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.

His research interests are in the areas of computational biology/bioinformatics, medical informatics, algorithms, and statistical learning.  His current research topics include (1) medical data analysis and intelligent medicine, (2) single-cell RNA sequencing data analysis, (3) human genotype and phenotype association, and (4) human microbial interactions, functions and identifications. He has published over 100 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 >8000 citations (Google Scholar).

He received the Sloan Research Fellowship in 2004.