Yi Han

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I am a HCI and visual analytics researcher with master’s and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In the past, I worked as a researcher at Disney Imagineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and Delta Electronics. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Information Management from National Central University in Taiwan. Currently, I am an assistant professor at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan.


Analyzing Visualization Interactions using Visual Analytics
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Doctoral Dissertation [link]
2016 IEEE VIS LIVVIL Workshop [paper]
2016 IEEE VIS The Event Event Workshop [paper]

CfD Visualization

Visualizing Heterogenous Behavioral and Medical Data
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Doctoral Dissertation [link]

Visual Analytics System for Radio Frequency Fingerprinting-based Localization Systems

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IEEE VAST 2009 [paper][video]


Visualizing Proximal Temporal Relationships of Interval-based Events
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EuroVis 2015 (Computer Graphics Forum) [paper][video]

Using Visualization to Explore Social and Communicative Behaviors

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2013 VAHC Workshop [paper]
2013 IEEE Infovis poster

Using Text Messaging to Support Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

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Journal of Pediatric Nursing (2015) [link]



  • Y. Han, "Understanding Visual Analysis Processes from User Interactions using Visual Analytics," Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2016 [link].
  • Y. Han, G. D. Abowd, and J. Stasko, “Requirements for Visual Interaction Analysis Systems,” IEEE VIS 2016 Workshop on Logging Interactive Visualizations & Visualizing Interaction Logs, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2016 [paper].
  • Y. Han, G. D. Abowd, and J. Stasko, “Flexible Organization, Exploration, and Analysis of Visualization Application Interaction Events using Visual Analytics,” IEEE VIS 2016 Workshop on The Event Event: Temporal & Sequential Event Analysis, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2016. [paper].
  • A. A. O’Kane, Y. Han, and R. Arriaga, “Varied & Bespoke Caregiver Needs: Organizing and Communicating Diabetes Care for Children in the DIY Era,” 10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Cancun, Mexico, 2016 [link].
  • Y. Han, A. Rozga, N. Dimitrova, G. D. Abowd, and J. Stasko, "Visual Analysis of Proximal Temporal Relationships of Social and Communicative Behaviors," Computer Graphics Forum (EuroVis 2015), vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 51–60, 2015 [paper].
  • Y. Han, M. S. Faulkner, H. Fritz, D. Fadoju, A. Muir, G. D. Abowd, L. Head, and R. I. Arriaga, "A Pilot Randomized Trial of Text-Messaging for Symptom Awareness and Diabetes Knowledge in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes," Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 850–861, 2015 [link].
  • R. Khurana, Y. Han, and R. I. Arriaga, "SMSpress: An SMS research management system," 2014 6th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE), Austin, TX, USA, 2014, pp. 75–81 [link].
  • J. Choo, Y. Han, M. Hu, H. Kim, J. Nugent, F. Poggi, H. Park, and J. Stasko, "Exploring anomalies in GAStech: VAST 2014 Mini Challenge 1 and 2," 2014 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), Paris, France, 2014, pp. 347–348.
  • Y. Han, A. Rozga, J. Stasko, and G. D. Abowd, "Visual Exploration of Common Behaviors for Developmental Health," in Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare (VAHC), Washington, DC, USA, 2013, pp. 15–18. [paper]
  • J. Stasko, J. Choo, Y. Han, M. Hu, H. Pileggi, R. Sadana, and C. D. Stolper, "CiteVis: Exploring Conference Paper Citation Data Visually," poster at the IEEE VIS 2013 Conference, Altanta, GA, USA, 2013.
  • Y. Han, A. Rozga, J. T. Stasko, and G. D. Abowd, "Using Visual Analytics to Understand Social and Communicative Behaviors," poster at the IEEE VIS 2013 Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2013.
  • Z. Ye, Y. Li, A. Fathi, Y. Han, A. Rozga, G. D. Abowd, and J. M. Rehg, "Detecting Eye Contact Using Wearable Eye-tracking Glasses," in Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, New York, NY, USA, 2012, pp. 699–704 [link].
  • Y. Han, T.-J. Yun, G. D. Abowd, and R. I. Arriaga, "How to Design Persuasive Health Technologies for Adolescents with Chronic Illness?," CHI 2012 Workshop on Personal Informatics in Practice: Improving Quality of Life Through Data, Austin, TX, USA, 2012. [paper]
  • Y. Han, A. Fathi, G. D. Abowd, and J. M. Rehg, "Automated Detection of Mutual Eye Contact and Joint Attention Using a Single Wearable Camera System," International Meeting for Autism Research (Innovative Technologies Demonstration), Toronto, Canada, 2012.
  • Nazneen, Y. Han, R. I. Arriaga, G. D. Abowd, N. Call, and A. Findley, "An Investigation of Parent’s Ability to Report Problem Behavior," International Meeting for Autism Research (Innovative Technologies Demonstration), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2010.
  • Y. Han, E. P. Stuntebeck, J. T. Stasko, and G. D. Abowd, "A visual analytics system for radio frequency fingerprinting-based localization," IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST), Atlantic City, NJ, USA, 2009, pp. 35–42.[paper]