Selected Papers

2016

Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz, Fan Du. Z-Glyph: Visualizing Outliers in Multivariate Data, Information Visualization, accepted

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

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Zhida Sun, Mingfei Sun, Nan Cao, Xiaojuan Ma. VideoForest: Interactive Visual Summarization of Video Streams Based on Danmu Data SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 (Symposium on Visualization Program), accepted

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Xiaojuan Ma, Nan Cao. Video-based Evanescent, Anonymous, Asynchronous Social Interaction: Motivation and Adaption to Medium, The 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), accepted

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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), accepted

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Yixian Zheng, Wenchao Wu, Nan Cao, Huamin Qu. Focus+Context Grouping for Animated Transitions, Journal of Visualization (ChinaVis 2016), Honorable Mention

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Panpan Xu, Nan Cao, John Stasko, Huamin Qu.Interactive Visual Co-Cluster Analysis of Bipartite Graphs, PasificVis 2016

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David Gotz, Shun Sun, Nan Cao. Adaptive Contextualization: Combating Bias During High-Dimensional Visualization and Data Selection, IUI 2016 (Best Paper Award)

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2015

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 (VAST'15)

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Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Fan Du, Dashun Wang. "Episogram: Visual Summarization of Egocentric Social Interactions", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, in press

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Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz. "UnTangle Map: Visual Analysis of Probabilistic Multi-Label Data", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, in press

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Xiangmin Fan, Youming Liu, Nan Cao, Jason Hong, Jingtao Wang. "MindMiner: A Mixed-Initiative Interface for Interactive Distance Metric Learning", INTERACT 2015

Xiangmin Fan, Youming Liu, Nan Cao, Jason Hong, Jingtao Wang. "MindMiner: Quantifying Entity Similarity via Interactive Distance Metric Learning" (demo paper), IUI 2015

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Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Liangyue Li, HangHang Tong. "g-Miner: Interactive Visual Group Mining on Multivariate Graphs", ACM CHI 2015

Liangyue Li, HangHang Tong, Nan Cao, Kate Ehrlich, Yu-Ru Lin and Norbou Buchler. "Replacing the Irreplaceable: Fast Algorithms for Team Member Recommendation", WWW 2015

CHI paper | WWW paper | video

Fan Du, Nan Cao, Jian Zhao, Yu-Ru Lin. "Trajectory Bundling for Animated Transitions", ACM CHI 2015

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Nan Cao, Lu Lu, Yu-Ru Lin, Fei Wang, Zhen Wen. "SocialHelix: Visual Analysis of Sentiment Divergence in Social Media", Journal of Visualization, May 2015, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 221-235

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2014

Yu-Ru Lin, Nan Cao, David Gotz, and Lu Lu. "UnTangle: Visual Mining for Data with Uncertain Multi-labels via Triangle Map", ICDM 2014

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Jian Zhao, Nan Cao, Zhen Wen, Yale Song, Yu-Ru Lin and Christopher Collins. "#FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media", VAST 2014 (Honorable Mention)

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Lu L u, Nan Cao, Siyuan Liu, Lionel Ni, Xiaoru Yuan, and Huamin Qu. "Visual Analysis of Uncertainty in Trajectories", Proceedings of Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining PaKDD 2014

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2013

Panpan Xu, Fan Du, Nan Cao, Conglei Shi, Hong Zhou, and Huamin Qu. "Visual Analysis of Set Relations in a Graph", Computer Graphics Forum. EuroVis 2013.

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2012

Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Xiaohua Sun, David Lazer, Shixia Liu, and Huamin Qu. "Whisper: Tracing the Spatiotemporal Process of Information Diffusion in Real Time", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. InfoVis 2012.

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2011

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

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Nan Cao, David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, and Huamin Qu. "DICON : Interactive Visual Analysis of Multidimensional Clusters", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. InfoVis 2011.

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Wei Wei, Nan Cao, Jon Atle Gulla, and Huamin Qu. ImpactWheel : Visual Analysis of the Impact of Online News. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2011.

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2010

Nan Cao, Jimeng Sun, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz, Shixia Liu, and Huamin Qu. "FacetAtlas: Multifacet Visualization for Rich Text Corpora", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. InfoVis 2010.

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Yu-Ru Lin , Jimeng Sun, Nan Cao, and Shixia Liu. ContexTour: Contextual Contour Visual Analysis on Dynamic Multi-Relational Clustering. In Proceedings of 2010 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. SDM 2010.

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before 2010

Ching-Yung Lin, Nan Cao, Shixia Liu, Spiros Papadimitriou, Jimeng Sun, and Xifeng Yan. SmallBlue: Social Network Analysis for Expertise Search and Collective Intelligence. ICDE 2009.

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Lei Shi, Nan Cao, Shixia Liu, Weihong Qian, Li Tan, Guodong Wang, Jimeng Sun, and Ching-Yung Lin: HiMap: Adaptive visualization of large-scale online social networks. PacificVis 2009.

