Ph.D.
Visualization and Visual Analytics Group (PKUVIS)

Key Laboratory of Machine Perception (Minister of Education), Center for Information Science, School of EECS
Peking University, Beijing. P.R.China
Email: simingchen3 [at] gmail [dot] com

I received my Ph.D. on Computer Science at EECS, Peking University under the supervisor of Prof. Xiaoru Yuan. My research interests are in spatial temporal visualization and social network visual analytics. I like computers, travelling and poems. I believe information can be spread widely through visual communication.

Education

  • Sep 2011 - 2017, Peking University, Beijing, PRC, Ph.D on Computer and Information Technology

  • Sep 2007 - 2011, Fudan University, Shanghai, PRC, BS on Information Security, School of Computer Science and Technology, minor in World Economy and Trade, School of Economics.

Research

  • 2010 - present, Visualization and Visual Analysis Group of Peking University
    Focusing on spatial-temporal data visualization and information spreading and security visual analytics, supervisor: Prof. Xiaoru Yuan

  • 2009 - 2010, Multimedia and Image Process Lab in Fudan University
    Focusing on routing protocols of Ad-hoc network and image processing, supervisor: Prof. Bo Yan

Publications

    Papers
  • Siming Chen, Shuai Chen, Lijing Lin, Xiaoru Yuan, Jie Liang, Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang.
    E-Map: A Visual Analytics Approach for Exploring Significant Event Evolutions in Social Media.
    in Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST'17), Accepted.

  • | Paper | Video | Slides |
  • Siming Chen, Lijing Lin, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Social Media Visual Analytics.
    Computer Graphics Forum (EuroVis State-of-the-Art Report'17), 36(3): 563-587, 2017.

  • | Paper | pdf (24.6 MB) | Slides | ppt (80.1 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Shuai Chen, Zhenhuang Wang, Jie Liang, Xiaoru Yuan, Nan Cao, Yadong Wu.
    D-Map: Visual Analysis of Ego-centric Information Diffusion Patterns in Social Media.
    in Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST'16), pages 41-50, Baltimore, USA, Oct. 23-28, 2016.

  • | Paper | pdf (18 MB) | Video | mpeg4 (16 MB) | Slides | ppt (54.6 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Zuchao Wang, Jie Liang, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Uncertainty-aware Visual Analytics for Exploring Human Behaviors from Heterogeneous Spatial Temporal Data.
    in Proceedings of the Third Conference of China Visualization and Visual Analytics (ChinaVis'16), Honorable mention for Best Paper Award, Changsha, China, Jul.21-23, 2016.

  • | Paper | Video | Slides |
  • Min Lu, Jie Liang, Yu Zhang, Guozheng Li, Siming Chen, Zongru Li and Xiaoru Yuan
    Interaction+: Interaction Enhancement for Web-based Visualizations.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2017), pages 61-70, Seoul, Korea, Apr.17-20, 2017.

  • | Paper | pdf (1.6 MB) | Video | mpeg4 (14.9 MB) |
  • Zhenhuang Wang, Siming Chen, Xiaoru Yuan
    Visual Analysis for Microblog Topic Modeling.
    Journal of Software (ChinaVis'16) , in Chinese, 2017, Accepted.

  • | Paper | Video | Slides |
  • Xiaoru Yuan, Zhenhuang Wang, Zipeng Liu, Lijing Lin, Cong Guo, Siming Chen, Donghao Ren
    Visualization of Social Media Flows with Interactively Identified Key Players.
    in Proceedings of the Third Conference of China Visualization and Visual Analytics (ChinaVis'16), Changsha, China, Jul.21-23, 2016.

  • | Paper | Video | Slides |
  • Siming Chen, Xiaoru Yuan, Zhenhuang Wang, Cong Guo, Jie Liang, Zuchao Wang, Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang and Jiawan Zhang.
    Interactive Visual Discovering of Movement Patterns from Sparsely Sampled Geo-tagged Social Media Data.
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (VAST'15), 22(1): 270-279,2016.

