Hai-Ning Liang

Research Interests

  • Visualization technologies
  • Mobile devices
  • Collaboration technologies
  • Learning technologies

Education

PhD, Computer Science
The University of Western Ontario, Canada

BA, Computer Science and Economics
The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Selected Awards

  • 2010, The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award (Nomination)
  • 2009, The Governor General's Gold Medal for Best PhD Dissertation (Nomination)
  • 2008, Robert and Ruth Lumsden Graduate Fellowship in Science
  • 2005-2007, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2007, UWO Research in Computer Science Best Presentation Award
  • 2003-2004, Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2002, Gold Medal in Computer Science and Economics
  • 2002, Szilard Award in Theoretical Computer Science
  • 2002, Outstanding Undergraduate Award (Honorable Mention)
  • 2001, Scholarship in Economics and Computer Science
  • 1998, University Entrance Scholarship

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (In press). Role of interaction in enhancing the epistemic utility of 3D mathematical visualizations. International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning. Springer Netherlands.

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2010). Can interactive visualization tools engage and support pre-university students in exploring non-trivial mathematical concepts? Computers & Education, 54(2010), 972-991. Elsevier Science Press.

Liang, H.-N., Parsons, P., Wu, H.-C., & Sedig, K. (2010; Invited). An exploratory study of interactivity in visualization tools: ‘Flow’ of interaction. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 19(1), 103-120. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2009). Characterizing navigation in interactive learning environments. Interactive Learning Environments, 17(1), 53-75. Taylor & Francis.

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2009). Application of frameworks in the analysis and (re)design of interactive visual learning tools. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20(2), 215-254. AACE.

Sedig, K. & Liang, H.-N. (2008; Invited). Learner-information interaction: A macro-level framework characterizing visual cognitive tools. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 19(1), 147-173. AACE.

Sedig, K. & Liang, H.-N. (2006). Interactivity of visual mathematical representations: Factors affecting learning and cognitive processes. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 17(2), 179-212. AACE.

Sedig, K., Rowhani, S., & Liang, H.-N. (2005). Designing interfaces that support formation of cognitive maps of transitional processes: An empirical study. Interacting with Computers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 17(4), 419-452. Elsevier Science Press.

Gadanidis, G., Sedig, K., & Liang, H.-N. (2004). Designing online mathematical investigations. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 23(3), 275-298. AACE.

Sedig, K., Rowhani, S., Morey, J., & Liang, H.-N. (2003). Application of information visualization techniques to the design of a mathematical mindtool: A usability study. Information Visualization, 2(3), 142-160. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

Conference Articles

Liang, H.-N. (2010). Overview of the health informatics research field: A bibliometric approach. In Proceedings of the 1st IFIP-IMIA International e-Health Joint Conference, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23.

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2009). Interaction flow in educational visualization tools: A study. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22-26, pp. 858-863. (This paper received the highest reviewer scores).

Sedig, K., Liang, H.-N., Morey, J. (2009). Enhancing the usability of complex visualizations by making them interactive: A Study. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22-26, pp. 1021-1028.

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2007). Using scaffolding as a strategy to make tools more accessible to young children. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada, June 25-29, 978-985.

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2007). Presentation of feedback in interactive learning environments: Some dimensions. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada, June 25-29, 972-977.

Sedig, K. & Liang, H.-N. (2007). On the design of interactive visual representations: Fitness of interaction. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada, June 25-29, 999-1006.

Wu, H.-C., Liang, H.-N., & Sedig, K. (2006). Exploring correlations in multivariate datasets using integrated interactive visualizations. In Proceedings of the International British HCI, Combining Visualisation and Interaction to Facilitate Scientific Exploration and Discovery Workshop, London, UK, September 11-15. (6 pages).

Sedig, K., Schenk, A., & Liang, H.-N. (2006). Using task-based interactions to facilitate exploration of 3D lattice visualizations. In Proceedings of the International British HCI, Combining Visualisation and Interaction to Facilitate Scientific Exploration and Discovery Workshop, London, UK, 11-15 September. (6 pages).

Sedig, K. & Liang, H.-N. (2006). Macro-level characterization of mathematical cognitive tools. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 26-30, 712-720. (This paper received the highest reviewer scores).

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2006). A survey of navigation interaction in computer-based learning environments. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 26-30, 684-672.

Nanda, P., Liang, H.-N., & Sedig, K. (2005). Interaction and interactivity in online mathematical applets: Two sides of the same coin. In Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005: World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Montreal, Canada, June-July, 1284-1291.

Conference Abstracts

Liang, H.-N. & Sedig, K. (2010). Design of interactions in the exploration of complex visualization spaces: A usability study. In Proceedings of the ACM Advanced Visual Interfaces Workshop on Interactive Data Exploration and Knowledge Discovery, Roma, Italy, May 25-29.