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Jimeng Sun, Spiros Papadimitriou, Ching-Yung Lin, Nan Cao , Shixia Liu, and Weihong Qian. Content-based Social Network Exploration Through Multi-way Visual Analysis. SDM 2009.

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Shixia Liu, Nan Cao , and Hao Lv. Interactive Visual Analysis of the NSF Funding Information. IEEE PacificVis 2008.

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Nan Cao , Shixia Liu, and Hui Su. Peony : A Light Weighted Interactive InfoVis Toolkit. HCHI 2006 (in Chinese).

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Selected Poster & Workshop Papers

Lulu, Nan Cao, Zhen Wen, Fei Wang, Yu-Ru Lin, Huamin Qu, Visualizing Sentiment Divergence Dynamics in Social Media Through SocialHelix, IEEE Information Visualization, Poster, 2013

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Zhiyuan Lin, Nan Cao, Hanghang Tong, Fei Wang, U Kang, Duen Horng Chau, Interactive Multi-resolution Exploration of Million Node Graphs, IEEE Information Visualization, Poster, 2013

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David Gotz, Nan Cao, Esther Goldbraich, Boaz Carmeli, GapFlow: Visualizing Gaps in Care for Medical Treatment Plans, IEEE Information Visualization, Poster, 2013

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Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, and Huamin Qu. ChronAtlas: A Visualization for Dynamic Topic Exploration. IEEE InfoVis 2011

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Jimeng Sun, David Gotz, Nan Cao.A Visualization Tool for Navigation of Online Disease Literature. AMIA 2010

David Gotz, Zhen Wen, Jie Lu, Peter Kissa, Nan Cao , Wei Hong Qian, Shi Xia Liu, Michelle X. Zhou. HARVEST: An Intelligent Visual Analytic Tool for the Masses. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Intelligent Visual Interfaces for Text Analysis. IUI 2010

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Nan Cao , Shixia Liu, Li Tan, and Michelle X Zhou. Context-Preserving Dynamic Graph Visualization, IEEE InfoVis 2008, Poster

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Nan Cao, Shixia Liu, and Tianshu Wang. Peony: An integrated InfoVis design and development platform, IEEE PacificVis 2008, Poster

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Shixia Liu, Nan Cao, Paul Moody, and Tianshu wang. Trammel Map: Providing a Clear View of the Enterprise Social Network, IEEE Infovis 2007, Poster

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Selected Patents (filed by IBM)

  • YOR920110279US1 Visual Analysis of Multidimensional Clusters, Nan Cao, David Gotz, Jimeng Sun
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  • YOR920110137US1 Multifaceted Visualization of Topic Exploration, Nan Cao, Jimeng Sun, David Gotz
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  • YOR920100438US1 Method and system for visualizing multi-facet information. Nan Cao, Jimeng Sun, David Gotz
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  • 200910211313.0 A method of visually analyzing social communities based on their content. Nan Cao, Jimeng Sun, Weihong Qian, Shixia Liu
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  • 200910136964.8 An adaptive stabilized layout method for disconnected dynamic networks. Nan Cao , Li, Tan, Shixia Liu, Michelle X Zhou
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  • 200910136970.3 The method of animation planning for the multi-stage transition in a dynamic graph series. Nan Cao , Li, Tan, Shixia Liu, Michelle X Zhou
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  • 200910005432.0 Method and System of Extended Shortcut Key Mechanism to support fast mobile browsing. Weixiong Shang, Wei Li, Yixin Zhao and Nan Cao
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  • 200810149341.X The method of animated transition between dynamic graph series. Nan Cao , Li, Tan, Shixia Liu, Michelle X Zhou.
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  • 200810212645.6 A method of automatically identifying similar sub-graph candidates in huge networks. Weihong Qian, Shixia Liu, Nan Cao
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  • 200810096094.1 The method for providing a clear moving track in the animated transition between related data graphics. Nan Cao , Shixia Liu, Tianshu Wang
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  • 200810108432.9 A method of visualizing huge amount of information on a sphere. Nan Cao , ShengYi Wang, Shixia Liu
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  • 200810109803.5 An interactive method to generate personal and maintain personal bookmarks. Shixia Liu, Nan Cao , Xinghua Lou, Tianshu Wang, Weijia Cai
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  • 200710160532.1 Sunburst Graph: A new method for visualizing and exploring large hierarchy graph. Nan Cao , Shixia Liu, Tianshu Wang .
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  • 200710107720.8 A method of generating 3D Carousel tree view. Nan Cao , Shixia Liu, Hui Su
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  • CN8-2005-0301: An approach to tree visualization with nodes cascading, Hao Lv, Shixia Liu, Martin Wattenberg, Xijun Ma and Nan Cao
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  • 12/367132 Method and Apparatus for intelligent exploratory visualization and Analysis. David Gotz, Zhen Wen, Jie Lu, Nan Cao, Weihong Qian, Michelle X Zhou, Shixia Liu
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  • More than 10 pushlished innovation disclosures.
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