Dr Leishi Zhang is Senior Lecturer of Data Intensive Systems at Middlesex University, London. Before joining Middlesex, she was a post-doc research scientist at Chair of Data Analysis and Visualization , University of Konstanz, Germany (2010-2013), working with Professor Daniel Keim and his group on a number of visual analytics projects . She was also a post-doc at the Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, UK (2007-2010) working with Dr. Peter Rodgers on the EPSRC funded project Visualization with Euler Diagrams .
Dr Zhang received her Ph.D. from Brunel University, UK, under the supervision of Professor Xiaohui Liu. The title of her PhD thesis is Interactive Visualization for the Dynamic Modelling of Time Series Gene Expression Data.
Chinese (native), English, German (basic)
Most recently involved in the teaching of the following modules:
Most recently involved in the supervision of the following modules:
A major theme Dr. Zhang's research is to develop data analysis and visualization techniques for extracting and visualizing patterns and relations in large complex data. There are three main strands to Dr. Zhang’s research: visual analytics on different application data, visualizing complex set relations and interactive visual projection techniques for analyzing patterns in high-dimensional data.
Sacha, Dominik and Sedlmair, Michael and Zhang, Leishi and Lee, John A. and Peltonen, Jaakko and Weiskopf, Daniel and North, Stephen C. and Keim, Daniel A. (2017) What you see is what you can change: human-centred machine learning by interactive visualization. Neurocomputing . ISSN 0925-2312 (Accepted/In press)
Zhang, Leishi and Rooney, Chris and Nachmanson, Lev and Wong, B. L. William and Kwon, Bum Chul and Stoffel, Florian and Hund, Michael and Qazi, Nadeem (2016) Spherical similarity explorer for comparative case analysis. In: IS&T Electronic Imaging 2016 Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis 2016, 16-18 Feb 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Nachmanson, Lev and Nocaj, Arliond and Bereg, Sergey and Zhang, Leishi and Holroyd, Alexander (2016) Node overlap removal by growing a tree. In: GD16, 24th International Symposium on Graph Drawing & Network Visualization, 19-21 September 2016, Athens, Greece. (Published online first)
Pérez, Daniel and Zhang, Leishi and Schaefer, Matthias and Schreck, Tobias and Keim, Daniel and Díaz, Ignacio (2015) Interactive feature space extension for multidimensional data projection. Neurocomputing, 150 (Part B). pp. 611-626. ISSN 0925-2312
Sacha, Dominik and Sedlmair, Michael and Zhang, Leishi and Lee, John Aldo and Weiskopf, Daniel and North, Stephen and Keim, Daniel (2016) Human-centered machine learning through interactive visualization. In: 24th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning, 27-29 Apr 2016, Bruges, Belgium.
Dr Zhang is the PC member of a number of conferences and workshops, most recent ones including: IS&T VDA'17, IDA'16, CGVC'16, SKG’16