Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Shiaofen Fang Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Computer Science


Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Utah

BS, MS, Applied Mathematics, Zhejiang University

Teaching Assignments

Fall: CSCI 550, Computer Graphics

Spring: CSCI 552, Visualization

Current Research

My primary research interests are visualization, biomedical imaging, computer graphics, and geometric modeling. My early research focus was on Volume Visualization and Volume Graphics. Major projects included deformable volume modeling and rendering, hardware assisted voxelization, volume fusion, 3D microscopy visualization, and immersive volume visualization. A common theme of these research projects is the efficient and effective visualization of scientific data. Although this line of research is still a major part of my work, my recent research interests have shifted toward medical image analysis and visual analytics. These processes include 3D image analysis for medical diagnosis, surface analysis of medical images, 3D surface reconstruction, and knowledge discovery through information visualization.

Select Publications

Qian You, Shiaofen Fang and Patricia Ebright, Iterative Visual Clustering for Learning Concepts from Unstructured Text Unstructured Text Data. International Journal of Software and Informatics, In Press.

Jason Mclaughlin, Shiaofen Fang, Sandra Jacobson, H Eugene Hoyme, Luther Robinson and Tatiana Foroud. Interactive Feature Visualization and Detection for 3D Face Classification, International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence. 5(2), 2011, 1-16.

Qian You, Shiaofen Fang, Jake Chen. GeneTerrain: Visual Exploration of Differential Gene Expression Profiles Organized in Native Biomolecular Interaction Networks. Journal of Information Visualization, 2010; 9:1, 1-12.

Jianbing Shen, Shiaofen Fang, Hanli Zhao, Xiaogang Jin. Fast Approximation of Trilateral Filter for Tone Mapping Using a Signal Processing Approach. International Journal of Signal Processing, Elsevier, 2009, 89:5. 901-907

Shiaofen Fang, Basil George and Mathew Palakal. Automatic Surface Scanning of 3D Artifacts, International Journal of Virtual Reality. 2009, 8:4, 67-72.

Shiaofen Fang, Jason McLaughlin, Jiandong Fang, Jeffrey Huang, Ilona Autti-Rämö, Åse Fagerlund, et al., “Automated Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Using 3D Facial Image Analysis”, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, 2008;11:162-171

Select Patents

Shiaofen Fang and Hongsheng Chen, Method and Apparatus for Fast Voxelization of Volumetric Models, US patent, US6556199.