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'm also the co-advisor of Intelligent Big Data Visualization Lab (iDVX Lab) and FDU-VIS. I do interdisciplinary research in communication, computer science, and design, and seek to explore how data is encoded, disseminated, and consumed in the era of digitalization and artificial intelligence.

I received my PhD in Design at iDVX Lab, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, supervised by Prof. Nan Cao. I received 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.

⭐ I am looking for highly motivated students and research interns! 招收硕士生及暑期/日常学生科研,有意请联系邮箱


  • Data Analysis and Information Visualization 数据分析与信息可视化(秋、春季,本科)
  • Information and Interaction Design 信息互动设计(秋季,本科)
  • Research Methodology 新闻传播学研究方法(秋季,研究生)
  • Intelligent Communication 智能传播(春季,研究生)
  • Service:

  • ACM CHI associate chair (AC), 2024-2025
  • ChinaVis International Program Committee member, 2023-2024
  • Reviewer of IEEE TVCG, Eurographics, ACM CHI, CSCW, TIST, Computer Science Review etc.

  • News & Travels

    Oct, 2024 · 📣🥳 Call for papers & participation! IEEE VIS 2024 Workshop on Data Storytelling in an Era of Generative AI
    Jun, 2024 · Talk, NWU, 📍Xi'an, China
    May, 2024 · CHI Conference, 📍Honolulu, US
    Apr, 2024 · Talk, NJU, 📍Nanjing, China
    Jan, 2024 · Talk, SCU Vis Lab, 📍Chengdu, China
    Nov, 2023 · Talk, ECUPL Teaching Forum, 📍Shanghai, China
    Oct, 2023 · Talk & 🏆 Best Paper Award, IEEE VIS 2023 Conference, 📍Melbourne, Australia
    Aug, 2023 · Talk, HHME-CHCI 2023 Conference, 📍Harbin, China
    Aug, 2023 · Talk, iDVX Lab Open Day, 📍Shanghai, China
    Jul, 2023 · A new paper accepted by IEEE VIS
    Jul, 2023 · Talk & Panel Host, ChinaVis 2023 Conference, 📍Chongqing, China
    May, 2023 · Won China Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG) Natural Science Award, Second Prize
    Mar, 2023 · Published my first book
    Dec, 2022 · Joined Fudan University
    Jul, 2022 · Talk & Panel Host, ChinaVis 2022 Conference, 📍Xining, China
    Jul, 2022 · Passed my PhD dissertation defense