Ph.D. Ohio State

Professor | EECS
Director | Seelab
University of Tennessee

Co-Founder & CEO
Survature Inc.

Contact Info
Office/Lab: MK 323/534
Tel: 865-974-4398
Fax: 865-974-5483
huangj AT utk.edu

Postal Address
401 MinKao Building
1520 Middle Drive
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN37996


After earning my PhD in computer science from the Ohio State University, I started my academic career at the University of Tennessee, becoming an assistant professor in 2001, an associate professor in 2007, and a full professor in 2013. I also co-founded Survature based on an invention in behavior data analytics in 2013. Survature's data platform now helps decision makers discover focus, find confidence and make positive change by knowing the opinions that matter.

Thanks to support by my colleagues and great work by my students, I was a past winner of DOE Early Career Principal Investigator (ECPI) Award, UTK Chancellor's Professional Promise Award in Research and Creative Achievement, and College of Engineering Research Fellow Award. I had the great honor to be named "ACM Faculty of The Year" by EECS students for the academic year of 2009-2010.

Our research includes ultrascale scientific visualization areas such as large data visualization, multivariate data visualization and time-varying data visualization, as well as systems oriented areas of visualization such as parallel, distributed, remote and collaborative visualization. My recent focus is on mixed reality, situation awareness, and everywhere data intensive work. My research has been funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Intel, NASA, and UT-Battelle. Please refer to my group's research highlight pages at Seelab Research.

The following is a word cloud visualization of my research papers since 2001. This word cloud was rendered using Wordle.

For a bird's eye view of ultrascale visualization, please see a recent featured article: "Next-Generation Visualization Technologies: Enabling Discoveries at Extreme Scale", by Kwan-Liu Ma, Chaoli Wang, Hongfeng Yu, Ken Moreland, Jian Huang and Robert Ross, in SciDAC Review, Vol. 12, pp. 12 - 21, Spring 2009.

Over the years, myself, my students and staff members have written and released the following research software. These packages are useful for developing large scale data analysis and visualization applications. We welcome comments and would be more than happy to answer your questions if you'd like to try them out.

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Hanqi Guo, Xiaoru Yuan, Jian Huang and Xiaomin Zhu, "Coupled Ensemble Flow Line Advection and Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(12), pp. 2733-2742, 2013.
  2. Jingyuan Wang, Roberto Sisneros and Jian Huang, "Interactive Selection of Multivariate Features in Large Spatiotemporal Data", Proc. of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, pp. 145-152, Sydney, Australia, Feb. 2013. pdf
  3. Amy Szczepanski, Troy Baer, Yashema Mack, Jian Huang and Sean Ahern, "Data Analysis and Visualization in High-Performance Computing", IEEE Computer, 46(5), pp. 84-92, 2013. url
  4. Scott Simmerman, James Osborne and Jian Huang, "Eden: Simplified Management of Atypical HPC Jobs", IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering (CiSE), 15(6), pp. 46-54, 2013. url
  5. Wesley Kendall, Jian Huang and Tom Peterka, "Geometric Quantification of Features in Large Flow Fields", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (Special Issue on Extreme Scale Analytics), 32(4), pp. 50-59, 2012. pdf
  6. Wesley Kendall, Jingyuan Wang, Melissa Allen, Tom Peterka, Jian Huang, and David Erickson, "Simplified Parallel Domain Traversal", Proc. of SC'11, pp. 10:1-10:11, November 2011, Seattle, WA. (SC'11 best student paper award) pdf
  7. Ken Moreland, Wesley Kendall, Tom Peterka, and Jian Huang, "An Image Compositing Solution at Scale", Proc. of SC'11, pp. 25:1-25:10, November 2011, Seattle, WA. pdf
  8. Wesley Kendall, Jian Huang, Tom Peterka, Rob Latham and Robert Ross, "Visualization Viewpoints: Towards a General I/O Layer for Parallel Visualization Applications", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 31(6), pp. 6-10, 2011. pdf
  9. Wesley Kendall, Markus Glatter, Jian Huang, Tom Peterka, Robert Latham and Robert Ross, "Terascale Data Organization for Discovering Multivariate Climatic Trends", Proc. of SC'09, pp. 15:1-15:2, November 2009, Portland, OR. pdf
  10. C. Ryan Johnson and Jian Huang, "Distribution Driven Visualization of Volume Data", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(5), pp. 734-746, 2009. pdf

Please refer to this page for a complete list of my publications.

Courses and Tutorials

CS302 Fundamental Algorithms

Spring 03-04.

CS360 Systems Programming

Fall 18, Fall 04-07, Spring 08-09, Fall 09-11, 13-17.

CS361 Operating System

Spring 12.

CS456 Computer Graphics

Spring 18, Spring 11-12, 14, 16-17.

CS494/594 Networked Games

Spring 07, Fall 09.

CS594 Visualization & Adv. Computer Graphics

Spring 02.

CS494/594 Computer Graphics

Spring 05-06, Fall 01-03, 08. (became CS456)

HPC for General Data Analysis and Visualization

Notes @ NSF NIMBioS/RDAV Joint Tutorial'11

Multivariate Temporal Features in Scientific Data

Notes @ IEEE VisWeek'09.

Parallel Visualization - An Introduction

Notes @ 09 Peking Univ. Vis Summer School.

Remote Visualization - A Survey

Notes @ 09 Peking Univ. Vis Summer School.

Professional Service

Program Committee, IEEE Visualization Conference, 2008-2010, 2014-2016

Program Committee, SC Conference, 2013

Proposal Panelist, American Association for Advancement of Science, 2010, 2013

Subject Area Editor, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2012-2014

Program Committee, DMESS Workshop, Intl Conf. on Computational Sciences, 2011-2014

Program Committee, IEEE Symp. on Large-Scale Data Analysis & Visualization, 2011

Program Committee, Intl Conference on CAD & Graphics, 2011

Program Committee, IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, 2009-2011

Proposal Panelist, DOE Office of Science, 2007, 2009-2011

Proposal Panelist, National Science Foundation, 2008, 2010, 2011

Proposal Reviewer, G8 Research Councils, 2010

Program Committee, Eurographics Symp. on Parallel Graphics & Visualization, 2004, 2006, 2008

Conference Committee, IEEE Visualization Conference, 2005 and 2006

Program Committee, International Workshop on Volume Graphics, 2005

Jian Huang / EECS /UTK / revised 02/2014