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Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Informatics in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. His research expertise is in the study of information and scientific knowledge, especially through computational and visual analytic approaches, including information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, mapping scientific frontiers, and theories of scientific discoveries and creativity. He is the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Visualization and 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). Dr. Chen has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications 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. Dr. Chen created and has been maintaining the widely used software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing emerging trends in scientific literature. CiteSpace has been used by users worldwide. His work has been cited over 9,400 times on Google Scholar. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other government agencies and industrial sponsors such as Pfizer, IMS Health, Lockheed Martin, and Elsevier. 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 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. He is a Chang Jiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, China.



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