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Dongyu Liu

Postdoctoral Associate

Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

research interests


Visual Analytics of Societal Applications: how to combine automated analysis with interactive visualization to develop intelligent data-driven systems with human-in-the-loop to address society needs? My particular focuses are urban spatio-temporal data and time series data from large industrial systems (aerospace, energy).

Human-Centered and Explainable AI: how to enable machine learning transparency and interpretability for the domains involving high-stakes decision making (health, child welfare)? I study ML usability challenges and design and develop interactive visualization tools to help people confidently understand data-driven ML systems.

education


2019
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Dept. of Computer Science and Technology
THe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
Advisor: Huamin Qu
Thesis: Combining Automated Analysis with Interactive Vis for Spatio-temporal Data Analysis
Committee: Huamin Qu, Cláudio Silva, Pedro Sander, Yangqiu Song, Zhongming Lu
2014
B.Eng in Computer Science (with honor), Chu Kochen Honors College
Zhejiang University, China
Thesis: The Design and Implementation of an Intelligent and Emotional Chatbot
Advisor: Jiajun Bu and Hongxin Zhang

research/working experience


Honors & Awards


2020
Finalist of the HKUST SENG PhD Research Excellence Award
only 3 from more than 200 PhD graduates at the School of Engineering in 2019
2014-2018
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)
2018
Best Paper Award (Top 1) for IEEE VAST 2018
For the conference paper “TPFlow: Progressive Partition and Multidimensional Pattern Extraction for Large-Scale Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis”
2018
HKUST Overseas Research Award
2017
Award of Excellence, Microsoft Research Asia Stars of Tomorrow
2017
Excellent Oral Presentation Award in ZJU International Doctoral Students Conference
2015
Honorable Mention Award for IEEE VAST Grand Challenge 2015
2015
Merit Award in E-Learning at The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) 2015
2014
Outstanding Student Award, Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University
2013
Honorable Mention Award for COMAP's International Mathematical Contest in Modeling
top 25% among ~4k teams from ~500 institutions around the world
2012
Honorable Mention Award for CSIAM's Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling
top 6% among ~22k teams in China
2009
First Prize in National Olympiad in Informatics in Provinces
top 1 among ~5k participants in my province and top 5 among ~80k participants nationwide

Publications


Media Interviews and Reports


2020
Method finds hidden warning signals in measurements collected over time
Daniel Ackerman, MIT News
2019
Cracking open the black box of automated machine learning
Rob Matheson, MIT News and Daming, AI Era
2018
A Snapshot View of IEEE VIS 2018 - TPFlow
Theresa-Marie Rhyne and Min Chen, ACM SIGGRAPH Blog
2017
How China’s WeChat is tackling fake news differently from Facebook
Eva Xiao, TECHINASIA
2017
From Taxi trajectories to outdoor billboard location selection
Microsoft Research Top AI News
2015
Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HK

Invited Talks & Demos


Teaching and Mentoring


Teaching Experience
2021
Completed Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (KTCP) - 10 Workshops, MIT
2019
Graduate Teaching Assistant, COMP4901F: Data Visualization, HKUST
2014
Completed HKUST TA Training Program (15 hrs), HKUST
2009
Co-taught Introduction to C++ with our CS teacher Yin Chen, Fuzhou No.1 Middle School
Student Advisees
PhD
Master's
Undergraduate

Professional Services


Program Committee
IEEE Visualization (VIS) 2020
C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute - Mitigation of COVID-19 Proposal
Paper Review
IEEE Visualization (VIS) 2015 - 2020
IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A) 2021
IEEE Eurographics/VGTC Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis) 2018, 2017, 2016
IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium PacificVis 2017, 2016
ChinaVis 2020, 2019, 2018
IEEE ACCESS 2020
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) 2019
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC) 2018
International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC) 2018
International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS) 2018
International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (GD) 2016
Journal of Software 2015
MISC
Student Volunteer in IEEE VIS 2018
Seminar Coordinator of VisLab (>=30 persons) 2018
Editor and Maintainer of HKUST VisLab's website 2015 - 2019

Skills


Programming
Proficient in Javascript, Typescript, HTML/CSS, Python, C/C++
Familiar with C#, MATLAB, Java
Tools
[Database] MongoDB, MySQL, Redis
[ML] Keras, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, OpenCV, MLBlocks
[Web] D3, React, Redux, Knockout, Angular, Three.js
[Design & Writing] Illustrator, Premiere, Photoshop, Figma, Latex
Languages
Mandarin (native)
English (professional working proficiency)