Kwan-Liu Ma (馬匡六)
is a distinguished professor of computer science
at the University of California-Davis,
where he directs VIDI
Labs and UC Davis Center of Excellence
His research spans the fields of visualization, computer graphics, human computer interaction,
and high-performance computing.
Professor Ma received his PhD in computer science from the University of Utah
in 1993. During 1993-1999, he was with ICASE/NASA Langley Research Center
as a research scientist. He joined UC Davis in 1999.
Professor Ma is presently leading a team of 20 researchers pursuing research in big data visualization, visual analysis, visual storytellinng, scientific visualization, intelligent systems, and immersive visualization. For his significant research accomplishments, Professor Ma received the NSF Presidential Early-Career Research Award (PECASE) in 2000 from President Clinton, was elected an IEEE Fellow in 2012, received the 2013 IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Visualization Academy in 2019. Professor Ma has been actively serving the research community by playing leading roles in several professional activities including VizSec, Ultravis, EGPGV, IEEE VIS, IEEE PacificVis, and IEEE LDAV. He has served as papers co-chair for SciVis, InfoVis, EuroVis, PacificVis, and Graph Drawing. Professor Ma was an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) during 2007-2011, IEEE Computer Graphics & Application (CG&A) during 2007-2019, and the Journal of Computational Science and Discovery during 2009-2014. He presently serves on the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, the Journal of Visualization, the Journal of Visual Informatics, and the Journal Computational Visual Media. Professor Ma is also a member of the LFHCfS.
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