Hsin-Chun Chen, University of Arizona
Dr. Hsinchun Chen graduated with a BS degree from the National Chiao-Tong University (Taiwan), MBA from SUNY Buffalo, and an MS and Ph.D. from New York University. He is a University of Arizona Regents' Professor and the Thomas R. Brown Chair Professor in Management and Technology. He is also a Fellow of ACM, IEEE and AAAS. He received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in 2006, the INFORMS Design Science Award in 2008, and AIS Impact Award in 2020. He was also recognized in the INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award (NCDA). The NCDA is named in honor of two University of Arizona professors, Jay Nunamaker and Hsinchun Chen, who have made significant contributions to the field of Information Systems over the past several decades. Dr. Chen served as the lead Program Director of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program at the NSF for 2014-2015, a multi-year multi-agency health IT research program of in the U.S. He is author/editor of 20+ books, 300+ SCI journal articles, and 200+ refereed conference articles covering artificial intelligence, digital library, data/text/web mining, business analytics, security informatics, and health informatics. His overall h-index is 102 (40,000+ citations for 900+ papers according to Google Scholar), among the highest in MIS and top 50 in computer science. Dr. Chen founded the Artificial Intelligence Lab at The University of Arizona in 1989, which has received $50M+ research funding from NSF, NIH, NLM, DOD, DOJ, CIA, DHS, and other agencies (100+ grants, 50+ from NSF, as PI). He has served as Editor-in-Chief, Senior Editor or AE of major ACM/IEEE (ACM TMIS, ACM TOIS, IEEE IS, IEEE SMC), MIS (MISQ, DSS) and Springer (JASIST) journals and conference/program chair of major ACM/IEEE/MIS conferences in digital library (ACM/IEEE JCDL, ICADL), information systems (ICIS), security informatics (IEEE ISI), and health informatics (ICSH). He is also a successful IT entrepreneur. His COPLINK/i2 system for security analytics was commercialized in 2000 and acquired by IBM as its leading government analytics product in 2011. The COPLINK/i2 system is in use in 5,000+ law enforcement jurisdictions and intelligence agencies in the U.S. and Europe, making significant contribution to public safety worldwide. Dr. Chen has served as an advisor to major federal research programs and was a Scientific Counselor of the National Library of Medicine (USA), National Library of China, and Academia Sinica (Taiwan). He is a visiting chair professor at several major universities in China (Tsinghua University) and Taiwan (National Taiwan University). He is internationally renowned for leading research and development in the health analytics (data and text mining; health big data; DiabeticLink and SilverLink) and security informatics (counter terrorism and cyber security analytics; security big data; COPLINK, Dark Web, Hacker Web, and AZSecure) communities. His recent research includes SilverLink for mobile health and AZSecure for advanced cyber threat intelligence. Dr. Chen is director of the UA AZSecure Cybersecurity Program, with $10M+ funding from NSF SFS, SaTC, and CICI programs and CAE-CD/CAE-R cybersecurity designations from NSA/DHS.