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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 interactive visualizations that optimize the analytical workflow of solving complex real-world data problems. 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 six best paper or honorable mention paper awards at top-tier venues (e.g., VIS, CHI, and MobileHCI). He has served on the program committees of many world-class conferences (e.g., VIS and CHI) as well as has taken leadership roles in the organizing committees such as VIS, PacificVis, ChinaVis, and ISVC. 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. More information can be found on his website: 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。他致力于开发交互式的可视化系统来优化现实中复杂数据问题的分析流程。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奖以及六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的程序委员会(例如VIS和CHI)并在其组织委员会中担任组织领导职务(例如VIS,PacificVis,ChinaVis和ISVC)。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。有关更多信息,请访问他的个人网站:www.jeffjianzhao.com