Bio-sketch of Chaomei Chen
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Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University. He is a Chang Jiang Scholar (2008-2014) at Dalian University of Technology, China (2008-2011) and has been a visiting professor at Brunel University in the United Kingdom (2002-2008). He received his bachelor degree in mathematics from Nankai University, China, his master's degree in computation from the University of Oxford and his doctorate in computer science from the University of Liverpool. 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 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 190 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 6,650 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 and IMS Health. 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.