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Lingyun Yu

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Dr. Lingyun Yu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing (CPT) at the Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU).She obtained her PhD on Scientific Visualization and Interaction Techniques at the University of Groningen in 2013. After that, she worked as a Lecturer and Associate Professor in Hangzhou Dianzi University, from 2014 to 2017. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) from 2016 to 2019. Her research focuses on interactive scientific visualization, human-computer interaction and visual storytelling methods, in particular, interacting with scientific visualizations using 3D interaction techniques. She is specifically interested in 3D interaction techniques and HCI techniques through which users can fluidly express their intention to data exploration and explanation.Personal website: PhD students and Research AssistantsI have three PhD scholarships for potential candidates working on interactive visualization, visual storytelling and immersive visualization. If you are interested in Data Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Interface Design and Interaction Techniques, and if you are hardworking, creative and well-motivated for high-quality research, please send an email with your CV and research plan (

Research interests

Data visualization

Interaction techniques design

Human-computer interaction

Data physicalization


Visual storytelling


Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University - 2020 to Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Groningen - 2017 to 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) - 2016 to 2017

Associate Professor, Hangzhou Dianzi University - 2016

Lecturer, Hangzhou Dianzi University - 2014 to 2015

Part-time Lecturer, Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University - 2013 to 2014

Lecturer, Zhejiang Police College - 2007 to 2008


CSE413 Information Visualization

CSE405 Interactive Systems

CSE208 Human-Centric Computing

Awards and honours

Suzhou Science and Education Talents (科教骨干人才), 2022

Second Prize (Supervisor), Data Challenges in ChinaVis, 2022

Jiangsu Shuangchuang PhD (双创博士), 2021

Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at IEEE Scientific Visualization (IEEE VIS) 2012

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics, University of Groningen - 2013

M.Eng in Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality, Hangzhou Dianzi University - 2007

B.Eng in Computer Science and Technology, Hangzhou Dianzi University - 2004

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