440 Handan Rd., Shanghai, China
Zip code: 200433

Xingyu Lan 🌱 蓝星宇

Researching in 📊 data visualization, 🖊 visual storytelling, 🖥️ human-computer interaction, 🤖intelligent communication.

Welcome and thank you for visiting my site! I'm currently an assistant professor affiliated with School of Journalism at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. I do interdisciplinary research in communication, computer science, and design, and seek to explore how information is encoded, disseminated, and received in the era of big data and artificial intelligence.

I received my PhD in Design at Intelligent Big Data Visualization Lab (iDVX Lab), College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, supervised by Prof. Nan Cao. I specialized in data journalism when I was a graduate student, and earned my Master’s degree in Journalism and Communications and a minor in Finance from Peking University HSBC Business School. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Department of Sociology at Peking University and a double degree in Chinese Language and Literature from the Department of Chinese.

I am a writer / designer / developer in my spare time. I won prizes in competitions such as the National Data Journalism Competition, China DataViz Competition, PacificVis Storytelling Contest, China Digital Humanities Open Data Contest, and Huawei Data Analyst Competition.

News & Travels

Dec, 2022 · Joined Fudan University
Oct, 2022 · Finished writing my first book
July, 2022 · ChinaVis 2022 Conference, 📍Xining, China
Jul, 2022 · Passed my PhD dissertation defense