About Me

My name is Chen Zhutian(陈竹天), currently an Ph.D. student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I’m a member of HKUST VisLab, supervised by Prof. Qu Huamin. I used to be an undergraduate student at South China University of Technology, advised by Prof.Yi Cai.

From January to April 2015, I worked as a research assistant at the CAD & CG Lab at the Zhejiang University, under the supervision of Assistant Professor Yingcai Wu. Before that I worked as a research intern in Internet Graphics Group, Microsoft Research Asia, from June 2014 to January 2015. And this is the beginning of my experience of visualization in which I’m quite interested.

My research interests include Visual Analytics, Augmented Reality, and Information Visualization.


Research Projects


Exploring the design space of immersive urban analytics

Zhutian Chen, Yifang Wang, Tianchen Sun, Xiang Gao, Wei Chen, Zhigeng Pan, Huamin Qu, Yingcai Wu.

In Visual Informatics 2017 [PDF]

StreamExplorer: A Multi-Stage System for Visually Exploring Events in Social Streams

Yingcai Wu, Zhutian Chen, Guodao Sun, Xiao Xie, Nan Cao, Shixia Liu, Weiwei Cui.

In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) 2017 [PDF] [Video]

Immersive Urban Analytics through Exploded Views

Zhutian Chen, Huamin Qu, Yingcai Wu.

In IEEE VIS 2017 Workshop on Immersive Analytics [PDF] [Link]

Animated narrative visualization for video clickstream data

Yun Wang, Zhutian Chen, Quan Li, Xiaojuan Ma, Qiong Luo, Huamin Qu

In SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Symposium on Visualization [PDF] [DOI] [Demo]

STAC: Enhancing Stacked Graphs for Time Series Analysis

Yun Wang, Tongshuang Wu, Zhutian Chen, Qiong Luo, Huamin Qu.

In IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2016 (PacificVis'16) [PDF] [DOI]

Awards and Honors

2015.03 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPFS) 2015/16 awardees
2013 - 2014 The Top 10 Leading Students at SCUT(The highest honor in SCUT)
2013 - 2014 National Scholarship again
2014.04 Meritorious Winner of Interdisciplinary Contest In Modeling
2013 - 2014 Tencent Technology Excellence Scholarship
2012 - 2013 National Scholarship
2013.05 First Prizer of The 4th “Blue Bridge Cup” Design Contest Gruangdong Province Round
2011 - 2012 National Scholarship for Encouragement

Working Experience


2015.01 - 2015.04 Research Assistant
Research Assistant in CAD & CG Lab at the Zhejiang University

2014.06 - 2015.01 Research Assistant
Internship in Internet Graphics Group of MSRA

2012.09 - 2014.05 Undergraduate researcher
Worked in CIKE Research Group, SCUT