Dr. Jian Zhao is a Research Scientist at FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL). His research lies in the intersection of information visualization, human-computer interaction, and data science. He is dedicated to developing interactive visualizations that optimize the analytical workflow of solving complex real-world data problems. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He also has the experiences of working at other leading industry labs including Microsoft, IBM, and Adobe Research. He is the recipient of several scholarships and four publication awards at top-tier venues including IEEE VIS and ACM CHI.