  • | Paper | pdf (12.2 MB) | Video | video (37.8 MB) | Slides | ppt (57.4 MB) | Preview Video | video (9.6 MB) |
  • Min Lu, Zuchao Wang, Xiaoru Yuan, Siming Chen, Tangzhi Ye.
    Visual Exploration of Urban Data.
    Communications of China Computer Federation (CCCF), Invited Paper, in Chinese, 12(8):32-39, 2016

  • | Paper | pdf (3.8 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Cong Guo, Xiaoru Yuan, Fabian Merkle, Hanna Schaefer and Thomas Ertl.
    OCEANS: online collaborative explorative analysis on network security.
    in Proceedings of the Eleventh Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec'14), Pages 1-8, Paris, France, Nov.10, 2014.

  • | Paper | pdf (1.8 MB) | Video | mpeg4 (11.7 MB) | Slides | pdf |

    Posters and Others
  • Lijing Lin, Siming Chen, Fan Hong, Chufan Lai, Shuai Chen, Xiaoru Yuan.
    GraphLDA: Latent Dirichlet Allocation-based Visual Exploration of Dynamic Graphs.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis'17)

  • | Paper | pdf (0.7 MB) | Poster | pdf (16.7 MB) |
  • Zhibang Jiang, Siming Chen, Shuai Chen, Yumiao Sun, and Xiaoru Yuan.
    Ferment and Counter Revolution: A Visual Storytelling for "Gauze Event" in Social Media.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis'17), Storytelling Contest

  • | Movie | mp4 (13.7 MB) | Poster | pdf (10.3 MB) |
  • Guozheng Li, Yu Zhang, Siming Chen, Haocheng Zhang, Jie Liang, Xiaoju Dong, Jinsong Wang, Xiaoru Yuan.
    SignalTreeExplorer: A Multi-Tree Comparison System for Visually Exploring Time Sequential Communication Data.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis'17)

  • | Paper | pdf (1.3 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Zhenhuang Wang, Jie Liang, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Weibo Footprint: A Web-based Visualization System to Analyzing Spatial-temporal Movement of Geo-tagged Social Media Users.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis'16)

  • | Paper | pdf (9.4 MB) | Poster | pdf (42.5 MB) | Demo | Online Demo |
  • Yining Nie, Siming Chen, Xiaoru Yuan, Zhimin Huang, Ka-Wai Chan.
    China’s Property Market Visual Report: An Interactive Web-based Narrative Visualization for Data Journalism.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis'16)

  • | Paper | pdf (1.2 MB) | Poster | pdf (12.1 MB) | Demo | Online Demo |
  • Min Lu, Jie Liang, Zongru Li, Siming Chen, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Filter+: Interaction Argument for Web-based Visualizations
    In Proceedings of the third Conference on China Visualization and Visual Analytics, 2016. Best Poster Award.

  • | Paper | pdf (2.2 MB) | Video | video (9.1 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Zuchao Wang, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Behavior Visual Analysis Supporting Spatial/temporal Data with Uncertainty.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2015).

  • | Paper | pdf (1.2 MB) | Poster | pdf (17.7 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Interactive Visual Classification and Analysis on Network Activity.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2015).

  • | Paper | pdf (1.8 MB) | Poster | pdf (10.8 MB) |
  • Zuchao Wang, Xiaoru Yuan, Tangzhi Ye, Youfeng Hao, Siming Chen, Jie Liang, Qiusheng Li, Haiyang Wang, Yadong Wu.
    Visual data quality analysis for taxi GPS data.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST), 2015 Honorable Mention for Best Poster Award.

  • | Paper | pdf (4 MB) | Video | Video (8.1 MB) | Poster | pdf (6.8 MB) |
  • Xiaoru Yuan, Xin Zhang, Zhenhuang Wang, Cong Guo, Siming Chen, Donghao Ren, Jie Liang.
    A Hybrid Approach to Support Microblog-based Geo-Visual Analytics.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2015).

  • | Paper | pdf (1.9 MB) | Poster | pdf (7.4 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Cong Guo, Xiaoru Yuan, Jiawan Zhang, Xiaolong(Luke) Zhang.
    MovementFinder: Visual Analytics of Origin-Destination Patterns from Geo-tagged Social Media.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST).

  • | Paper | pdf (3.88 MB) | Poster | pdf (28.9 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Chenglong Wang, Zipeng Liu, Zhenhuang Wang, Zuchao Wang, Zhengjie Miao, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Visual analytics support for collecting and correlating evidence for intelligence analysis.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST).

