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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.

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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.

More projects

Most of my works combine algorithms, designs and fun.


Super Musician

Music Style Transfer Based on AutoEncoder



Extractive text summarization with sequence-to-sequence model


Visualization for Winter Olympics

This the blog for developing communicative visualization to show the who's the winner for winter olympics



A personal mobile data trasaction platform


Jumping Fun

A website game developed by three.Js



An intelligent stroller with environmental protection and security anti-theft function.

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

October, 2018

3D Tsinghua C4D Modeling

October, 2016

Motion Poster for Spring Festival

Janurary, 2018

Voluntary work

Water filter for arsenic removal

June, 2017

Voluntary teaching

October, 2017

Voluntary sampling

Feburary, 2018

Jazz & Aerobic

Jazz performance

May, 2017


November, 2017

Aerobic competition

October, 2017



November, 2015

Snow town

Janurary, 2017

Water town

October, 2017


You can find me through these links.

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