Nan Cao is a professor at TongJi University in China, with the joint appointment at both College of Design and Innovation and College of Software Engineering. He is the founding director of Tongji Intelligent Big Data Visualisation Lab (iDVx Lab) . Dr. Cao is also an adjunct professor at NYU ShangHai and NYU Tandon. Before joining Tongji and NYU Shanghai, he was a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and he has worked for IBM for 10 years during 2005 - 2015.

Dr. Cao led many research projects related to data visualization in domains of information security, healthcare informatics, and urban computing. His primary expertise and research interests are information visualization and visual analysis. He is specialized in producing novel visualization techniques to represent and analysis complex (big, heterogenous, multidimensional, dynamic) real world data.

The above background photo was shot at the Croton Point Park in Oct 2015. It was a place where I shared many good memories with my family. A video of this park was captured by my drone in Feb 2015.