Ziying Tang


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Ph.D., Computer Science. The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

M.S., Information and Communication Technology. International University in Germany, Germany

B.S., Computer Science. Zhejiang University, China

Areas of Expertise

Multimedia and Interactive Media, Mobile Health, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Game and Animation, Computer Graphics and Vision


Dr. Ziying Tang is an Assistant Professor at Computer and Information Sciences Department of Towson University. She got her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Before that, she worked as a researcher in Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany, and Fraunhofer Institute for Graphic Interfaces, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Tang’s research interests include Multimedia and Interactive Media, Mobile Health, Human-Computer Interaction, and Computer Graphics and Computer Vision. She has published research papers in top conferences and journals.

Scholarship, Creative Activity:

PI: Ziying Tang; Co-PIs: Jinjuan Feng, Sonia Lawson; Aetna Foundation; Amount: $39,987; Funded 2014; Project: Improving the Health of Stroke Survivors through a Mobile App for Everyday Rehabilitation

PI: Ziying Tang; Co-PI: Jinjuan Feng, Sonia Lawson; Towson University School of Emerging Technology Seed Funding; Amount: $6,000; Funded 2014; Project: Mobile Based Games for in Home Rehabilitation

Co-PI: Ziying Tang; PI: Jinjuan Feng, Co-PIs: Subrata Acharya, Rhonda Greenhaw; Towson University School of Emerging Technology Seed Funding; Amount: $16,926; Funded 2013; Project: Context Aware Assistive Solution for People with Cognitive Disabilities

PI: Ziying Tang; Towson University Faculty Development and Research Committee; Amount: $4,500; Funded 2012; Project: Real-Time 3D Interactions on Mobile Devices

Co-PI: Ziying Tang; PI: Sujan Shrestha; Towson University Faculty Development and Research Committee; Amount: $5,000; Funded 2012; Project: Creating a Game World

Professional Service:

Tutorial Chair: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), Dallas, Texas, October, 2015

Program Committee: 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), Dallas, Texas, October, 2014

Program Committee: 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (ISPAN), San Marcos, Texas, December, 2012

Reviewer: Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVIS), Multimedia Systems (MMSJ), IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (TIM), Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communication, and Applications, and so on.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Ziying Tang, Jin Guo, Sheng Miao, Subrata Acharya, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, “Ambient Intelligence Based Context-Aware Assistive System to Improve Independence for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, accepted at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-49), 2016

Ziying Tang, Sonia Lawson, David Messing, Jin Guo and Jinjuan Heidi Feng, “Collaborative Rehabilitation Support System: A Comprehensive Solution for Everyday Rehab”, accepted at IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM) 2015

Jin Guo, Ted Smith, David Messing, Ziying Tang, Sonia Lawson, Jinjuan Heidi Feng " ARMStrokes: A Mobile App for Everyday Stroke Rehabilitation," accepted at ACM ASSETS 2015

Sonia Lawson, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Ziying Tang, Jin Guo, “Collaborative Rehabilitation Support System: A Comprehensive Solution for Everyday Stroke Rehabilitation through a Mobile App”, accepted at Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Conference 2015

Sheng Miao, Robert Hammell, Ziying Tang, Tim Hanratty, John Dumer, and John Richardson, "Integrating Complementary/Contradictory Information into Fuzzy--Based VoI Determinations,ʺ accepted at the 8th IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA2015)

Jinjuan Feng, Subrata Acharya, Rhonda Greenhaw, Ziying Tang, Jin Guo, Sheng Miao and Claudia Holmes "Portable Context Aware Assistive Solution to Aid Independent Living for People with Autism," in Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), Indianapolis, IN, 2014

Sheng Miao, Robert Hammell, Tim Hanratty and Ziying Tang "Comparison of Fuzzy Membership Functions for Value of Information Determination," in Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference (MAICS), pp. 53-61, Spokane, 2014

Tim Hanratty, John Dumer, Robert Hammell, Sheng Miao and Ziying Tang, "Tuning Fuzzy Membership Functions to Improve Value of Information Calculations," in IEEE 2014 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, Boston, MA, 2014

Ziying Tang, Yin Yang, Xiaohu Guo, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, "Distributed Haptic Interactions with Physically-Based 3D Deformable Models over Lossy Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH), vol. 6, No. 4, pp.417—428,  2013

Mike McGuire and Ziying Tang "Mining Semantic Time Period Similarity in Spatio-Temporal Climate Data," in IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW), pp. 1020-1027, 2013

Ziying Tang, Orkun Ozbek, Xiaohu Guo, "Real-Time 3D Interaction with Deformable Model on Mobile Devices", in Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Conference (MM 2011), pp. 1009 - 1012, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2011