  • | Paper | pdf (11.7 MB) | Poster | pdf (16.7 MB) | Slides | ppt (18.2 MB) |
  • Fan Hong, Siming Chen, Hanqi Guo, Xiaoru Yuan, Jian Huang, Yongxian Zhang.
    Visual Analysis of Ionospheric Disturbance Hypotheses about Earthquake.
    In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Scientific Visualization (SciVis).

  • | Paper | pdf (3.74 MB) | Poster | pdf |
  • Siming Chen, Zhenhuang Wang, Qingya Shu, Xiaoru Yuan.
    Avianflu Visualization.
    Beijing Design Week, GeoCity Smart City-International Information Design Exhibition, Beijing, China, 2013. September 26 - Octobor 13, 2013 (Design Exhibition).

  • | Demo | Online Demo |

Academic Awards

  • Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award, ChinaVis'16

  • Best Poster Award, ChinaVis'16

  • Honorable Mention for Best Poster Award, IEEE VAST'15

  • Yu Zhang, Guozheng Li, Chufan Lai, Qiangqiang Liu, Shuai Chen, Lu Feng, Tangzhi Ye, Siming Chen, Ren Zuo, Zhuo Zhang, Zhanyi Wang, Xin Huang, Fengchao Xu, Li Yu, Shunlong Zhang, Qiusheng Li, Xiaoru Yuan
    STAD-HD: Spatial Temporal Anomaly Detection for Heterogeneous Data through Visual Analytics. In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge), Outstanding Comprehensive Solution Award, 2016.

  • | Paper | pdf (1.5 MB) | Video | Video (11.6 MB) |
  • Tangzhi Ye, Youfeng Hao, Zhenhuang Wang, Chufan Lai, Siming Chen, Zongru Li, Jie Liang and Xiaoru Yuan.
    Behavior analysis through collaborative visual exploration on trajectory data In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge), Honorable Mention for Good Support for Flexible and Collaborative Analysis, 2015.

  • | Paper | pdf (2.9 MB) | Video | video |
  • Siming Chen, Zuchao Wang, Zipeng Liu, Zhenhuang Wang, Chenglong Wang, Zhengjie Miao and Xiaoru Yuan.
    MovementFinder: Multiple filters for spatial temporal visual analytics. In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge), Award for Excellent Comprehensive Visual Analysis System, 2014.

  • | Paper | pdf (1.70 MB) | Video | Video (8.1 MB) |
  • Chenglong Wang, Siming Chen, Zhengjie Miao and Xiaoru Yuan.
    Story Explorer: A Visual Analysis Tool for Heterogeneous Text Data. In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge), Award for Excellent Detailed Analysis, 2014.

  • | Paper | pdf (0.8 MB) | Video | Video (18.9 MB) |
  • Zipeng Liu, Zhenhuang Wang, Siming Chen, Zuchao Wang, Zhengjie Miao and Xiaoru Yuan.
    A Platform For Collaborative Visual Analysis on Streaming Messages. In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge), Award for Excellent Collaborative Streaming Analysis, 2014.

  • | Paper | pdf (1.86 MB) | Video | Video (54.8 MB) |
  • Siming Chen, Fabian Merkle, Hanna Schafer, Hongwei Ai, Cong Guo, Xiaoru Yuan and Thomas Ertl.
    AnNetTe - Visual Analytics for Network Security Data. In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge), Award of Outstanding Situation Awareness, 2013.

  • | Paper | pdf (0.8 MB) | Poster | pdf (43.9 MB) | Video | Video (49.4 MB) | Slide | PPT (23.7 MB) |

Projects

  • 300x200

    E-Map: Map-like Visual Metaphor for Social Event Evolution Analysis

    Project the multi-faceted and complex features in social event onto a semantic, structured and explorable map.

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    State-of-the-Art Report for Social Media Visual Analytics

    Provide visualization and visual analytics taxonomies for advanced social media visual analytics.

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    Visual Analytics for Dynamic Graph with Topic Modeling

    Analyze the evolution of dynamic graph based on mining methods with the visual analytics approach.

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    WeiboFootprint - Telling Stories of Geo-tagged Social Media Trajectories

    Crowd participating visualization system, making every social media users reflecting and analyzing his trajectories.

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    Emergency Information Analysis with Geo-tagged Social Media

    Provide visualization system and case studies of Ludian/Yaan to support analyzing earthquake catalog with geo-tagged social media and help information.

