Lujie (Karen) Chen
NSH 3119, Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: karenchen at cmu dot edu
I am a 5th year PhD student in Information Systems at School of Information Systems & Management at Heinz College, Carnage Mellon University. I am currently a fellow of Program of Interdisciplinary Educational Research (https://www.cmu.edu/pier/). I am also an active member of the Auton Lab (www.autonlab.org) at Carnegie Mellon, where I spent over 10 years as a researcher before I became at full-time PhD student. I am interested in applying methods in data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis and visual analytics to get insight from massive amount of data with applications in medical informatics and education.
On the education side, my current research agenda is to explore how we could design and deploy decision support systems that can deliver “precision coaching”, by collaborating seamlessly with human teacher to support the development of problem solving skills for a wide range of learners in a variety of contexts. My current interest are in non-routine math problem solving for elementary and middle school students and data science problem solving for novice learners.
On the medical informatics side, I am interested in leveraging applied machine learning and analytics to improve patient safety in continuously monitored patients in critical care units.
During my time with the Auton Lab, together with team of talented colleagues at lab, I developed analytical solutions to address problems in medical informatics, public health and food safety. I got 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
Before I fell in love with academia research, 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 the project team that produced the one of the first list of Chinese entrepreneurs ("Forbes China rich list") back in 2002.