Leo Zhicheng Liu

Research Scientist

Creative Intelligence Lab, Seattle

Leo is a research scientist at Adobe Research. His primary research interests are in the areas of information visualization, visual analytics, and cognitive science. He builds interactive systems to support data analysis and use empirical methods to understand the nature and processes of visual analysis.

Leo completed his Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech in 2012, advised by John Stasko. His thesis work investigated the problem of modeling and visualizing multi-dimensional data as networks. Leo then worked as a postdoc with Jeff Heer at Stanford University on imMens, a system that enables real-time visual querying of billion+ element databases.

Please visit Leo’s personal webpage for detailed information about his research.

My Publications

Data Illustrator: Augmenting Vector Design Tools with Lazy Data Binding for Expressive Visualization Authoring

Liu, L., Thompson, J., Wilson, A., Dontcheva, M., Delorey, J., Grigg, S., Kerr, B., Stasko, J. (Apr. 16, 2018)
Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

CoreFlow: Extracting and Visualizing Branching Patterns from Event Sequences

Liu, L., Kerr, B., Dontcheva, M., Grover, J., Hoffman, M., Wilson, A. (Jun. 1, 2017)
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis)

Patterns and Sequences: Interactive Exploration of Clickstreams to Understand Common Visitor Paths

Liu, L., Wang, Y., Dontcheva, M., Hoffman, M., Walker, S., Wilson, A. (Aug. 10, 2016)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Volume: 23, Issue 1)

Data-Driven Guides: Supporting Expressive Design for Information Graphics

Kim, N., Schweickart, E., Liu, L., Dontcheva, M., Li, W., Popović, J., Pfister, H. (Aug. 8, 2016)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Volume: 23, Issue 1)

DataTone: Managing ambiguity in natural language interfaces for data visualization

Gao, T., Dontcheva, M., Adar, E., Liu, L., Karahalios, K. (Nov. 8, 2015)
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

Learning style similarity for searching infographics

Saleh, B., Dontcheva, M., Hertzmann, A., Liu, L. (Jun. 3, 2015)
Proceedings of Graphics Interface Conference

MatrixWave: Visual comparison of event sequence data

Zhao, J., Liu, L., Dontcheva, M., Hertzmann, A., Wilson, A. (Apr. 18, 2015)
Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)