Dr Quan Nguyen

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Biographical details

Quan Nguyen is a post-doctoral researcher of InfoVis research group at the School of Information Technologies, Sydney University. Prior to the post-doc, he has gained rich experience in Software Engineering and R&D at various organizations.

Research interests

His research interests include Graph Visualization, Information Visualization, Data Mining, Program Analysis and Compiler Optimization, and Transactional Memory.

Teaching and supervision

Teaching:

  • Guest lecture COMP9220 Object-oriented Design course (semester 1, 2017)
  • Teaching assistance and Teaching COMP5048 Visual analytics (semester 2, 2017)

Supervision:

  • Co-supervised PhD student (2016-2017), summer scholarship student (2016-2017), research assistance (2016-2017).
  • Co-supervised 6 MIT students and one TSS student (semester 2, 2017).

Current projects

  • Methods for Big Graph Visualization
  • Quality Perspectives of Large-scale Graph Visualization

Associations

Member of the Courses Sub-Committee Meeting at Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.

Research community service:

  • External reviewer for graph drawing and visualization conferences: EuroVis (2011-2012), InfoVis (2011-2013), Graph Drawing (2011-2013), IEEE PacificVis (2017), COMPLEX NETWORKS (2016), WALCOM (2017), SIGGRAPH Asia 2017.
  • Invited reviewer for journals: Journal JGAA (2013, 2016), TVCG 2015, Applied Network Science (2016, 2017), IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2017), Journal of Information Visualization (2017).

Awards and honours

Awards

  • First Prize in Graph Drawing competition 2006, Germany: History of World Cup category. Designed and developed the Wheel layout to show the year-by-year performance of all teams.
  • First Prize in Graph Drawing competition 2010, Germany:Mystery graph category. Designed and developed the layouts of the graphs
  • Google Publication Prize by Sydney University for "Stream Edge Bundling", 2013. Main investigator and developer of the stream algorithms for edge bundling. The technique is used for stream graph visualization.
  • Candidate of Best paper award for "Proxy Graphs: Visual Quality Metrics for Big Graphs", IEEE PacificVis 2017: Main designer and developer of the idea of proxy graphs for big graphs.

Conference presentation

  • “Proxy Graph: Visual Quality Metrics of Big Graph Sampling”, IEEE PacificVis2017, Seoul.
  • “dNNG: Quality Metrics and Layout for Neighbourhood Faithfulness”, IEEE PacificVis2017, Seoul.
  • “2.5D Edge Bundling”, poster. IEEE InfoVis 2016, Baltimore, USA
  • “StreamEB: Stream Edge Bundling”. Graph Drawing 2012, Redmond, USA.
  • “TGI-EB: An integrated framework for edge bundling integrating topology, geometry and importance”. GD 2011, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • “Large crossing angles in circular layouts”, poster, Graph Drawing 2010, Konstanz, Germany.
  • “Visual analysis of history of world cup: a dynamic network with dynamic hierarchy and geographic clustering”, VINCI 2009, Sydney, Australia.
  • “Optimizing scientific application loops on stream processors”, LCTES 2008, Tucson, USA.
  • Scratchpad allocation for data aggregates in superperfect graphs”, LCTES 2007, San Diego, USA.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Nguyen, Q., Hong, S., Eades, P., Meidiana, A. (2017). Proxy graph: Visual quality metrics of big graph sampling. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(6), 1600-1611. [More Information]
  • Dekhordi, H., Eades, P., Hong, S., Nguyen, Q. (2016). Circular right-angle crossing drawings in linear time. Theoretical Computer Science, 639, 26-41. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Eades, P., Nguyen, Q., Hong, S. (2017). Drawing Big Graphs using Spectral Sparsification. 25th International Symposium on Graph Drawing & Network Visualization, Cham: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • Nguyen, Q., Kipp, M. (2014). Orientation matters: Efficiency of translation-rotation multitouch tasks. 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Dekhordi, H., Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). Circular graph drawings with large crossing angles. 7th International Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM 2013), Berlin: Springer. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). On the Faithfulness of Graph Visualizations. IEEE Symposium on Pacific Visualization 2013, Sydney, Australia: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). On the Faithfulness of Graph Visualizations. 20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2012), Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). StreamEB: Stream Edge Bundling. 20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2012), Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Hong, S., Eades, P. (2012). TGI-EB: A New Framework for Edge Bundling integrating Topology, Geometry and Importance. 19th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, GD 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S., Huang, W. (2011). Large crossing angles in circular layouts. 18th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2010), Berlin: Springer. [More Information]

2017

  • Eades, P., Nguyen, Q., Hong, S. (2017). Drawing Big Graphs using Spectral Sparsification. 25th International Symposium on Graph Drawing & Network Visualization, Cham: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • Nguyen, Q., Hong, S., Eades, P., Meidiana, A. (2017). Proxy graph: Visual quality metrics of big graph sampling. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(6), 1600-1611. [More Information]

2016

  • Dekhordi, H., Eades, P., Hong, S., Nguyen, Q. (2016). Circular right-angle crossing drawings in linear time. Theoretical Computer Science, 639, 26-41. [More Information]

2014

  • Nguyen, Q., Kipp, M. (2014). Orientation matters: Efficiency of translation-rotation multitouch tasks. 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2014, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

2013

  • Dekhordi, H., Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). Circular graph drawings with large crossing angles. 7th International Workshop on Algorithms and Computation (WALCOM 2013), Berlin: Springer. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). On the Faithfulness of Graph Visualizations. IEEE Symposium on Pacific Visualization 2013, Sydney, Australia: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). On the Faithfulness of Graph Visualizations. 20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2012), Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S. (2013). StreamEB: Stream Edge Bundling. 20th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2012), Heidelberg: Springer. [More Information]

2012

  • Nguyen, Q., Hong, S., Eades, P. (2012). TGI-EB: A New Framework for Edge Bundling integrating Topology, Geometry and Importance. 19th International Symposium on Graph Drawing, GD 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [More Information]

2011

  • Nguyen, Q., Eades, P., Hong, S., Huang, W. (2011). Large crossing angles in circular layouts. 18th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD 2010), Berlin: Springer. [More Information]

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