Background

I have a diverse background in computer science, engineering science, medicine, biochemistry, and chemistry.

Education
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Doctor of Philosophy (2004-2008)
Universityof British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Master of Applied Science (2002-2004)
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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Bachelor of Applied Science (1997-2001)
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (1993-1996)
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Bachelor of Science (1989-1993)
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Chemistry
Professional Experience
Software Engineering

My main goal is to build effective visual analytical tools for everyone, from domain experts such as decision-support analysts, scientists, medical staffs, or journalists, to anyone who happens to be enthusiastic about data:

  1. Neoteric Technologies (2001-2004): Developed desktop and mobile applications for health care providers (physicians, nurses, and laboratory personnels).
  2. Google (2008-present): Build visualization tools for analysts and also for data enthusiasts (Fusion Tables).
Research

My current research focus is in the fields of information visualization and human-computer interaction. In addition to thesis work, I have spent four summers and a winter at industry research labs:

  1. Microsoft Research (2004): Developed a technique to visualizing html pages on small screens with the Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment (VIBE) group in Redmond USA.
  2. Agilent Laboratories (2005): Developed a scalable visualization for hundreds of line-graphs with the System Biology group in Palo Alto USA.
  3. Google (2006/7): Developed a visualization tool for exploratory analysis of web session log data with the Search Quality group in Mountain View USA.

In the past, I have done research in areas of chemistry (where I obtained my B.Sc.), and medicine.