I research and teach on data driven human centered technology for promoting human flourishing

Data is the center of my professional life. I am fascinated by data. I exploit the limit of data. I thrive on problems driven by massive, complex, fine-grained and inevitably, messy data. I tell stories with data. I strive for making good use of data using elegant methods.

Lujie Karen Chen

Assistant Professor

Department of Information Systems

College of Engineering and Information Technology

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Baltimore, MD

Email: lujiec at umbc dot edu

I am currently an Assistant Professor at Department of Information Systems at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

I received my PhD in Information Systems from School of Information Systems & Management at Heinz College, Carnage Mellon University. I was a fellow of PIER ( Program of Interdisciplinary Educational Research). My PhD advisor is Prof Artur Dubrawski and my PIER/educational research advisor is Prof Amy Ogan. I was also an active member of the Auton Lab at Carnegie Mellon, where I spent over 10 years as a staff researcher before I became a full-time PhD student.

I am an applied researcher in machine learning, statistics, data mining, analytics and visualization. I have board interest in data driven applications. During my PhD career, I, however, focus on two areas: Healthcare and Education. I specifically focus on sensor data that describes the complex fine-grained physiological process (of patients in healthcare domain) or psychological process (of students in education domain). The ultimate goal of my dissertation research is to augment human perceptual and reasoning capability for service providers with high cognitive loads: critical care nurses and school teachers.

I received master degrees in information Systems (MISM, 2004) and Statistics (2012), both from Carnage Mellon University. My undergraduate degree is in international business and computer science (double major), from Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R.China

In my previous life, I was a professional accountant (CPA) for a big 4 accounting firm and financial analyst with a Fortune 500 soft beverage company. I also had a short stint with journalism. I was part of the project team that produced the one of the first list of Chinese entrepreneurs ("Forbes China rich list") back in 2002.