I am an associate professor in the School of Software, Tsinghua University. I received a B.S. and M.S. in Computational Mathematics from Harbin Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics from Tsinghua University. Before I joined Tsinghua, I worked as a lead researcher at Microsoft Research Asia and a research staff member and research manager at IBM China Research Lab.

Email: shixia@tsinghua.edu.cn; liushixia@gmail.com

Research

    My research tightly integrates interactive visualization with machine learning or data mining techniques to help users consume huge amounts of information. Specifically, my research interests include visual text analytics, visual social media analytics, and text mining.
  • Visual text analytics
    Combine the advantages of text mining, interactive visualization, and human computer interaction to facilitate visual analytics of large-scale textual data.
  • Visual social media analytics
    Tightly integrate social media mining with interactive visualization to help user better consume various information (e.g. content or user behaviors) on social media.
  • Text mining
    Develop statistical text mining methods to understand complex text data, including evolutionary text clustering, topic modeling, and sentiment analysis.

Recruitment

    I am currently looking for
  • PhD students and master students,
  • Research Assistants (RAs),
  • Postdocs
    If you are highly motivated and interested in Information Visualization and Visual Analytics, please contact me.

Professional Activities

    Papers co-chair
    Associate Editor
    Editorial Board
    Program co-chair
    Steering Committee
  • VINCI 2012~2013
    Guest Editor
    Program Committee
  • InfoVis 2015, 2014
  • VAST 2015, 2014
  • KDD 2015, 2014, 2013
  • PAKDD 2013
  • PacificVis 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • ACM IUI 2011, 2009
  • VISAPP 2012, 2011
  • VINCI 2011
  • ACM Multimedia 2009
  • SDM 2008

Talks

Publications

2016

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Towards Better Analysis of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Mengchen Liu, Jiaxin Shi, Zhen Li, Chongxuan Li, Jun Zhu, Shixia Liu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (accepted).
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How Ideas Flow across Multiple Social Groups

Xiting Wang, Shixia Liu, Yang Chen, Tai-Quan Peng, Jing Su, Jing Yang, Baining Guo.
IEEE VAST 2016 (accepted).
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A Full Picture of Relevant Topics

Xiting Wang, Shixia Liu, Junlin Liu, Jianfei Chen, Jun Zhu, and Baining Guo.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (accepted). IEEE TVCG spotlight article for Dec. 2016.
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Online Visual Analytics of Text Streams

Shixia Liu, Jialun Yin, Xiting Wang, Weiwei Cui, Kelei Cao, Jian Pei.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (accepted).
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An Uncertainty-Aware Approach for Exploratory Microblog Retrieval

Mengchen Liu, Shixia Liu, Xizhou Zhu, Qinying Liao, Furu Wei, Shimei Pan.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 22(1): 250-259.
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Tracking Idea Flows between Social Groups

Yangxin Zhong, Shixia Liu, Xiting Wang, Jiannan Xiao, Yangqiu Song.
AAAI 2016.
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Scaling up Dynamic Topic Models

Arnab Bhadury, Jianfei Chen, Jun Zhu, Shixia Liu.
WWW 2016 (accepted).
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Adaptive Multi-Compositionality for Recursive Neural Network Models

Li Dong, Furu Wei, Ke Xu, Shixia Liu, Ming Zhou.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (accepted).
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Topic- and Time-Oriented Visual Text Analysis

Wenwen Dou, Shixia Liu.
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 36(4): 8-13.

2015

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Evolutionary Bayesian Rose Trees

Shixia Liu, Xiting Wang, Yangqiu Song, Baining Guo.
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 27(6): 1533-1546.
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Exploring Topical Lead-Lag across Corpora

Shixia Liu, Yang Chen, Hao Wei, Jing Yang, Kun Zhou, and Steven M. Drucker.
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 27(1): 115-129.
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Automatic Taxonomy Construction from Keywords via Scalable Bayesian Rose Trees

Y. Song, S. Liu*, X. Liu, H. Wang.
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (accepted).
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Clutter-Aware Label Layout

Yu Meng, Hui Zhang, Mengchen Liu, Shixia Liu.
IEEE PacificVis, 207-214, 2015

2014

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Follower-followee Network, Communication Networks and Vote Agreement of U.S. Members of Congress

Tai-Quan Peng, Mengchen Liu, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu.
Communication Research(accepted).
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TopicPanorama: a Full Picture of Relevant Topics

Shixia Liu, Xiting Wang, Jianfei Chen, Jun Zhu, Baining Guo.
Proceedings of IEEE VAST 2014 Develop a full picture of relevant topics discussed in multiple text sources.
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How Hierarchical Topics Evolve in Large Text Corpora

Weiwei Cui, Shixia Liu, Zhuofeng Wu, Hao Wei.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE InfoVis 2014). 20(12): 2281-2290.
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LoyalTracker: Visualizing Loyalty Dynamics in Search Engines

