Tommy Dang

Tommy Dang

Vinh Nguyen

Vinh Nguyen

Vung Pham

Vung Pham

Huyen Nguyen

Huyen N.

Ngan Nguyen

Ngan N.

Nhat Le

Nhat Le

Lino

Lino Virgen

Director
Current PhD students
Current MS students

Tommy Dang, Assistant Professor, Fall 2016 -

Tommy Dang leads the interactive Data Visualization Lab (iDVL). He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Texas Tech University. His research on interactive visual analytics has appeared in Computer Graphics Forum and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and has been presented at VIS, EuroVis, BioVis, and PacificVis, among others.


Recent Publications:

[W13] SOAViz: Visualization for Portable X-ray Fluorescence
Vung Pham and Tommy Dang
The Visualization in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2019.
DOI
[S4] WordStream: Interactive Visualization for Topic Evolution
Tommy Dang, Huyen Nguyen, and Vung Pham
21st EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization, EuroVis 2019 .
DOI
[C3] FSelector: Variable Selection Using Visual Features
Tommy Dang
The 45th annual conference on computer graphics, visualization and human-computer interaction, Graphics Interface (GI) 2019.
DOI
[W12] HealthTvizer: Exploring Health Awareness in Twitter Data through Coordinated Multiple Views
Tommy Dang, Sonia Baee, Ngan Nguyen, and Vung Pham
The 2nd International Workshop on Big Social Management and Analysis, BSMDMA Workshop @ IEEE BigData 2018.
DOI
[W11] FinanViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in Financial News
Ngan Nguyen, Vung Pham, Vinh Nguyen, and Tommy Dang
The 2nd International Workshop on Big Data for Financial News and Data, Financial News 2018.
DOI
[W10] UFO_Tracker: Visualizing UFO sightings
Vinh Nguyen and Tommy Dang
The 3rd International Workshop on Application of Big Data for Computational Social Science, ABCSS Workshop @ IEEE BigData 2018.
DOI
[W9] IoTViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in the Internet of Things
Vung Pham, Vinh Nguyen, and Tommy Dang
Big Data Engineering and Analytics in Cyber-Physical Systems, BigEACPS'18.
DOI
[W8] HPCViz: Visualizing and Monitoring Health Status of High Performance Computing Systems
Tommy Dang, Vinh Nguyen, Vung Pham, Ghazanfar Ali, Yong Chen
The 2nd International Industry/University Workshop on Data-center Automation, Analytics, and Control, DAAC 2918.
DOI
[C2] CVExplorer: Multidimensional Visualization for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
Vung Pham and Tommy Dang
IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE Big Data 2018: Dec 10-13, Seattle, WA.
DOI
[C1] Web-based Virtual Reality development in classroom: From learner's perspectives
Vinh Nguyen and Tommy Dang
IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2018.
DOI
[A2] Award: Strong Support for Exploratory Analysis
Vung Pham and Tommy Dang
VAST Challenge 2018: Mini-Challenge 2, VAST 2018.
DOI
[A1] Honorable Mention: Representation of Small-Scale Temporal Patterns
Tommy Dang and Vung Pham
VAST Challenge 2018: Mini-Challenge 3, VAST 2018.
DOI
[S3] MalViz: An Interactive Visualization Tool for Tracing Malware
Vinh Nguyen, Akbar Siami Namin, Keith S. Jones, and Tommy Dang
ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, ISSTA 2018.
DOI
[W7] ComModeler: Topic Modeling Using Community Detection
Tommy Dang and Vinh Nguyen
The 9th international EuroVis workshop on Visual Analytics, EuroVA 2018.
DOI
[W6] Predict Saturated Thickness using TensorBoard Visualization
Vinh Nguyen, Fang Jin, and Tommy Dang
The Visualization in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2018.
DOI
[W5] Setting up virtual reality and augmented reality learning environment in Unity
Vinh Nguyen and Tommy Dang
IEEE Workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in Education , ISMAR 2017 .
DOI
[W4] CancerLinker: Explorations of Cancer Study Network
Vinh Nguyen, Yasin Kabir, and Tommy Dang
Visualization in Data Science at IEEE VIS 2017, VDS 2017.
DOI
[W3] A User Study of Techniques for Visualizing Structure and Connectivity in Hierarchical Datasets
Tommy Dang, Paul Murray, Ronak Etemadpour, and Angus G. Forbes
Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data, VOILA 2017.
DOI
[W2] DycomDetector: Discover topics using automatic community detections in dynamic networks
Tommy Dang , Vinh Nguyen, and Yasin Kabir
KDD 2017 Workshop on Interactive Data Exploration and Analytics, IDEA 2017.
DOI
[W1] STOAViz: Visualizing Saturated Thickness of Ogallala Aquifer.
Tommy Dang, Long Hoang Nguyen, Abdullah Karim, and Venki Uddameri.
The Visualization in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2017.
DOI
[S2] CactusTree: A Tree Drawing Approach for Hierarchical Edge Bundling.
Tommy Dang and Angus Forbes.
Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2017.
DOI
[S1] BioLinker: Bottom-up exploration of protein interaction network.
Tommy Dang, Paul Murray, and Angus Forbes.
Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2017.
DOI


