Xiyao Wang 王曦耀

About Me

My name is Xiyao Wang. I successfully denfended my doctoral thesis on December 16, 2020 at the Université Paris-Saclay. During my PhD starting from November 2017, I worked at the Aviz team, Inria Saclay under the supervision of Tobias Isenberg and Mehdi Ammi.

Prior to that, I received my Supélec engineer degree from CentraleSupélec, my research master degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Université Paris-Sud (Paris XI), and my bachelor degrees in electronic engineering from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) and Ocean University of China.

Research Interests

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Visualization/Rendering
  • Interaction and Usability


Profil photo

Graduation ceremony.
Dec 2017 @ CentraleSupélec


Full papers

  • 2020SRSurvey
    Collaborative Work in Augmented Reality: A Survey
    Mickael Sereno, Xiyao Wang, Lonni Besançon, Michael J. McGuffin, and Tobias Isenberg
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 27, 2021. To appear.(doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3032761)
  • 2019HybridVis
    Towards an Understanding of Augmented Reality Extensions for Existing 3D Data Analysis Tools
    Xiyao Wang, Lonni Besançon, David Rousseau, Mickael Sereno, Mehdi Ammi, and Tobias Isenberg
    Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI, April 25–30, Honolulu, HI, USA), ACM, New York, 2020. (doi: 10.1145/3313831.3376657)
  • 2019Pressure
    Augmenting Tactile 3D Data Navigation with Pressure Sensing
    Xiyao Wang, Lonni Besançon, Mehdi Ammi, and Tobias Isenberg.
    Computer Graphics Forum, 38(3):635–647, June 2019. (doi: 10.1111/cgf.13716)


  • 2019ARVision
    A Vision of Bringing Immersive Visualization to Scientific Workflows
    Xiyao Wang, Lonni Besançon, Florimond Guéniat, Mickael Sereno, Mehdi Ammi, and Tobias Isenberg
    CHI Workshop on Immersive Analytics: Interaction Design and Prototyping for Immersive Analytics, 2019.
  • 2017PressurePoster
    Augmenting Tactile 3D Data Manipulation with Pressure Sensing
    Xiyao Wang, Lonni Besançon, Mehdi Ammi, and Tobias Isenberg
    Posters at the IEEE Conference on Visualization (IEEE VIS, October 1–6, Phoenix, Arizona, USA), 2017.


  • 2019-2020 Object-Oriented Programming (JAVA) and Software Engineering French
    - Tutorials and Lab sessions - 24 hours
    - Undergraduate level at Université Paris-sud, Orsay, France
  • 2018-2019 C++ Programming French
    - Lab sessions - 27 hours
    - Graduate level at Polytech Paris-sud, Orsay, France
  • 2018-2019 Algorithms and C Programming French
    - Tutorials - 10 hours
    - Graduate level at Polytech Paris-sud, Orsay, France
  • 2017-2018 Algorithms of Graphy Theory French
    - Tutorials - 14 hours
    - Graduate level at Polytech Paris-sud, Orsay, France


Invited talks

  • VR and AR Visualization in HEP
    - 18 Oct 2019 at the Institut Pascal, Orsay, France
    - Workshop on Learning to Discover : Advanced Pattern Recognition
  • Understanding TrackML Results with a Visualization System Using a PC + HoloLens Hybrid
    - 01 July 2019 at Cern, Geneva, Switzerland
    - Workshop on TrackML Challenge: Final


  • 2020: VR, CHI, TEI, and IHM.
  • 2019: TEI, VR, CHI, ICMI, VIS, and CSCW.
  • 2018: IHM.


  • 2020 IEEE VIS Student Volunteer
    Virtual conference
  • 2019 AFIHM Student Volunteer
    @ Grenoble, France
  • 2019 IEEE VIS Student Volunteer
    @ Vancouver, Canada
  • 2018 IEEE VIS Student Volunteer
    @ Berlin, Germany



  • 2017 - now inria and Université Paris-Saclay
    PhD in Computer Sciences, Human-Computer Interaction and Visualization
    - funded by French national scholarship Cordi-S
    - Thesis: Augmented Reality Environments for the Interactive Exploration of 3D Data
    - Supervisors: Tobias Isenberg and Mehdi Ammi
    - Team: Aviz of inria and HCC of LRI
    During my defense at the Covid-19 pandemic moment:
    with Tobias Isenberg
    with some jury members
    with my wife
    with Aviz members
    with Chinese students
    With Aviz members:
    2019 @ Chateau Isenberg
    2019 Chinese new year
    2019 retreat @ Beaune
    2018 escape game
    2017 picnic @ Orsay
    2017 Christmas lunch
    2017 a snowing night
    2017 @ National Archives
  • 2016 - 2017 Université Paris-Saclay
    Formally Université Paris-Sud (Paris XI)
    Last year of Master in Human-Computer Interaction
    - Dual degree program with CentraleSupélec
  • 2015 - 2017 École Supérieure d'Électricité
    Now merged with École Centrale Paris and became CentraleSupélec.
    Supélec Engineer Degree
    2017 - Graduation Ceremony @ CentraleSupélec, Gif sur Yvette, France
  • 2014 - 2015 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
    Now merged with Paris-Sorbonne University and became Sorbonne University
    First year of Master in Robotic and Intelligent Systems Engineering
  • 2013 - 2014 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)
    Now merged with Paris-Sorbonne University and became Sorbonne University
    Last year of Bachelor in Electronic Engineering
  • 2012 - 2013 Université de Bretagne Occidentale
    Second year of Bachelor in Electronics and Telecommunications
  • 2010 - 2012 Ocean University of China
    First and second year of Bachelor in Electronics Information Science and Technology
    2014 - Before the Graduation Ceremony @ OUC, Qingdao, China


Some random things.


  • My traveling footsteps
    A simple map marks some places that I have visited.
    You can click on a city mark to see some of the photos, but not every city has photos.
    Last update: early 2020.