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Short Biography

WANG Yong (王勇) was born in Hunan Province, China. Currently, he is working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he got his PhD degree under the supervision of Professor Qu Huamin in July 2018. Before that, he received his bachelor degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) majoring in Automation in 2011, and received his master degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) majoring in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System in 2014.

His research interests include Visual Analytics, Graph Mining, Explainable Machine Learning and Image Processing. I am currently leading the E-Learning Project of HKUST VisLab.


  • Jan. 2019: Our paper PeerLens has been accepted by CHI 2019!
  • Oct. 2018: Our project on emotion analysis of kids/babies is covered by Japan NHK TV on Oct. 24, 2018: Japanese Version (starting from 3:35m) and English Version (starting from 1:36m)
  • Oct. 2018: Present our TVCG paper on animated transition in IEEE VIS 2018.
  • Oct. 2018: Our paper on using deep learning to evaluate graph drawing readability is accepted by IEEE CGA!
  • June 2018: Give a talk about our business review comparison work in EuroVis 2018.
  • March. 2018: One paper is accepted by EuroVis 2018.
  • Jan. 2018: One coauthored paper is accepted by Micron.
  • Nov. 2017: One coauthored paper is accepted by ACM TiiS.
  • August 2017: Two papers are accepted by ACM TiiS and TVCG respectively.
  • June 2017: One coauthored paper is accepted by IEEEVIS 2017.
  • May 2017: One coauthored paper is accepted by KDD 2017.
  • March 2017: One coauthored paper won IUI best paper Award.
  • June 2016: Workded as a research intern in IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from June to December, 2016.
  • Oct. 2015: Present AmbiguityVis in IEEE VIS 2015 at Chicago and worked as a student volunteer.
  • Aug. 2015: Become an IEEE member.
  • July 2015: Our paper "AmbiguityVis: Visualization of Ambiguity in Graph Layouts" is accepted by IEEE InfoVis 2015!

Awards and Honors


  • ACM IUI 2017 Best Paper Award


  • HKUST Overseas Research Award


  • National Scholarship


  • HUST Postgraduate Scholarship for 3 times


  • Outstanding Student Leader of HUST


  • People's Scholarship for 6 times


  • Second Prize of Bionic Robot Contest of HIT


  • Merit Student of Hunan Province

Working/Research Experience


  • Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST, Hong Kong, China.




  • Research Assistant
  • Research Institute of Intelligent Control and Systems, Harbin Institute of Technology.


  • Reviewer of CHI 2019, IUI 2019 and PacificVis 2019.
  • PC Member and Reviewer of ICPADS 2018.
  • Reviewer of PacificVis 2018, VAST 2018, InfoVis 2018, ChinaVis 2018.
  • Reviewer of AAAI 2017, CHI 2017, PacificVis 2017, VAST 2017, ChinaVis 2017, Graph Drawing 2017, IEEE Big Data 2017.
  • Reviewer of IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2017.
  • Reviewer of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST), 2017.
  • Reviewer of ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (ACM TiiS), 2017
  • Reviewer of VAST 2016, InfoVis 2016, EuroVis 2016, ChinaVis 2016.
  • Reviewer of pacificVis 2015.
  • Reviewer of Micron, 2014.
  • Student volunteer of IEEE VIS 2015.


  • TA for Comp2012: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures, 2015 Spring, 2016 Spring.
  • TA for Comp1022p: Introduction to Computing with Java, 2015 Fall.


Address: Room 3007, Cheng Yu Tung Building, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong.
E-mail: ywangct [at] connect [dot] ust [dot] hk
Telephone: (852)59334516