Maoyuan Sun

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Assistant Professor
Comp. & Info. Science
College of Engineering
UMass Dartmouth


: @smaoyuan


Spring 2017
CIS180: Object-Oriented Programming 1

Fall 2016
CIS602: Visual Analytics

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. My research seeks to create effective human-in-the-loop methods to support sensemaking of big data. My work falls in the areas of visual analytics, information visualization, human computer interaction and human-centered machine learning, with applied domains in intelligence analysis, business intelligence and cyber security.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2016. I got my M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Peking University (2011), and my B.S. (with honour) in Computer Science (2009) from China Agricultural University.


Sep 2016 - Current

Jan 2013 - Aug 2016

Graduate Research Assistant. Advisor: Chris North
Computer Science Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

May - Aug, 2014/2015

User Experience Research Intern. Mentor: Gregorio Convertino
Informatica Corporation, Redwood City, CA.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Data Structures and Algorithms (CS3114), Computer Science Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.


Conference Papers

Journal Articles

Short Papers

Workshop Papers





Program Committee

International Workshop on Visualization and Collaboration (VisualCol) 2016


IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis): 2016
IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST): 2014-2016
IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis): 2016
EG/IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis): 2017
Graphics Interface (GI): 2016
Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI): 2016
ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): 2014-2015
ACM Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): 2015
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TIIS)
ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD)
Information Sciences, Elsevier

Student Volunteer

IEEE VIS (VAST, InfoVis, SciVis): 2014
ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (SIGCSE): 2012


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)