019
Li Guo, iSURE Student, Nankai University, 2019
Zhichun Guo, REU Student, Fudan University, 2018-2019
Zhiyi Guo, iSURE Student, Fudan University, 2019
Yihong Ma, Undergraduate Exchange Student, 2019
Fabio Soares, Undergraduate Student, 2019
Blaise von Ohlen, Undergraduate Student (Stinson Scholars Program), 2019
Shuzhan Wang, iSURE Student, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 2019
Xuemeng Wang, REU Student, University of Rochester, 2019
Kyle Weingartner, Undergraduate Student, 2019
Kekoa Wong, Undergraduate Student, 2019
Yunhao Xing, Undergraduate Exchange Student, 2019
Shaojie Ye, iSURE Student, Zhejiang University, 2019

Joshua Cepeda, Undergraduate Student (Building Bridges Mentoring Program), 2018
Maggie Goulden, Naughton REU Student, Trinity College Dublin, 2018 [Y2U]
Eric Gronda, NSF DISC REU Student, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2018 [Y2U]
Tianxiao Hu, iSURE Student, Fudan University, 2017-2018
Sichen Jin, iSURE Student, Zhejiang University, 2018
Alexander Mascoli, Undergraduate Student, 2018
Yurou Yang, iSURE Student, Zhejiang University, 2018
Zihang Zhang, iSURE Student, Zhejiang University, 2018

Chen Liang, iSURE Student, Zhejiang University, 2017
Justin Wei, NSF DISC REU Student, University of North Texas, 2017 [Y2U]
Sirou Zhu, iSURE Student, Zhejiang University, 2017

Lucas Barbosa, Undergraduate Exchange Student, 2016
Yike Ma, REU Student, University of Science and Technology of China, 2016
Ian Turk, NSF DISC REU Student, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2016 [Y2U]
Xin’an Zhou, iSURE Student, Fudan University, 2016

Can Li, Michigan Tech PhD Student, 2013-2014
Fan Shen, Michigan Tech MS Student, 2012
Fang Ruan, Michigan Tech MS Student, 2011

Scott Bos, Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student, 2011
Stephen Goetz, Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student, 2011
Yanliang Gu, Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student, 2011
John Reese, Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student, 2010-2011
GuFeng Pan, Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student, 2010

News

05.07.2024. Pengfei Gu successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
12.19.2022. Our VFR-UFD paper received the 2021 Best Paper Award for IEEE CG&A.
08.01.2022. Pengfei Gu passed his PhD candidacy exam.
06.01.2022. Dr. Jun Han started as an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.
03.11.2022. Jun Han successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
02.01.2022. Dr. Hao Zheng started as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.
12.06.2021. Hao Zheng successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
05.26.2021. Hao Zheng received an Outstanding Research Assistant Award from the CSE department.
05.25.2021. Jun Han passed his PhD candidacy exam.
05.24.2021. Hao Zheng started his summer intern position at IBM.
08.06.2020. Hao Zheng passed his PhD candidacy exam.
06.04.2020. Jun Han received an Outstanding Research Assistant Award from the CSE department.
04.16.2020. Martin Imre successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
12.17.2019. William Porter received an Honorable Mention for CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award 2020.
10.20.2019. Jun Han won a student volunteer position at IEEE VIS 2019.
09.25.2019. William Porter received the Flatley CUSE Grant to present a paper at IEEE VIS 2019.
08.06.2019. Martin Imre passed his PhD candidacy exam.
04.17.2019. Man Wang successfully defended her PhD dissertation.
01.17.2019. Our CCVis paper received the Kostas Pantazos Memorial Award for Outstanding Paper in VDA at EI 2019.
12.12.2018. Maggie Goulden received the EI Student Travel Grant to present a paper at IS&T VDA 2019.
09.28.2018. Martin Imre received the Notebaert Professional Development Fund to present a paper at IEEE VIS 2018.
09.10.2018. Dr. Jun Tao started as an Associate Professor at Sun Yat-sen University.
07.25.2018. Man Wang received a Finishing Fellowship for the Fall 2018 semester from Michigan Tech Graduate School.
05.15.2018. Martin Imre received an outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the CSE department.
05.14.2018. Martin Imre and Jun Han started their summer intern positions at Argonne National Laboratory.
12.20.2017. Justin Wei received the EI Student Travel Grant to present a paper at IS&T VDA 2018.
11.30.2017. Man Wang passed her PhD candidacy exam.
05.03.2016. Yi Gu successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
04.28.2016. Yi Gu received an Outstanding Research Assistant Award from the CSE department.
11.17.2015. Yifei Li successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
10.25.2015. Yi Gu won a student volunteer position at IEEE VIS 2015.
10.19.2015. Jun Tao successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
03.23.2015. Jun Tao received a Finishing Fellowship for the Summer 2015 semester from Michigan Tech Graduate School.
02.06.2015. Jun Tao received a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship from Michigan Tech Graduate School.
12.12.2014. Jun Ma successfully defended his PhD dissertation.
12.10.2014. Our iGraph paper received a Best Paper Award at IS&T/SPIE VDA 2015.
05.06.2014. Yi Gu started his summer intern position at Argonne National Laboratory.
12.13.2013. Yi Gu passed his PhD candidacy exam.
11.15.2013. Jun Tao passed his PhD candidacy exam.
11.13.2013. Jun Ma received a Finishing Fellowship for the Spring 2014 semester from Michigan Tech Graduate School.
05.06.2013. Yi Gu started his summer intern position at Argonne National Laboratory.
05.06.2013. Jun Tao started his summer intern position at Siemens Cooperate Research.
05.03.2013. Jun Ma passed his PhD candidacy exam.
03.01.2013. Our FlowGraph paper received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper at IEEE PacificVis 2013.
12.21.2012. Our iMap paper received a Best Paper Award at IS&T/SPIE VDA 2013.
09.04.2012. Man Wang received the House Fellow Award for the 2012-2013 academic year.
05.07.2012. Yifei Li and Jun Tao started their summer intern positions at Siemens Cooperate Research.
04.20.2012. Huan Zhang successfully defended her MS thesis.
10.23.2011. Yi Gu won a student volunteer position at IEEE VisWeek 2011.