Guodao Sun(孙国道) godoor.sun [at]
Word cloud of my papers until 2014


I'm currently an assistant professor at College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China. I received B.Sc. in computer science and technology (2010), and Ph.D. degree in January, 2016 under the supervision of Ronghua Liang. During my Ph.D study, I studied and worked as a visiting intern at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under Prof. Huamin Qu's supervision from February 2013 to July 2013, a research intern at Internet Graphics Group, Microsoft Research Asia with Yingcai Wu from July 2013 to January 2015, and a visiting intern at The Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems headed by Thomas Ertl at the University of Stuttgart from July 2015 to December 2015. At present, I'm interested in exploring large data using interactive visual analytics with focus on data such as urban data (vehicles, human movement, environment etc.), social data (social media, social network etc.).

Selected Publications:

SocialWave: Visual Analysis of Spatio-temporal Diffusion of Information on Social Media
Guodao Sun, Tan Tang, Tai-Quan Peng, Ronghua Liang, Yingcai Wu
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 9(2):1–23, 2017
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
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, to appear, 2017
Embedding Spatio-temporal Information into Maps by Route-Zooming
Guodao Sun, Ronghua Liang, Huamin Qu, and Yingcai Wu
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(5):1506-1519, 2017
Looking into saliency model via space-time visualization
Haoran Liang, Ronghua Liang, and Guodao Sun
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 18(11):2271-2281, 2016
TravelDiff: Visual Comparison Analytics for Massive Movement Patterns Derived from Twitter
Robert Krüger, Guodao Sun, Fabian Beck, Ranghua Liang, and Thomas Ertl
IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, pages 176–183, 2016
EvoRiver: Visual Analysis of Topic Coopetition on Social Media
Guodao Sun, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Tai-Quan Peng, Jonathan JH Zhu, and Ronghua Liang
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12):1753-1762, 2014
Embedding Temporal Display into Maps for Occlusion-Free Visualization of Spatio-temporal Data
Guodao Sun, Yang Liu, Wenbin Wu, Ronghua Liang, and Huamin Qu
IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, pages 185-192, 2014
A Survey of Visual Analytics Techniques and Applications: State-of-the-Art Research and Future Challenges
Guodao Sun, Yingcai Wu, Ronghua Liang, and Shixia Liu
Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 28(5):852-867, 2013
A Web-based Visual Analytics System for Real Estate Data
Guodao Sun, Ronghua Liang, Fuli Wu, and Huamin Qu
SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 56(5):1-13, 2013
Survey on Feature Enhanced Volume Visualization
Guodao Sun, Weiming Li, Wenjie Sun, Xiangyin Ma, and Ronghua Liang
Journal of Computer Aided Design& Computer Graphics, 25(11):1606-1613, 2013

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