Featured Faculty: Leo Zhicheng Liu – Assistant Professor

Zhicheng “Leo” Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland. Prior to joining UMD in August 2020, he was a research scientist at the Creative Intelligence Lab, Adobe Research. Liu received his PhD in the Human-Centered Computing program from Georgia Tech and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research has received multiple paper awards at IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST and ACM CHI, and dissertation awards from Georgia Tech and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH?

The goal of my research is to support interactive data analysis and visual data communication through human-centered techniques and systems.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU ENJOY ABOUT DOING RESEARCH WITH STUDENTS OR SOMETHING YOU LOOK FOR WHEN PICKING NEW STUDENTS TO WORK ON YOUR PROJECTS?

Students are passionate about their research and proactively propose new or unconventional ideas.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LOVE ABOUT THE HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION LAB?

Its interdisciplinarity