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Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University in the USA. He is also a Professor in the Department of Information Science at Yonsei University in South Korea. Dr. Chen is the founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Visualization, the founding editor and the Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Data and Information Science. He published a series of books on the structure and dynamics of scientific frontiers, including Representing Scientific Knowledge: The Role of Uncertainty (Springer 2017), 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). Dr. Chen has designed and developed the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature.

Dr. Chens research and scholarly expertise is in the visual analytic reasoning and assessment of critical information concerning the structure and dynamics of complex adaptive systems. His work focuses on identifying emerging trends and potentially transformative changes in the development of science and technology, especially through computational and visual analytic approaches. Dr. Chen has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in multiple disciplines, including computer science and information science. His work has been cited over 14,000 times on Google Scholar. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other government agencies. His industrial sponsors include Elsevier, IMS Health, Lockheed Martin, and Pfizer. His earlier research was funded by the European Commission, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), and the Library and Information Commission (UK). He served as a member of Thomson Reuters Scientific Strategic Advisory Board, the Research Portfolio Analysis Subcommittee of the CISE/SBE Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, a reviewer of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program of the Chinese Ministry of Education, and expert reviewers for national funding agencies of countries such as Austria, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands as well as the USA. He served as a Visiting Professor at Brunel University in the UK and a Chang Jiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology in China. He received a B.Sc. in Mathematics (Nankai University, China), an M.Sc. in Computation (University of Oxford, UK) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (University of Liverpool, UK).




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