Hello ; )
I am Rima Cao !
Hi, I am Yining "Rima" Cao!
I am currently a second year Ph.D student at University of California, San Deigo, working with Professor Haijun Xia.
My research interest lies in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Vision. I am interested in building intelligent interactive system that support visual thinking and storytelling.
Priviously, I was a master student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, majoring in Data Analasis and Human-Computer Interaction. I worked with Professor Eytan Adar and Hari Subramonyam. I was also a graduate student research assistent at ICRL directed by Professor Jessie Yang. I got my Bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University, China.
I build tools that support creativity and visual thinking with motion.
DataParicles: Block-based and Language-oriented Authoring of Animated Unit Visualizations
DataParticles is a natural language-oriented, block-based authoring tool for animated unit visualizations. Creators can author animated unit visualizations that are congruent with their story narratives by writing plain text in a rich text editor.
VideoSticker : A Tool for Active Visual Note-taking and Annotation
We propose VideoStickers , a tool for supporting graphical note-taking from videos. VideoStickers utilizes object detection and tracking and linking to narratives to allow the viewer to quickly `collect' a sticker and integrate the content into motion graphical notes.
Most of my works combine algorithms, designs and fun.
More in Life :)
Beyond academic researches, I am also interested in other fields like dancing, drawing, handicraft, etc. Here list some of my hobbies and shows another part of me.
Drawing & Design
Draw a popular science brochure
3D Tsinghua C4D Modeling
Motion Poster for Spring Festival
Water filter for arsenic removal
Jazz & Aerobic
You can find me through these links.