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National University of Singapore (NUS)
Dr. Jin Chen is an associate professor in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI), Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Computer Science, the University of Kentucky since 2016. Previously he was an assistant professor in Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University from 2009 to 2016. Dr. Chen received his B.E. in Computer Science from Southeast University in Nanjing, China in 1997. After working in the Jiangsu Electric Power Company Information Center for five years, he decided to transition from industry to academia. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the supervision of Dr. Wynne Hsu, Dr. Mong Li Lee and Dr. See-Kiong Ng in 2007. He was a research associate in the bioinformatics laboratory of Dr. Seung Y. Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University from 2007 to 2009.
Dr. Chen's research focuses on the development of data mining and computer vision algorithms to solve problems in medical and biological informatics. He has developed a series of algorithms for phenomics and genomics data analysis, including inter-functional clustering, heterogeneity pattern recognition, phenotype ontology development, phenotype data quality control, gene ranking, data visualization, etc. He is also interested in biological network reconstruction using high-dimensional omics data. His work covers regulatory module identification, organelle communication pattern mining, and data-driven ontology construction. He has published more than 50 papers in biomedical informatics, computer science, and biology. Dr. Chen's research has been supported by NSF, NIH, DOE, MSU and UKY.