Assistant Professor of Computer Science (On Leave)
Nan Cao is an assistant professor in the CSE department at NYU Shanghai in China and a research assistant professor in CSE department at NYU Tandon School of Engineering at New York City. Prior to joining NYU, he was a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center during 2012 – 2016 and was a research engineer and staff researcher at IBM China Research Lab during 2005 – 2010. He received his PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Aug 2012.
Professor Cao ’s research interests are information visualization and visual analytics. He is specialized in producing novel visualization and interaction techniques to represent and analysis complex (big, dynamic, multidimensional, and multivariate) data in various application domains such as social media and healthcare. His work has majorly appeared in IEEE TVCG, IEEE INFOVIS/VAST, and ACM CHI.
Professor Cao received IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2015, the IEEE VAST Honorable Mention Award in 2014, HKUST PhD Research Excellence Award in 2012, and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award in 2005.
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 Vol 22 (1), 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467196
Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Fan Du, Dashun Wang Episogram: Visual Summarization of Egocentric Social Interactions IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2016 DOI: 10.1109/MCG.2015.73
Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz, UnTangle Map: Visual Analysis of Probabilistic Multi-Label Data IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2016 DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2424878
Fan Du, Nan Cao*, Jian Zhao, Yu-Ru Lin, Trajectory Bundling in Animation ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2015 DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702476
Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Liangyue Li, HangHang Tong, g-Miner: Interactive Visual Group Mining on Multivariate Graphs ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2015 DOI: 10.1145/2702123.2702446
Nan Cao, Lu Lu, Yu-Ru Lin, Fei Wang, and Zhen Wen. SocialHelix: Visual Analysis of Sentiment Divergence in Social Media, Journal of Visualization, Vol 18(2), 221-235, 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s12650-014-0246-x
Nan Cao, Lu Lu, Yu-Ru Lin, Fei Wang, and Zhen Wen. SocialHelix: Visual Analysis of Sentiment Divergence in Social Media, Journal of Visualization, Volum 18(2), 221-235, 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s12650-014-0246-x
Jian Zhao, Nan Cao*, Zhen Wen, Yale Song, Yu-Ru Lin and Christopher Collins. #FluxFlow: Visual Analysis of Anomalous Information Spreading on Social Media, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2014.2346922
Nan Cao, David Gotz, Jimeng Sun, and Huamin Qu. DICON: Interactive Visual Analysis of Multidimensional Clusters, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (IEEE InfoVis’2011) DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2011.188
Nan Cao, Jimeng Sun, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz, Shixia Liu, Huamin Qu. FacetAtlas: Multifaceted Visualization for Rich Text Corpora. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE InfoVis’ 2010) DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.154
Ph.D, Computer Science and Engineering The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2012
Master, Computer Science and Engineering Northwestern Polytechnic University, 2005