Dr Kai Xu is an Associate Professor in Data Analytics at the Middlesex University. He has over 15 year experience in data visualisation and analytics research in both the academic and industry context. He has extensive experience working with the UK government departments and leading defence companies in data analytics projects and received over £12 million in total research funding. His work has won a few international data visualisation awards. More details here: https://kaixu.me/
CSD2500 Web Development (Module leader)
CSD3335 Social Network Analysis and Visual Analytics
CSD4030 Interaction and Visualisation
MSc by Research in Visual Analytics (program leader)
MSc by Research in Data Science (program co-leader)
Dr Kai Xu's research focuses on Visual Analytics, which integrates data visualisation with analytic techniques (such as Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing) to make sense of large and complex data (such as Big Data). By combining the strength of human cognition and computational analysis, this approach allows analysts to gain insight from Big Data faster and deeper than what was previously possible.
Islam, Junayed and Anslow, Craig and Xu, Kai and Wong, B. L. William and Zhang, Leishi (2016) Towards analytical provenance visualization for criminal intelligence analysis. In: Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC) 2016, 15-16 Sept 2016, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.
Nguyen, Phong H. and Xu, Kai and Wheat, Ashley and Wong, B. L. William and Attfield, Simon and Fields, Bob (2016) SensePath: understanding the sensemaking process through analytic provenance. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22 (1). pp. 41-50. ISSN 1077-2626
Ivanova, Valentina and Kauppinen, Tomi and Lohmann, Steffen and Mazumdar, Suvodeep and Pesquita, Catia and Xu, Kai , eds. (2014) Proceedings of the international workshop on visualizations and user interfaces for knowledge engineering and linked data analytics. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
Nguyen, Phong H. and Xu, Kai and Walker, Rick and Wong, B. L. William (2015) TimeSets: timeline visualization with set relations. Information Visualization . ISSN 1473-8716 (Accepted/In press)
Nguyen, Phong H. and Xu, Kai and Walker, Rick and Wong, B. L. William (2014) TimeSets: timeline visualization for sensemaking. In: IEEE VIS Workshop on Provenance for Sensemaking, 10 Nov 2014, Paris, France.