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Dr. Jian Zhao is an assistant professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, who conducts research in information visualization, human-computer interaction, and data science.

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Dr. Jian Zhao is an assistant professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, where he directs the WatVis (Waterloo Visualization) group. His research interests include information visualization, human-computer interaction, and data science. His work contributes to the development of advanced interactive visualizations that promote the interplay of human, machine, and data.

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Dr. Jian Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, where he directs the WatVis (Waterloo Visualization) research group. He is also a member of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (Waterloo.ai). His research lies in the intersection of information visualization, human-computer interaction, and data science. He is dedicated to developing advanced interaction and visualization techniques that promote the interplay between humans, machines, and data. Dr. Zhao received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. He is the recipient of several awards such as NSERC Discovery Grant Accelerator Award and seven best paper or honorable mention paper awards at top-tier venues (e.g., VIS, CHI, and MobileHCI). He has served on the program committees and has taken critical roles (e.g., Publication Chairs and Paper Chairs) in the organizing committees of many world-class conferences such as VIS, CHI, PacificVis, and ChinaVis. In addition, he has experiences working at other leading industry labs including Microsoft, IBM, and Adobe Research. Dr. Zhao holds more than a dozen patents and some have successfully generated impact on products. His research has been covered in various media outlines including The Record, CBC News, and CityNews. More information can be found on his website: www.jeffjianzhao.com.

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赵健博士是加拿大滑铁卢大学计算机科学学院的助理教授,在此领导滑铁卢可视化(WatVis)研究组。他同时是滑铁卢人工智能研究所和可持续航空研究所的成员。他的研究方向集中于信息可视化,人机交互和数据科学的交叉运用。他致力于开发高级交互和可视化技术来优化人、机器和数据之间的交流。赵老师博士毕业于多伦多大学计算机科学系。他曾获得多个奖项,包括NSERC Discovery Grant Accelerator奖以及七项全球顶级会议的最佳论文和最佳论文提名奖(例如VIS,CHI和MobileHCI)。他曾多次参与许多世界一流的学术会议(例如VIS,CHI,PacificVis和ChinaVis)的程序委员会和在其组织委员会中担任重要职务(例如Publication Chairs和Paper Chairs)。此外,他还曾在多家一流业界实验室工作过(包括Microsoft,IBM和Adobe研究院等)。赵老师已有十多项专利,其中一些已成功应用在产品中。他的研究成果曾经被多家媒体报道,包括 The Record,CBC News,和CityNews等。有关更多信息,请访问他的个人网站:www.jeffjianzhao.com

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