Dongyu Liu (刘冬煜

Postdoctoral Associate at MIT

I am a postdoc at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I am hosted by Dr. Kalyan Veeramachaneni in the Data To AI group within the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems.

My research interest lies in the intersection between Visualization, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, and Big Data. I develop advanced interactive visualization systems and machine learning algorithms to promote the understanding and communications between humans, machines, and large-scale data. Specifically, I am working on (1) visual analytics of societal applications by formulating "human-in-the-loop" decision-making workflow, and (2) human-centered and explainable AI in high-stakes decision making (health, child welfare).

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST in 2019, where I worked with Prof. Huamin Qu as a member of VisLab and WHATLab. I have been awarded the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. I earned my bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Technology from Zhejiang University under the Chu Kochen Honors Program in 2014.

I have collaborated with designers, developers, and scientists while working at Microsoft Research, Robert Bosch LLC, and Tencent. I have delivered several online software demos/videos as shown in the below.

Software Demo: MTV | SmartAdP | VisMooc | VisPaper | GalaxyNet | WeSeer

Recent News

Mar. 2021 Our lab (Data to AI) is looking for VIS/HCI postdocs. Contact me if you are eager to know more.
Feb. 2021 Our paper explaining ML models for better child welfare decision making was accepted by CHI Late-Breaking Work.
Jan. 2021 Our software ORION for benchmarking time series anomaly detection has gained >400 stars within one month.
Dec. 2021 Our paper (TadGAN) on time series anomaly detection using GANs was accepted and presented at IEEE Big Data.

Featured Research (all)

Visual Analytics of Societal Applications


Human-Centered and Explainable AI


Research / Work Experience

Oct 2019 - Present MIT EECS/LIDS, Cambridge, MA, USA
  Postdoctoral Associate (with Dr. Kalyan Veeramachaneni)
Nov 2018 - May 2019 MIT EECS/LIDS, Cambridge, MA, USA
  Visiting Researcher (with Dr. Kalyan Veeramachaneni)
Jun 2016 - Aug 2019 Wechat-HKUST Joint Lab on AI, HKUST, Hong Kong
  Graduate Research Assistant (with Prof. Huamin Qu)
Sep 2017 - Apr 2018 Bosch Research, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  Research Intern (with Dr. PanPan Xu and Dr. Liu Ren)
Jul 2016 - Apr 2017 Microsoft Research, Beijing, China
  Research Intern (with Dr. Weiwei Cui)
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016 Wechat/Tencent, Shenzhen, China
  Research Intern in the Dept. of Tech Architecture
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  Visiting Researcher (with Prof. Yingcai Wu), State Key Lab of CAD&CG
May 2012 - Jun 2014 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  Undergraduate Research Assistant (with Prof. Jiajun Bu), EAGLE Lab
Jun 2012 - Nov 2013 Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  Undergraduate Research Assistant (with Prof. Hongxin Zhang), State Key Lab of CAD&CG
Aug 2013 – Oct 2013 Tao Tao Search (startup), Hangzhou, China
  Algorithm Intern (Image Retrieval)