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    D-Map: Ego-centric Information Diffusion Visual Analytics in Social Media

    Provide a map-based metaphor for constructing the ego-centric social network, analyzing the information diffusion patterns among communities.

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    Visual Analytics of Sparsely Sampled Geo-tagged Data

    Considering the uncertainty caused by the sparsely sampled geo-tagged data, derive reliable movement pattern with semantics.

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    Multi-variate Law Visualization and Exploration

    Provide LawVis system to visualize the searching result of Chinese laws, enabling lawyer for better navigating and analyzing the laws in multiple aspects.

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    Interactive Visual Classification and Analysis on Network Activity

    Provide an online visual analytics system to analyze the dynamic NetFlow data, to classify the network and detect abnormal events .

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    IEEE VAST Challenge 2014 - Award for Excellent Comprehensive Visual Analysis System

    Provide MovementFinder system to solve the challenge of spatial temporal event detection from IEEE VAST Challenge 2014, Mini Challenge 2.

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    IEEE VAST Challenge 2014 - Award for Excellent Detailed Analysis


    Provide Story Explorer system to solve the challenge of news, email and entity relationship analysis from IEEE VAST Challenge 2014, Mini Challenge 1.

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    Visual Analytics of Origin-Destination Patterns from Geo-tagged Social Media

    Provide an online visual analytics system to analyze the spatial, temporal and text information based on geo-tagged Sina Weibo data .

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    IEEE VAST Challenge 2013 - Award of Outstanding Situation Awareness

    Provide AnNetTe system to solve the challenge of network scurity from IEEE VAST Challenge 2013, Mini Challenge 3

  • 300x200

    Avianflu Visualization


    Visualization of spatial temporal events of Avianflu in China, providing understanding of the avian flu evolution.

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    Visual Analysis of Ionospheric Disturbance Hypotheses on Earthquake

    Provide query-based system to illustrate the relationship between earthquake events and ionospheric disturbance.

Professional Services

    Conference Organizing Committee Members

  • Publicity Chair, IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2017

    Conference Program Committee Members

  • IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), 2015 - 2016

    Reviewers (Journal)

  • Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), ACM, 2017.

  • Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A), IEEE, 2017.

  • Journal of Visual Communication and Language (JVLC), Elsevier, 2016.

  • Information Visualization (IV), SAGE Publications, 2016 - 2017

  • Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), IEEE, 2015

    Reviewers (Conference)

  • IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology Conference (VAST), 2016

  • IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis), 2016

  • IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference (SciVis), 2016

  • Eurographic/IEEE-VGTC Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis), 2015-2017

  • IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2016 - 2017

  • ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016 - 2017

  • ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2016

  • China Visualization and Visual Analytics Conference (ChinaVis), 2016

  • IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), 2015 - 2016

  • IEEE VAST Challenge, 2015 - 2016

  • ChinaVis Data Challenge, 2016

Activities

  • 2016, Volunteer of IEEE VIS (VAST, InfoVis, SciVis), Baltimore, USA.

  • 2015, Volunteer of IEEE VIS (VAST, InfoVis, SciVis), Chicago, USA.

  • 2015, Finalist and Best Presentation Award in Huawei-Cup National Innovation Challenges, Huawei Corp., Shanghai, China, 2015

  • 2014, Volunteer of IEEE VIS (VAST, InfoVis, SciVis), Paris, France.

  • 2014, Volunteer of 1st Conference of China Visual Analytics (ChinaVA), Beijing, China.

  • 2013, 2nd Runner-up for the Academic Speech Contest, Peking University, China

  • 2013, Volunteer of World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC), Beijing, China.

  • 2012, Volunteer of China Interaction Design Experience Day (IXDC), Beijing, China.

  • 2011, Volunteer of the Seventh Joint Workshop on Machine Perception and Robotics (MPR), Beijing, China.

  • 2010, Leader volunteer of Shanghai EXPO 2010, Shanghai, China.

  • 2010, Second Runner-up team of Fudan University - University College Dublin “iShamrock Software Competition 2010”.

  • 2010, Social activity award by Fudan University of "Investigation of of Economic Storm" project, Chongqing, China.

  • 2008 - 2009 Vice-president of Club of Poetry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Personal

  • My selected photography, travelling and poems
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