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Wai TONG

Ph.D. Candidate@HKUST

I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Huamin Qu and Prof. Ting Chuen Pong at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I have visited Dr. Yalong Yang at Virginia Tech during summer 2022.

My research interests lie in the area of VR/AR, Data visualization, and Human–computer interaction. Specifically, I focus on bringing data visualization beyond traditional workspace (i.e., personal computer) to everyday life using AR/VR technology for more efficient and effective data exploration and analysis.

I am one of the core member in both Pulse of HKUST and XR-Vis group of VisLab. I love music and playing board games and video games.

My Curriculum Vitae could be found here. I am also looking for internship opportunities for summer 2023. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

News
Our latest paper about immersive collaborative visualization is conditionally accepted at VR 2023 conference.
2023-12-18
Present our work on paper interaction in the IEEE TVCG VIS session at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 at Daegu in Korea.
2022-12-08
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Present our honorable mentioned paper on paper interaction in IEEE VIS 2022 at Oklahoma City in the US.
2022-10-19
Visit Dr. Yalong Yang at Virginia Tech in the US.
2022-06-01

Publications

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Wai Tong, Meng Xia, Kam Kwai Wong, Doug Bowman, Ting-Chuen Pong, Huamin Qu, Yalong Yang
IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), 2023
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Xian Xu, Wai Tong, Zheng Wei, Meng Xia, Lik-Hang Lee, Huamin Qu
IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2023
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Wai Tong, Zhutian Chen, Meng Xia, Leo Yu-Ho Lo, Linping Yuan, Benjamin Bach, Huamin Qu
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2022
IEEE VIS 2022 Honorable Mention Award
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Aoyu Wu, Wai Tong, Haotian Li, Dominik Moritz, Yong Wang, Huamin Qu
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2022
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Wai Tong*, Haotian Li*, Huan Wei*, Liwenhan Xie*, Yanna Lin*, Huamin Qu
(*: equal contribution)
IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2022
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Aoyu Wu, Wai Tong, Tim Dwyer, Bongshin Lee, Petra Isenberg, Huamin Qu
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2020
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Zhutian Chen, Wai Tong, Qianwen Wang, Benjamin Bach, Huamin Qu
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2020

Projects

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VisPIE aims at promoting sustainability lifestyle using XR, digital twin, and data visualization. We present USTreePlantAR to encourage students to perform green action in the campus.

This project won the Deloitte ESG Innovation Award in hackUST 2022.

AR Developer, 04/2022
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Immersive Walk is an app that celebrate the HKUST 30th Anniversary by allowing students to go through the history of HKUST 30 years history in Augmented Reality.

AR Developer, 11/2021 - Present

Pulse of HKUST aims to promote a smart campus which supports effective and smart decision-makings through the combined power of IoT devices, big data, and AI.

This project has received R&D Merit Award in APICTA 2019 and Student Innovation Gold Award in HKICT 2019.

Full Stack Developer, 09/2018 - Present

USThing is a student-develop app that provide convenient access to commonly used HKUST systems and handy tools for enhancing students’ campus life.

Android Developer, 12/2017 - 12/2018

Awards

  • 2022
    HKUST UGC Research Travel Grant
  • 2022
    IEEE VIS 2022 Honorable Mention Award
  • 2022
    HKUST Overseas Research Award
  • 2022
    hackUST Deloitte ESG Innovation Award
  • 2019
    APICTA R&D Merit Award
  • 2019
    HKICT Student Innovation Gold Award

Teaching Experience

  • 2021 Spring
    COMP 2012: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
  • 2020 Spring
    COMP 1942: Exploring and Visualizing Data
  • 2019 Fall
    COMP 1022Q: Introduction to Computing with Excel VBA
  • 2018 Fall
    COMP 3511: Operating System

Contact

Address
Lo Ka Chung University Center (UC 101), HKUST