Xiaotong Liu is a Research Staff Member (Research Scientist) at IBM Research-Almaden under IBM Watson Innovation. Dr. Liu's has been playing a major role in enhancing IBM Watson AI services through research and development in Data Analytics, Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Mining and Machine Learning.
Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University. His advisor was Dr. Han-Wei Shen. Dr. Liu's dissertation has contributed to the design and understanding of comparative visualization and analysis methods in visual exploration of multidimensional data for discovering knowledge, making decisions and communicating insights within multi-faceted data spaces.
Dr. Liu has published papers in top conferences and journals such as VAST, SciVis, TVCG, CHI, CGF, WWW and Information Visualization. He was invited to give a tutorial on "Vis+ML: Symbiosis of Visualization and Machine Learning" at IEEE VIS 2017.