Dr. Ting Chen is currently professor of computer science at Tsinghua University. He is also a faculty member at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Beijing National Laboratory of Information Science and Technology. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1993 with B.E. in computer science, and received his Ph.D. in computer science at Stony Brook University in 1997. He was a lecturer of genetics at Harvard University from 1997 to 2000, and then became an assistant, associate, and full professor of biological sciences and computer science at the University of Southern California (USC) before he joined Tsinghua University. He received the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2004.
He has published over 150 papers, many in the top journals including Science, Cell, Nature Biomedical Engineering, PNAS, Nature Communications, PLoS Medicine, Cell Systems, Genome Research, American Journal of Human Genetics, Genome Biology, and Nucleic Acid Research. His publications have >10000 citations (Google Scholar).
His research interests are in the areas of computational biology/bioinformatics, medical informatics, algorithms, and statistical learning. His current research topics include
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Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stony Brook University
B.E. in Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
National Distinguished Professor , 2016-Present
Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China.
Adjunct Professor , 2016-2019
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California (USC), USA.
Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor , 2000-2016
Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California (USC), USA.
Lecturer , 1997-2000
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, USA.
Guest Research Associate , 1995-1998
Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
Chief Scientist, National Center for Health and Medical Big Data, Fuzhou, Fujian
Director, Center for Big Data Research in Health and Medicine, Institute of Data Science, Tsinghua University
Acting Head of Computational Biology (Department Chair), USC
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
USC High Performance Computing Committee
Director of Graduate Program, PhD program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
USC College Biology Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
USC Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Computational Biology Advisory Committee
USC College Faculty Council
Sloan Research Fellowship