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Alumni Highlight: Jian Chen

Dr. Jian Chen

Dr. Jian Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on the interdisciplinary science of interactive visualization and virtual reality. She directs the OSU Interactive Visual Computing Lab.

She and her students are working on constructing next generation human+computing interfaces to support highly effective collaborative decision making between human and computing. They design methods to understand how humans see, interact, make sense, and retain information from complex real-world data. By using and Inventing methods in interactive visual computing, her team of students and collaborators have been contributing to solve real-world problems in biology, healthcare, bioMedicine, engineering, and education.

Dr. Chen writes: One of the best parts of my HCI training at VT was the freedom I had to try my own ideas and to fail. The energetic world-class faculty research leaders have had splendid career trajectories that continue to inspire me these many years later.