About Me

Hi, I am Weikai (Vica) Yang (杨维铠), a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in Software Engineering, Tsinghua University, advised by Prof. Shixia Liu. Prior to that, I was an undergraduate student at Tsinghua University, where I majored in Software Engineering(2015-2019) and minored in Statistics(2017-2019).
My research interests lie in integrating Machine Learning into Visual Analytics, which can facilitate the understanding of large-scale data and make it easier for practitioners to use machine learning techniques.

Publications

Diagnosing Ensemble Few-Shot Classifiers

Weikai Yang; Xi Ye; Xingxing Zhang; Lanxi Xiao; Jiazhi Xia; Zhongyuan Wang; Jun Zhu; Hanspeter Pfister; Shixia Liu.

TVCGIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2022.


A Unified Understanding of Deep NLP Models for Text Classification

Zhen Li; Xiting Wang; Weikai Yang; Jing Wu; Zhengyan Zhang; Zhiyuan Liu; Maosong Sun; Hui Zhang; Shixia Liu.

TVCGIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2022.


Interactive Steering of Hierarchical Clustering

Weikai Yang; Xiting Wang; Jie Lu; Wenwen Dou; Shixia Liu.

TVCGIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. 2021.


Diagnosing Concept Drift with Visual Analytics

Weikai Yang*; Zhen Li*; Mengchen Liu; Yafeng Lu; Kelei Cao; Ross Maciejewski; Shixia Liu.

VASTIEEE Visualization Conference (VAST). 2020.


Selected Awards

  • 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate of Tsinghua University (2%)
  • 2019 Outstanding Undergraduate of Beijing (5%)
  • 2017 Qualcomm Scholarship
  • 2017 National Scholarship

Timeline

  • 2022.06
    • Our paper “Diagnosing Ensemble Few-Shot Classifiers” was accepted by IEEE TVCG.
    • Our paper “A Unified Understanding of Deep NLP Models for Text Classification” was accepted by IEEE TVCG.
  • 2021.10
    • Passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam.
  • 2021.09
    • Enrolled into School of Software, Tsinghua University as a Ph.D. student.
    • Advised by Prof. Shixia Liu.
  • 2020.09
    • Our paper “Concept Drift with Visual Analytics” was accepted by IEEE VAST 2020.
  • 2020.08
    • Our paper “A Survey of Visual Analytics Techniques for Machine Learning” was accepted by Springer CVM.
  • 2020.05
    • Our paper “Interactive Steering of Hierarchical Clustering” was accepted by IEEE TVCG.
  • 2019.08
    • Enrolled into School of Software, Tsinghua University as a master student.
    • Advised by Prof. Shixia Liu.
  • 2019.07
    • Graduated from Tsinghua University as a Bachelor in Engineering.
    • Bachelor thesis: Constrained Hierarchical Clustering and Interactive Steering Techniques.
  • 2018.02
    • Joined CG&CAD Lab, School of Software, Tsinghua University.
    • Started research about visual analytics.
    • Advised by Prof. Shixia Liu.
  • 2016.06
    • Transferred to School of Software, Tsinghua University.
  • 2015.09
    • Enrolled into Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University as a bachelor student.
  • 2012.09 - 2015.07
    • Highschool student at Affiliated High School of South China Normal University.

Miscellaneous

  • I participated in the development of Human’: Ethical Reflection on Future Cyberworld Identity, a work of art that disucsses the cyberworld and our identity.
  • I enjoyed sprint (12.11s/100m, 25.39s/200m). However, it is not enough to get a medal in Ma Yuehan’s Cup, which is one of my regrets.
  • I have been a volunteer for Drop-in Tutoring for STEM Courses in Tsinghua University since 2015. I also made a lot of friends through this programs.