I am Linping YUAN (袁林萍), a Ph.D. candidate at HKUST VisLab, at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), supervised by Prof. Huamin Qu. Before that, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in 2019.
My research interests include Augmented Reality (AR), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Data Visualizations.
In the first two years of my Ph.D. journey, I focused on how to leverage deep learning methods to facilitate the design of data visualizations and infographics, with an emphasis on color design. I have published two first-author papers on this topic in a top journal.
Aiming to explore more unknowns and challenge myself, I shifted my interests to AR/VR and have been exploring the intersection of AR/VR, HCI, and visualization since 2020 summer. Currently, I am a core member of VisLab AR/VR Team. My ongoing research projects aim to build an AR/VR-enhanced campus and enrich HKUST members’ living experience with AR/VR techniques and applications.
|Our paper Exploring Interactions with Printed Data Visualizations in Augmented Reality VIS was awarded a 2022 Honorable Mention Award and invited to present in IEEE VIS 2022 and SIGGRAPH Asia 2022.|
|I was awarded a HKUST RedBird Academic Excellence Award.|
|We won the Deloitte ESG Innovation Award in HackUST 2022 (Top prize under the ESG theme). Further details can be found here.|
|I pass the Ph.D. Qualification Exam! I am a Ph.D. candidate now. My PQE topic is about using AR for real-time tasks and the design of AR user interfaces. The slides can be found here.|
|My visit to the Zhejiang Lab under the supervision of Prof. Yingcai Wu is over. See you, friends!|
|Our paper InfoColorizer Interactive Recommendation of Color Palettes for Infographics is accepted by TVCG. The preprint version can be found here.|
|Our paper Deep Colormap Extraction from Visualizations is accepted by TVCG. The preprint version can be found here.|
Exploring Interactions with Printed Data Visualizations in Augmented Reality
InfoColorizer: Interactive Recommendation of Color Palettes for Infographics
Deep Colormap Extraction from Visualizations
ViePIE aims to promote sustainable lifestyle with AR gamification and digital twin. We enable individuals to perceive the environmental implications of their measurable activities, immerse themselves in the climate change impacts, and empower both individuals and organizations with climate-smart choices.
Immersive Walk is an app that celebrates the HKUST 30th Anniversary by allowing students to go through the history of HKUST 30 years history in Augmented Reality. This is one step towards our goal of building AR/VR-enhanced HKUST campuses and enriching students’ and staff’s living experience.
InfoColorizer is an interactive tool to facilitate color palette creation for infographics with deep learning techniques. It provides novice users with flexibility by considering users’ preferences, lowers the expertise barrier via automation, and tailors suggested palettes to the spatial layout of elements.