Liang ZhouPh.D.

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Health Data Science, Peking University

Contact Info

No.38 Xueyuan Rd.; Haidian District; Beijing; China. 100091

Education & Postdoctoral Training


University of Utah, USA - Ph.D. in Computing, 2008 - 2014


SCI Institute, University of Utah, USA - Research Associate, 2019 - 2020

VISUS, University of Stuttgart, Germany - Research Associate, 2015 - 2018

SCI Institute, University of Utah, USA - Postdoc Researcher, 2014 – 2015

Major Committee Assignments

Committee member, China Society of Image and Graphics—Technical Committee on Visualization and Visual Analytics (CSIG-VIS)

International Presentations

Dagstuhl seminar on Visualization and Decision Making Design Under Uncertainty, 2022

ChinaVis 2021.


IEEE PacificVis 2020

ACM Symposium on Applied Perception 2019



Narrative Report of Research Contributions

My research interests include scientific and information visualization, the application of visual perception in visualization, visual analysis of health data, and medical mixed reality. In particular, my research leverages multidimensional data analysis methods and visual perception theories for solving visualization problems and designing visual analysis solutions for health data. Specifically, I studied new visual mappings for parallel coordinates and dimensional reduction methods for multidimensional data, visual-perception-guided visualization and enhancement methods for 2D scalar data, transfer function design and analysis of multivariate 3D volume data, and visual analysis of Chinese medicine data and adverse drug reports. Some of my current research is on medical mixed reality methods for anatomical and surgical training. I work closely with clinical physicians and medical researchers to address healthcare challenges by combining the expertise of humans and computers in the form of interactive visualization and automated data analysis.

BIBLIOGRAPHY  (Full Paper List)

Yicen Yan, Jie Tian, Yang Wang, Yurong Li, Chong Zhang, Shenxi Zhang, Pingping Lin, Rui Peng,Chunxia Zhao, Le Zhuang, Binbin Lai*, Liang Zhou*, Guohong Zhang*, Hang Li*. (*: joint corresponding authors) Transcriptomic heterogeneity of skin across different anatomic sites. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jid.2022.08.053

Kaiyi Zhang^, Liang Zhou^*, Lu Chen, Shitong He, Daniel Weiskopf, and Yunhai Wang (^: joint first authors, *: corresponding author). Angle-Uniform Parallel Coordinates, Computational Visual Media, early access. DOI: 10.1007/s41095-022-0291-7.

Zongyang Gao^, Yu Yang^, Ruogu Meng, Jinyang Yu, and Liang Zhou*(^: joint corresponding authors, *: corresponding author). Automatic Assessment of Adverse Drug Reaction Reports with Interactive Visual Exploration. Scientific Reports, vol. 12, Article number: 6777 (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-10887-5.

Liang Zhou^*, Mengjie Fan^, Charles Hansen, Chris R. Johnson, and Daniel Weiskopf (^: joint first authors, *: corresponding author). A Review of Three-Dimensional Medical Image Visualization. Health Data Science, vol. 2022, Article ID 9840519. DOI: 10.34133/2022/9840519.

Xiaoxuan Hu, Suyuan Peng, Haijing Hou, Nizhi Yang, Yongjie Lv, and Liang Zhou* (*: corresponding author). Visual Analysis of Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Records. Journal of Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, 2021, 33 (12): 1866-1875. DOI:  10.3724/SP.J.1089.2021.19259. (In Chinese)

Rongzheng Bian, Jian Zhang, Liang Zhou, Peng Jiang, Baoquan Chen, Yunhai Wang. t-SNE for Complex Multi-Manifold High-Dimensional Data. Journal of Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, 2021, 33 (11): 1746-1754. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1089.2021.18806. (In Chinese)