[Curriculum Vitae] Hey! I am Mia (Mi Feng), a PhD student at CS Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), advised by Prof. Lane Harrison. I am interested in developing and evaluating perceptual- and cognitive- friendly interaction techniques to support users' 2D or 3D exploration. My PhD study focuses on supporting user exploring interactive data visualizations on the web. During my Master's studies, I built VR systems with multi-sensory feedback and studied their effect on users' spatial orientation (advised by Prof. Robert Lindeman). ​I got my Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering (Media Art and Science) at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Building things is exciting, but we are not to build them blindly. We can make the emerging technologies more accessible through a better understanding of ourselves.

News and Updates

July 2018Our paper "Patterns and Pace: Quantifying Diverse Exploration Behavior with Visualizations on the Web" got accepted to IEEE VIS 2018.
Jun 2018Summer internship @Twitter, San Francisco, CA. More data vis 📉📊📈!
Apr 2018 Presented our paper "The Effects of Adding Search Functionality to Interactive Visualizations on the Web" at CHI 2018, in Montreal, Canada.
Oct 2017 Participated in the Doctoral Colloquium at VIS 2017, Pheonix, AZ.
May 2017 Summer internship at the Visual Analytics Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA.

Publications (Journal & Conference Full Papers)

The Effects of Adding Search Functionality to Interactive Visualizations on the Web Paper Website Preview
Mi Feng, Cheng Deng, Evan M. Peck, Lane Harrison
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018
Toward a Design Space for Cyber Security Visualizations Using Threat Models and Human-Centered Design
Lyndsey Franklin, Megan Pirrung, Michelle Dowling, Mi Feng, and Leslie Blaha
IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec), 2017
HindSight: Encouraging Exploration through Direct Encoding of Personal Interaction History Paper Website Presentation
Mi Feng, Cheng Deng, Evan M. Peck, Lane Harrison
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. InfoVis), 2016
An Initial Exploration of a Multi-Sensory Design Space: Tactile Support for Walking in Immersive Virtual Environments Paper Intro-video
Mi Feng, Arindam Dey, Robert W. Lindeman
IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), 2016