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Selected Publications (for more publications, please see DBLP and Google citations)

1. Huang, W. (editor) (2014) Handbook of Human Centric Visualization. Springer-Verlag, USA. ISBN: 978-1-4614-7484-5.
- This book provides comprehensive research collection on how humans read visualizations and why we use them. "The book is revolutionary in its scale and breadth".

2. Huang, W., Hong, S.-H. and Eades, P. (2014) Larger crossing angles make graph visualizations easier to read. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. Volume 25, Issue 4, Pages 452-465. (ERA rank A).
- This paper proposed and tested a new approach for validating aesthetics. It also showed for the first time that the minimum angle is the best measure for edge angular resolution.

3. Huang, W. (2013) Establishing Aesthetics based on Human Graph Reading Behaviour: Two Eye Tracking Studies. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 17(1): 93-105.
- This paper systematically demonstrates that how eye tracking technologies can be used to examine human eye behaviour and how aesthetics can be derived based on the behaviour.

4. Huang, W., Eades, P. and Hong, S.-H. (2013) Improving Multiple Aesthetics Produces Better Graph Drawings. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. Volume 24, Issue 4, Pages 262-272. (ERA rank A).
- This paper is the journal version of one of the best papers presented at VL/HCC'10. It provides empirical evidence showing that improving multiple aesthetics makes a visualization more effective.

5. Huang, W., Huang, M. and Lin, C.C. (2011) Aesthetic of Angular Resolution for Node-Link Diagrams: Validation and Algorithm. In Proceedings of 2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC'11), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 18-22 September 2011. (ERA rank A).
- This paper won the best short paper award at VL/HCC'11. It empirically validated an angular resolution measure and proposed a new approach that tests performance of force-directed algorithms based on statistical significance.

6. Alem, L., Tecchia, F. and Huang, W. (2011) HandsOnVideo: Towards a Gesture based Mobile AR System for Remote Collaboration. In Alem, L. and Huang, W. (eds), Recent Trends of Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality. Pages 127-138. Springer, NY, USA.
- This paper introduces a system that augments unmediated remote hand gestures with the local workspace to support remote collaboration. This technology won the 2013 NSW iAward and has been commercialized.

7. Huang, W., Eades, P. and Hong, S.-H (2009) Measuring Effectiveness of Graph Visualizations: A Cognitive Load Approach. Information Visualization, 8(3): 139-152.
- This paper proposed and validated a cognitive load based measurement. This measure gives a single value, thus being more conclusive than traditional measures that can sometimes not be consistent with each other.

8. Huang, W., Eades, P. and Hong, S.-H (2009) A Graph Reading Behaviour: Geodesic-Path Tendency. In Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2009 (Beijing, China, April 20-23, 2009). PacificVis'09. IEEE Press, pp.137-144. (ERA rank A).
- This paper presented people's geodesic-path tendency based on eye tracking data and tested its impact on user performance. This provides first empirical evidence to support the classic theory of monotone drawing.

9. Huang, W., Hong, S.-H. and Eades, P. (2008) Effects of Crossing Angles. In Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2008 (Kyoto, Japan, March 5 - 7, 2008). PacificVis'08. IEEE Press, pages 41-46. (ERA rank A).
- This paper validates a new aesthetic of crossing angle. This research has spawned a new theory in graph drawing and combinatorial geometry on drawing graphs with large-angle crossings.

10. Huang, W., Hong, S.-H. and Eades, P. (2005) Layout Effects on Sociogram Perception. In Proceedings of 13th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD'05), September 12-14, 2005, Limerick, Ireland, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3843, Springer, 262-273. (ERA rank A).
- This paper examined to what extent aesthetics of abstract graphs could be applied in application graphs and showed that importance of individual aesthetics can be different in application domains.

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