Conglei Shi, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Hong Zhou, Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VAST 2014). 20 (12): 1733-1742 (Honorable Mention).
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OpinionFlow: Visual Analysis of Opinion Diffusion on Social Media

Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Kai Yan, Mengchen Liu, Fangzhao Wu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VAST 2014). 20 (12): 1763-1772
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EvoRiver: Visual Analysis of Topic Coopetition on Social Media

Guodao Sun, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Tai-Quan Peng, Jonathan J.H. Zhu, Ronghua Liang.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE VAST 2014). 20 (12): 1753-1762
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Let It Flow: a Static Method for Exploring Dynamic Graphs

Weiwei Cui, Xiting Wang, Shixia Liu, Nathalie H. Riche, Tara M. Madhyastha, Kwan-Liu Ma, Baining Guo.
IEEE PacificVis 2014.
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A Survey on Information Visualization: Recent Advances and Challenges

Shixia Liu, Weiwei Cui, Yingcai Wu, Mengchen Liu.
The Visual Computer, 30 (12): 1373–1393, 2014.

2013

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Visual Analysis of Topic Competition on Social Media

Panpan Xu, Yingcai Wu, Enxun Wei, Tai-Quan Peng, Shixia Liu, Jonathan J. H. Zhu, and Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 19 (12): 2012-2021 (IEEE VAST 2013)
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StoryFlow: Tracking the Evolution of Stories

Shixia Liu, Yingcai Wu, Enxun Wei, Mengchen Liu, Yang Liu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 19 (12): 2436-2445 (IEEE InfoVis 2013)
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Mining Evolutionary Multi-Branch Trees from Text Streams

Xiting Wang, Shixia Liu, Yangqiu Song, Baining Guo.
KDD, 722-730, 2013.
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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.
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A Hierarchical Aspect-Sentiment Model for Online Reviews

Suin Kim, Jianwen Zhang, Zheng Chen, Alice Oh, Shixia Liu.
AAAI, 2013.
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Optimizing temporal topic segmentation for intelligent text visualization

Shimei Pan, Michelle X. Zhou, Yangqiu Song, Weihong Qian, Fei Wang, Shixia Liu.
IUI, 339-350, 2013.
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ViSizer - A Visualization Resizing Framework

Yingcai Wu, Xiaotong Liu, Shixia Liu*, Kwan-Liu Ma.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19 (2): 278-290, 2013.
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PIWI: Visually Exploring Graphs Based on Their Community Structure

Jing Yang, Yujie Liu, Xin Zhang, Xiaoru Yuan, Ye Zhao, Scott Barlowe, Shixia Liu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19 (6): 1034-1047, 2013.
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Constrained Text Co-clustering with Supervised and Unsupervised Constraints

Y. Song, S.i Pan, S. Liu*, F. Wei, M. X. Zhou, W. Qian.
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 25 (6): 1227-1239 , 2013.
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Lead-Lag Analysis via Sparse Co-Projection in Correlated Text Streams

F. Wu, Y. Song, S. Liu, Y. Huang, Z. Liu.
CIKM, 2069-2078, 2013.

2012

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RankExplorer: Visualization of Ranking Changes in Large Time Series Data

Conglei Shi, Weiwei Cui, Shixia Liu, Panpan Xu, Wei Chen, Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 18 (12): 2669 - 2678 (IEEE InfoVis 2012)
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Whisper: Tracing the Spatiotemporal Process of Information Diffusion in Real Time

Nan Cao, Yu-Ru Lin, Xiaohua Sun, David Lazer, Shixia Liu, Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 18 (12): 2649-2658 (IEEE InfoVis 2012)
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Automatic Taxonomy Construction from Keywords

Xueqing Liu, Yangqiu Song, Shixia Liu, Haixun Wang.
KDD, 1433-1441, 2012.
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Breaking News on Twitter

Mengdie Hu, Shixia Liu, Furu Wei, Yingcai Wu, John Stasko, Kwan-Liu Ma.
CHI, 2751-2754, 2012.
Some of the public reports on this work: MSNBC; Washington Times; ReadWriteWeb; LA Times; Poynter; GT news.
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TIARA: Interactive, Topic-based Visual Text Summarization and Analysis

Shixia Liu, Michelle X. Zhou, Shimei Pan, Yangqiu Song, Weihong Qian, Weijia Cai, Xiaoxiao Lian.
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. 3 (2): 25
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ImageHive: Interactive Content-Aware Image Summarization

Li Tan, Yangqiu Song, Shixia Liu, Lexing Xie.
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. 32 (1): 46-55
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Real-time Visualization of Streaming Text with Force-Based Dynamic System

Jamal Alsakran, Yang Chen, Dongning Luo, Ye Zhao, Jing Yang, Wenwen Dou, Shixia Liu.
IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications. 32 (1): 34-45

2011

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TextFlow: Towards Better Understanding of Evolving Topics in Text

