Selected Publications

Authors associated with * are/were the students I have supervised

A Survey on Visual Analytics of Social Media Data
Yingcai Wu, Nan Cao, David Gotz, Yap-Peng Tan, and Daniel A. Keim
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 18(11):2135 - 2148, 2016.

SmartAdP: Visual Analytics of Large-scale Taxi Trajectories for Selecting Billboard Locations
Dongyu Liu*, Di Weng*, Yuhong Li, Jie Bao, Yu Zheng, Huamin Qu, Yingcai Wu
Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VAST 2016)
[online system]

Embedding Spatio-temporal Information into Maps by Route-Zooming
Guodao Sun*, Ronghua Liang, Huamin Qu, Yingcai Wu
Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

PieceStack: Toward Better Understanding of Stacked Graphs
Tongshuang Wu, Yingcai Wu, Conglei Shi, Huamin Qu, Weiwei Cui
Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE PacificVis 2016)
Honorable Mention Award, Best Paper Candidate.

PeakVizor: Visual Analytics of Peaks in Video Clickstreams from Massive Open Online Courses
Qing Chen, Yuanzhe Chen, Dongyu Liu, Conglei Shi, Yingcai Wu, Huamin Qu
Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

A Visual Voting Framework for Weather Forecast Calibration
Hongsen Liao*, Yingcai Wu, Li Chen, Thomas M. Hamill, Yunhai Wang, Kan Dai, Hui Zhang, Wei Chen
Accepted by IEEE SciVis 2015 (Conference Track)

Follower-followee Network, Communication Networks and Vote Agreement of U.S. Members of Congress
Tai-Quan Peng, Mengchen Liu, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu
Accepted by Communication Research

OpinionFlow: Visual Analysis of Opinion Diffusion on Social Media
Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Kai Yan*, Mengchen Liu, Fangzhao Wu
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VAST 2014)

EvoRiver: Visual Analysis of Topic Coopetition on Social Media
Guodao Sun*, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Tai-Quan Peng, Jonathan J.H. Zhu, Ronghua Liang
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VAST 2014)

LoyalTracker: Visualizing Loyalty Dynamics in Search Engines
Conglei Shi*, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Hong Zhou, Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VAST 2014). Honorable Mention Award, Best Paper Candidate.

A Survey on Information Visualization: Recent Advances and Challenges
Shixia Liu, Weiwei Cui, Yingcai Wu, Mengchen Liu
To appear in Visual Computer 2014.

Visual Analysis of Topic Competition on Social Media
Panpan Xu*, Yingcai Wu, Enxun Wei*, Taiquan Peng, Shixia Liu, Jianhua Zhu, Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE VAST 2013), 19(12):2012-2021, 2013

StoryFlow: Tracking the Evolution of Stories
Shixia Liu, Yingcai Wu, Enxun Wei*, Mengchen Liu*, Yang Liu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE InfoVis 2013), 19(12):2436-2445, 2013

A Survey of Visual Analytics Techniques and Applications: State-of-the-Art Research and Future Challenges
Guodao Sun*, Yingcai Wu, Ronghua Liang, Shixia Liu
Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 28(5): 852-867, 2013.

Perceptually Based Depth-Ordering Enhancement for Direct Volume Rendering
Lin Zheng, Yingcai Wu, Kwan-Liu Ma
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(3):446-459, 2013.
(Selected for presentation in IEEE VIS 2013)

ViSizer - A Visualization Resizing Framework.
Yingcai Wu, Xiaotong Liu, Shixia Liu, Kwan-Liu Ma
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(2):278-290, 2013.
(Selected for presentation in IEEE VisWeek 2012)

A Survey on Topic-Based Visual Text Analytics (In Chinese)
Yingcai Wu, Weiwei Cui, Yangqiu Song, Yang Chen, Shixia Liu
Journal of Computer-Aided Design & Computer Graphics, 24(10): 1266-1272, 2012.

Breaking News on Twitter?
Mengdie Hu, Shixia Liu, Furu Wei, Yingcai Wu, John Stasko, Kwan-Liu Ma.
In Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI 2012.
This work has been reported by MSNBC; Washington Times; ReadWriteWeb; LA Times; Poynter; GT news.

