Dancing Cell Visualization


An interactive visual analysis tool created for studying collections of video data. Our driving application is cellular behavior studies that use microscopy imaging methods. The studies routinely generate large amounts of videos with different experimental conditions. It is very time-consuming for the scientists to watch each video and manually extract features of interest for further comparative and quantitative studies. We show that with our visualization tool, scientists are now able to conveniently observe, select and isolate, and compare and analyze the cellular behaviors from different perspectives within one framework. The tremendous time and effort saved allow scientist to focus on deriving the actual meaning behind certain observed behaviors.



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[PDF]: An Interactive Visual Analysis Tool for Cellular Behavior Studies using Large Collections of Microscopy Videos. Chuan Wang, Jia-Kai Chou, Kwan-Liu Ma, Arpad Karsai, Ying X. Liu, Evgeny Ogorodnik, Victoria Tran, and Gang-Yu Liu. The Second IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM 2016). 4, 2016

[Video]: A short system demo

[Video]: Paper presentation

Researchers

Jia-Kai Chou received his Ph.D. degree in information management from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Computer Science at University of California, Davis. He is working with Professor Kwan-Liu Ma in the Visualization and Interface Design Innovation research group (VIDi). His research interests involve information visualization, visual analytics and multimedia systems.

Chuan is a PhD student in Computer Science at University of California, Davis. She is working with Professor Kwan-Liu Ma in the Visualization and Interface Design Innovation research group (ViDi). Chuan's research interests include visual analytics, data mining, computer vision. Her current research topics are related to video analysis and visualization. Before she came to US, she worked as an research engineer at Fuji Xerox, Japan.