Hi, I'm Shaolun Ruan

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate of Computer Science at Singapore Management University, under the supervision of Professor Yong WANG. Before that, I received my bachelor degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China at School of Computer Science and Engineering in 2019. From 2020 to 2021, I worked as a Research Assistant at Kent State University, U.S.

I develop novel graphical representations that enable a more effective and smoother analysis using machines. My work focuses on handling complex and abstract domain problems, leveraging the methods from Data Visualization and Human-computer Interaction.

🔥 News

  • 2023.12: 🎄🎅🏻🎄Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas filled with peace, love, and happiness!!🎄🎅🏻🎄
  • 2023.12: Our paper was accepted by IEEE PacificVis TVCG track with 11.5% acceptance rate. See you in Tokyo!
  • 2023.11: Our paper was accepted by IEEE TVCG. See you in Florida!
  • 2023.07: 🔥 Awarded the SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship.
  • 2023.03: Our paper was accepted by EuroVIS'23. See you in Leipzig, Germany!
  • 2022.11: Passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam and became a Ph.D. candidate.
  • 2022.07: 🎉 Our paper VACSEN was accepted by IEEE VIS'22! See you in Oklahoma City.
  • 2022.05: Our tutorial was accepted by IEEE QCE'22! See you in Broomfield, Colorado.
  • 2022.01: 🔥 Became a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Yong WANG.
  • 2021.11: Our paper BatchLens was accepted by IEEE DATE'22 as the 1st author.
  • 2021.07: My paper Intercept Graph was accepted by IEEE VIS'21.
  • 2019.07: Graduated from University of Science and Tech. of China and get a Bachelor's degree.
  • 2017.08: Completed Engligh Language Academy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 2017.06: Became a Visiting Student at the Univeristy of Melbourne, Australia.

📝 Featured Publications


VIOLET: Visual Analytics for Explainable Quantum Neural Networks
Shaolun Ruan, Zhiding Liang, Qiang Guan, Paul Griffin, Xiaolin Wen, Yanna Lin, Yong Wang
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG 2023).



QuantumEyes: Towards Better Interpretability of Quantum Circuits
Shaolun Ruan, Qiang Guan, Paul Griffin, Ying Mao, Yong Wang
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG 2023).



VACSEN: A Visualization Approach for Noise Awareness in Quantum Computing
Shaolun Ruan, Yong Wang, Weiwen Jiang, Ying Mao, Qiang Guan
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG 2022).

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EuroVis 2023

VENUS: A Geometrical Representation for Quantum State Visualization
Shaolun Ruan, Ribo Yuan, Qiang Guan, Yanna Lin, Ying Mao, Weiwen Jiang, Zhepeng Wang, Wei Xu, Yong Wang
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of EuroVis 2023).

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Intercept Graph: An Interactive Radial Visualization for Comparison of State Changes (short paper)
Shaolun Ruan, Yong Wang, Qiang Guan
Proceedings of IEEE VIS (VIS 2021).


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🎖 Honors and Awards

  • 2023.07, SMU Presidential Doctoral Fellowship (Top 10%)
  • 2019.05, UESTC SCSE Outstanding Student Award

📖 Educations

  • 2022.01 - current, Ph.D. Candidate, Singapore Management Univeristy, Singapore.
  • 2019.07 - 2021.09, Research Assistant, Kent State University, U.S.
  • 2015.09 - 2019.07, Bachelar's Degree, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China.

💬 Invited Talks

  • 2023.11, Invited talk - "Visualization to Support the Application of Quantum Computing", HKUST |
  • 2023.12, Invited speaker, VAST Panel in VisLab HAI Seminar, HKUST
  • 2024.01, Invited talk - "Towards Making Your VIS Paper Writing Better", UESTC, China |
  • 2024.01, Invited talk - "Visualization to Support the Application of Quantum Computing", Sichuan University, China |
  • 2024.02, Invited lecture - "Stepping Into the Era of Interpretable Quantum Computing", QuCS Lecture Series, University of Notre Dame | [Link]

 🧑🏻‍🏫 Teaching

  • 2023-24 Spring, Teaching Assistant, IS428 - Visual Analytics for Business Intelligence, SMU

⭐️🌈 Upcoming Work