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Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Informatics in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. He is a Chang Jiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, China since 2008 and was a visiting professor at Brunel University in the United Kingdom (2002-2008). He received his bachelor degree in mathematics from Nankai University, China, a master degree in computation from the University of Oxford in England and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Liverpool, England. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, mapping scientific frontiers, and theories of scientific discoveries and creativity. Dr. Chen is the author of The Fitness of Information: Quantitative Assessments of Critical Information (Wiley, 2014), Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2011), Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006) and Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). He is the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Visualization and an editorial board member of Journal of Informetrics. Dr. Chen has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications in journals and conference proceedings in multiple disciplines of computer science and information science, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), IEEE Computer, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A), Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Journal of Informetrics (JOI), Information Processing & Management (IP&M), and Scientometrics. His work has been cited over 8,500 times on Google Scholar. He is the principal investigator of research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other government agencies and industrial sponsors such as Pfizer, IMS Health, and Lockheed Martin. His earlier research was funded by the European Commission, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), and the Library and Information Commission (UK). Dr. Chen created the widely used software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing emerging trends in scientific literature. CiteSpace has been used by users worldwide.