Weiwei Cui, Shixia Liu, Li Tan, Conglei Shi, Yangqiu Song, Zekai Gao, Xin Tong, Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 17 (12): 2412-2421 (IEEE InfoVis 2011)
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Tracking and Connecting Topics via Incremental Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes

Zekai Gao, Yangqiu Song, Shixia Liu, Haixun Wang, Weiwei Cui, Hao Wei, and Yang Chen.
ICDM, 1056 - 1061, 2011.
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Semantic-Preserving Word Clouds by Seam Carving

Yingcai Wu and Thomas Provan and Furu Wei and Shixia Liu and Kwan-Liu Ma.
Computer Graphics Forum. 30 (3): 741--750 (EuroVis 2011)

2010

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OpinionSeer: Interactive Visualization of Hotel Customer Feedback

Yingcai Wu, Furu Wei, Shixia Liu, Norman Au, Weiwei Cui, Hong Zhou, and Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 16 (6): 1109--1118 (IEEE InfoVis 2010)
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FacetAtlas: Multifacet Visualization for Rich Text Corpora

Nan Cao, Jimeng Sun, Yu-Ru Lin, David Gotz, Shixia Liu and Huamin Qu.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 16 (6): 1172-1181 (IEEE InfoVis 2010)
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TIARA: A Visual Exploratory Text Analytic System

Furu Wei, Shixia Liu, Yangqiu Song, Shimie Pan, Michelle X. Zhou, Weihong Qian, Lei Shi, Li Tan, Qiang Zhang.
KDD, 153-162 , 2010.
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Evolutionary Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes for Multiple Correlated Time-varying Corpora

Jianwen Zhang, Yangqiu Song, Changshui Zhang, Shixia Liu.
KDD, 1079-1088 , 2010.
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Constrained Co-clustering for Textual Documents

Yangqiu Song, Shimei Pan, Shixia Liu, Furu Wei, Michelle X. Zhou, Weihong Qian.
AAAI, 1079-1088 , 2010.
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ContexTour: Contextual Contour Analysis on Dynamic Multi-relational Clustering

Yu-Ru Lin, Jimeng Sun, Nan Cao, Shixia Liu.
SDM, 418-429, 2010.
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Context preserving dynamic word cloud visualization

Weiwei Cui, Yingcai Wu, Shixia Liu, Furu Wei, Michelle X. Zhou, Huamin Qu.
PacificVis, 121-128, 2010. Journal version: IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 30(6): 42 - 53, 2010.
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Understanding Text Corpora with Multiple Facets

Lei Shi, Furu Wei, Shixia Liu, Li Tan, Xiaoxiao Lian and Michelle Zhou.
VAST, 99-106, 2010.
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iRANK: A Rank-Learn-Combine Framework for Unsupervised Ensemble Ranking

Furu Wei, Wenjie Li, Shixia Liu.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 61(6): 1232–1243

2009

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Interactive, Topic-based Visual Text Summarization and Analysis

Shixia Liu, Michelle X. Zhou, Shimei Pan, Weihong Qian, Weijia Cai, Xiaoxiao Lian.
CIKM, 543-552, 2009 (Candidate of the best paper award).
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HiMap: Adaptive visualization of large-scale online social networks

Lei Shi, Nan Cao, Shixia Liu, Weihong Qian, Li Tan, Guodong Wang, Jimeng Sun, Ching-Yung Lin.
PacificVis, 41-48, 2009
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MultiVis: Content-Based Social Network Exploration through Multi-way Visual Analysis

Jimeng Sun, Spiros Papadimitriou, Ching-Yung Lin, Nan Cao, Shixia Liu, Weihong Qian.
SDM, 1063-1074, 2009

2008-2000

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FanLens: A Visual Toolkit for Dynamically Exploring the Distribution of Hierarchical Attributes

Xinghua Lou, Shixia Liu, Tianshu Wang.
PacificVis, 151-158, 2008
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Interactive Visual Analysis of the NSF Funding Information

Shixia Liu, Nan Cao, Hao Lv.
PacificVis, 183-190, 2008
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Mining Naturally Smooth Evolution of Clusters from Dynamic Data

Yi Wang, Shi-Xia Liu, Jianhua Feng, Lizhu Zhou.
SDM, 125-134, 2007.
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An Integrated System for Building Enterprise Taxonomies

Li Zhang, Tao Li, Shixia Liu, Yue Pan.
Information Retrieval. 10(4-5): 365-391, 2007
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Reconstruction of curved solids from engineering drawings

Shi-Xia Liu, Shi-Min Hu, Yu-Jian Chen, Jia-Guang Sun.
Computer-Aided Design 33 (14): 1059-1072 2001
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A Matrix-Based Approach to Reconstruction of 3D Objects from Three Orthographic Views

Shi-Xia Liu, Shi-Min Hu, Jia-Guang Sun, Chiew-Lan Tai.
Pacific Graphics , 254-261 , 2000