Visualizing Flow of Uncertainty through Analytical Processes
Yingcai Wu, Guo-Xun Yuan, Kwan-Liu Ma.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE InfoVis 2012)

Semantic-Preserving Word Cloud Generation by Seam Carving.
Yingcai Wu, Thomas Provan, Furu Wei, Shixia Liu, Kwan-Liu Ma.
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2011).

Visual Recommendations for Network Navigation.
Tarik Crnovrsanin, Isaac Liao, Yingcai Wu, Kwan-Liu Ma.
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2011).

Visibility-Aware Direct Volume Rendering.
Wai-Ho Mak, Yingcai Wu, Ming-Yuen Chan, and Huamin Qu.
Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 26(2): 217-228, 2011.

Context-preserving Dynamic Word Cloud Visualization.
Weiwei Cui, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Furu Wei, Michelle X. Zhou, and Huamin Qu.
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 30(6):42-53, 2010.

OpinionSeer: Interactive Visualization of Online Hotel Customer Feedback.
Yingcai Wu, Furu Wei, Shixia Liu, Norman Au, Weiwei Cui, Hong Zhou, and Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE InfoVis 2010)

Context preserving dynamic word cloud visualization.
Weiwei Cui, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Furu Wei, Michelle X. Zhou, and Huamin Qu.
In IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2010.

Quantitative effectiveness measures for direct volume rendered images.
Yingcai Wu, Huamin Qu, Ka-Kei Chung, and Ming-Yuen Chan.
In IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2010.

Interactive visual optimization and analysis for RFID benchmarking.
Yingcai Wu, Ka-Kei Chung, Huamin Qu, Xiaoru Yuan, and S.C. Cheung.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2009)

Perception-based transparency optimization for direct volume rendering.
Ming-Yuen Chan, Yingcai Wu, Wai-Ho Mak, Wei Chen, and Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2009). Honorable Mention Award, Best Paper Candidate.

Focus+context route zooming and information overlay in 3d urban environments.
Huamin Qu, Haomian Wang, Weiwei Cui, Yingcai Wu, and Ming-Yuen Chan.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2009). Cover Image

Splatting the lines in parallel coordinates.
Hong Zhou, Weiwei Cui, Huamin Qu, Yingcai Wu, Xiaoru Yuan, and Wei Zhuo.
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2009)

Relation-aware volume exploration pipeline.
Ming-Yuen Chan, Huamin Qu, Ka-Kei Chung, Wai-Ho Mak, and Yingcai Wu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2008)

Interactive transfer function design based on editing direct volume rendered images.
Yingcai Wu and Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13(5):1027-1040, 2007.

Quality enhancement of direct volume rendered images.
Ming-Yuen Chan, Yingcai Wu, and Huamin Qu.
In IEEE/EG International Symposium on Volume Graphics, pages 25-32. 2007. Cover Image

Palette-style volume visualization.
Yingcai Wu, Anbang Xu, Ming-Yuen Chan, Huamin Qu, and Ping Guo.
In IEEE/EG International Symposium on Volume Graphics, pages 33-40. 2007.

MIP-guided image visualization with multi-dimensional transfer function.
Ming-Yuen Chan, Yingcai Wu, Huamin Qu, Albert C.S. Chung, and Wilbur C. K. Wong.
In Computer Graphics International Conference, pages 372-384. 2006.

Controllable and progressive edge clustering for large networks.
Huamin Qu, Hong Zhou, and Yingcai Wu.
In International Symposium on Graph Drawing, pages 399-404. 2006.

Quantitative effectiveness metrics for direct volume rendering.
Yingcai Wu, Huamin Qu, Ka-Kei Chung, Wai-Ho Mak, and Anbang Xu.
In IEEE Visualization 2007. 2007. Best Poster Candidate.

Transfer function fusing.
Yingcai Wu, Huamin Qu, Hong Zhou, and Ming-Yuen Chan.
In IEEE Visualization. 2006. Best Poster Candidate.