Vinh The Nguyen, Ph.D. Student, Spring 2017 -

Vinh got his Bachelor of Science at College of Information Technology, Vietnam National University Hanoi in 2007. After several years working in software industry (such as FPT), he dicided to pursue and finished his Master degree in Management Information System at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK in 2013. Since then, he had worked as a lecturer in programming and E-commerce at Thai Nguyen University. In 2016, he received the Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) - Ministry of Education and Training scholarship to pursue his PhD at Texas Tech University.


Recent Publications:

[W11] FinanViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in Financial News
Ngan Nguyen, Vung Pham, Vinh Nguyen, and Tommy Dang
The 2nd International Workshop on Big Data for Financial News and Data, Financial News 2018.
DOI
[W10] UFO_Tracker: Visualizing UFO sightings
Vinh Nguyen and Tommy Dang
The 3rd International Workshop on Application of Big Data for Computational Social Science, ABCSS Workshop @ IEEE BigData 2018.
DOI
[W9] IoTViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in the Internet of Things
Vung Pham, Vinh Nguyen, and Tommy Dang
Big Data Engineering and Analytics in Cyber-Physical Systems, BigEACPS'18.
DOI
[W8] HPCViz: Visualizing and Monitoring Health Status of High Performance Computing Systems
Tommy Dang, Vinh Nguyen, Vung Pham, Ghazanfar Ali, Yong Chen
The 2nd International Industry/University Workshop on Data-center Automation, Analytics, and Control, DAAC 2918.
DOI
[C1] Web-based Virtual Reality development in classroom: From learner's perspectives
Vinh Nguyen and Tommy Dang
IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, AIVR 2018.
DOI
[S3] MalViz: An Interactive Visualization Tool for Tracing Malware
Vinh Nguyen, Akbar Siami Namin, Keith S. Jones, and Tommy Dang
ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, ISSTA 2018.
DOI
[W7] ComModeler: Topic Modeling Using Community Detection
Tommy Dang and Vinh Nguyen
The 9th international EuroVis workshop on Visual Analytics, EuroVA 2018.
DOI
[W6] Predict Saturated Thickness using TensorBoard Visualization
Vinh Nguyen, Fang Jin, and Tommy Dang
The Visualization in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2018.
DOI
[W5] Setting up virtual reality and augmented reality learning environment in Unity
Vinh Nguyen and Tommy Dang
IEEE Workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in Education , ISMAR 2017 .
DOI
[W4] CancerLinker: Explorations of Cancer Study Network
Vinh Nguyen, Yasin Kabir, and Tommy Dang
Visualization in Data Science at IEEE VIS 2017, VDS 2017.
DOI
[W2] DycomDetector: Discover topics using automatic community detections in dynamic networks
Tommy Dang , Vinh Nguyen, and Yasin Kabir
KDD 2017 Workshop on Interactive Data Exploration and Analytics, IDEA 2017.
DOI

Pham Van Vung, Ph.D. Student, Summer 2018 -

Vung received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies from President University (Indonesia) in 2005 and became a lecturer at President University for one and a half years. He then took his Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and completed it in 2010. After his Master degree, he became a lecturer at FPT University (Vietnam) from 2010 until 2018. He has a great interest in data analytics and data visualization and so he decided to take his PhD in Computer Science at TTU and work at the IDV Lab to strengthen his research skills and his knowledge in these fields.


