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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 the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization (1473-8716; 1473-8724) and the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics (2504-0537). He is the author of a series of books on visualizing the evolution of scientific knowledge as wells strategies and techniques for critical thinking, creativity, and discovery, 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), Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). He is the creator of the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature.

Dr. Chenís 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 persistently published scholarly works. His work has been cited over 18,000 times on Google Scholar. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and sponsored by industrial sponsors such as 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 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).