Tianyi Li
Ph.D. Candidate | Department of Computer Science | College of Engineering | Virginia Tech


Hi! My name is Tianyi Li (李天一), a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech. I work with Dr. Chris North and Dr. Kurt Luther on creating new technology and tools to make sense of text data using the wisdom of crowds. I work in the InfoVis Lab and The Crowd Lab at Virginia Tech. I'm also a member of Data Analytics Center and Center for Human-Computer Interaction.

My research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), collective intelligence, visual analytics, and explainable AI. My thesis work studies how we can modularize the complex sensemaking process so that many distributed agents can contribute to suitable components asynchronously and meaningfully.

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  • Program Committee (PC) of the RecSys 2019
  • Associate Chair (AC) on the Program Committee (PC) for CHI 2019 Late Breaking Work (LBW).
  • Student Volunteer of IUI 2019
  • Reviewer of Creativity & Cognition 2019 Papers
  • Reviewer of CHI 2019 Papers
  • Reviewer of VIS 2018 Machine Learning from User Interaction for Visualization and Analytics Papers
  • Reviewer of RecSys 2018 Papers
  • Reviewer of CSCW 2018 Second Cycle
  • Reviewer of VIS 2018 InfoVis