Recent Publications:

[W13] SOAViz: Visualization for Portable X-ray Fluorescence
Vung Pham and Tommy Dang
The Visualization in Environmental Sciences, EnvirVis 2019.
DOI
[S4] WordStream: Interactive Visualization for Topic Evolution
Tommy Dang, Huyen Nguyen, and Vung Pham
21st EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization, EuroVis 2019 .
DOI
[W12] HealthTvizer: Exploring Health Awareness in Twitter Data through Coordinated Multiple Views
Tommy Dang, Sonia Baee, Ngan Nguyen, and Vung Pham
The 2nd International Workshop on Big Social Management and Analysis, BSMDMA Workshop @ IEEE BigData 2018.
DOI
[W11] FinanViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in Financial News
Ngan Nguyen, Vung Pham, Vinh Nguyen, and Tommy Dang
The 2nd International Workshop on Big Data for Financial News and Data, Financial News 2018.
DOI
[W9] IoTViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in the Internet of Things
Vung Pham, Vinh Nguyen, and Tommy Dang
Big Data Engineering and Analytics in Cyber-Physical Systems, BigEACPS'18.
DOI
[W8] HPCViz: Visualizing and Monitoring Health Status of High Performance Computing Systems
Tommy Dang, Vinh Nguyen, Vung Pham, Ghazanfar Ali, Yong Chen
The 2nd International Industry/University Workshop on Data-center Automation, Analytics, and Control, DAAC 2918.
DOI
[C2] CVExplorer: Multidimensional Visualization for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
Vung Pham and Tommy Dang
IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE Big Data 2018: Dec 10-13, Seattle, WA.
DOI
[A2] Award: Strong Support for Exploratory Analysis
Vung Pham and Tommy Dang
VAST Challenge 2018: Mini-Challenge 2, VAST 2018.
DOI
[A1] Honorable Mention: Representation of Small-Scale Temporal Patterns
Tommy Dang and Vung Pham
VAST Challenge 2018: Mini-Challenge 3, VAST 2018.
DOI

Huyen Ngoc Nguyen, Ph.D. Student, Fall 2018 -

Huyen earned her Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) in 2018. She worked as a student member at the Lab of Data Science and completed her final thesis in computer vision. Her research interests are in computer animation, machine learning and computer vision, most recently focusing on the application of deep learning on multi-label image classification and object detection.


Ngan Vuong Thuy Nguyen, Ph.D. Student, Fall 2018 -

Ngan earned her Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Engineering Physics at University of Science, VNU-HCM (Vietnam) in 2014. In 2016, she took her Master of Science in Applied Physics at VNU-HCM. From 2015 to 2018, she worked as Teaching Assitant at Department of Physics and Computer Science at VNU-HCM. Her research interests are in simulation, signal processing (ECG and EEG), IoT and user interface most recently focusing on the application of pattern recognization on EEG.


Recent Publications:

[W12] HealthTvizer: Exploring Health Awareness in Twitter Data through Coordinated Multiple Views
Tommy Dang, Sonia Baee, Ngan Nguyen, and Vung Pham
The 2nd International Workshop on Big Social Management and Analysis, BSMDMA Workshop @ IEEE BigData 2018.
DOI
[W11] FinanViz: Visualizing Emerging Topics in Financial News
Ngan Nguyen, Vung Pham, Vinh Nguyen, and Tommy Dang
The 2nd International Workshop on Big Data for Financial News and Data, Financial News 2018.
DOI

Nhat Le, M.S Student, Fall 2018 -

Nhat got his Bachelor degree in Embedded System at Da Nang University of Technology, DUT (Vietnam) in 2015 and then his Master degree in Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX in 2018. Currently, his primary interest research is Music Visualization and Music Information Retrieval.


Lino Gracia Virgen, M.S Student, Fall 2018 -