My research centers around the fascinating interdisciplinary science of interactive visualization and virtual reality. My core work focuses on understanding how humans see, understand, and interact with information. I collaborate with colleagues in scientific areas of physics, biology, and medicine. Recently, I began to study mode of optimal humans-machines collaboration mediated by visualizations. I also attempt to explore how to aid people to acquire knowledge from multiple-sources (e.g., figures, tables, and texts in scholarly article cohorts).
I am an Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. People who have influenced my work directly and profoundly include (but are not limited to) my advisors, Professors R. Bowen Loftin, Doug A. Bowman and David H. Laidlaw.
Visualization, virtual reality, and human-AI teaming