Yi Wang

I’m a Ph.D. Student at
Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.  
My research interests include: 
Human Computer Interaction and Computer Graphics.
Here is my lab:
3DUI, CHCI


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Contextualized Videos
We explore and evaluate visualization and interaction designs to support multi-video understanding inside complex buildings.

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Evaluate Navigation Techniques using 3 tasks:

Task 1: follow a subject through multiple videos

Semi-automatic Navigation in Detailed View: Download WMV video(small) Download AVI video (large about 250M)

Task 2: judge the color of the room visited by the subject

Semi-automatic Navigation in Overview: Download WMV video(small) Download AVI video (large about 250M)

Task 3: remember the subject's path and visited rooms

Manual Navigation in Overview: Download WMV video(small) Download AVI video (large about 250M)

Manual Navigation in Detailed View: Download WMV video(small) Download AVI video (large about 250M)

Semi-automatic Navigation in Detailed View:Download WMV video(small) Download AVI video (large about 250M)
Publications:

Yi Wang, David Krum, Enylton Coelho, and Doug Bowman. “Contextualized Videos: Combining Videos with Environment Models to Support Situational Understanding”. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (to appear in Oct 2007 issue)
Download a draft version
Watch a video describing the contextualized video testbed


GPU Cloth Simulation

GPU Based Interactive Cloth Simulation for Moving Avatars. To improve the cloth simulation performance, we proposed a level of detail (LOD) method to move part of the cloth simulation work to the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) on current graphics hardware.

Publications:
Download my MS Thesis.


Gaps Between Displays
Evaluation the effect of Gaps Between Displays on usability and performance within a CAVE environment.

Publications:
Yi Wang, Kunmi Otitoju, Tong Liu, Sijung Kim, and Doug A. Bowman, “Evaluating the effects of real world distraction on user performance in virtual environments.” In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. ACM Press, pages19-26, 2006.
Yi Wang, Kunmi Otitoju, Tong Liu, Sijung Kim, and Doug A. Bowman, “The Effect of Gaps Between Displays on Spatial Perception and Cognition Tasks in Virtual Environments", The International Journal of Virtual Reality, vol. 6, no. 2, 2007
Grabpad Unsymmetric Bimanual interaction for large high-resolution display using real world metaphores
XMT-OpenGL

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