Chen Lab in Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Jin Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Computer Science, the University of Kentucky (UK). He received B.E. in Computer Science from Southeast University (SEU, formerly known as Nanjing Institute of Technology) in Nanjing, China in 1997. After graduation, he had worked as a senior software engineer in the Information Center of the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company for five years. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the supervision of Dr. Wynne Hsu, Dr. Mong Li Lee, and Dr. See-Kiong Ng in 2007. After that, he joined the bioinformatics laboratory of Dr. Seung Y. Rhee at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford as a postdoctoral research associate from 2007 to 2009. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory (PRL), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University (MSU) before joining UK.

The research in the Chen Lab focuses on informatics engineering applied to the field of health care and biological sciences. In the last decade, the multidisciplinary team has developed computer algorithms and clinically applicable tools on omics data analysis, phenotype data inter-functional clustering, medical imaging standardization, ontology development, phenotype data quality control, emergent phenomenon identification, interactive visualization of big health data, and so on. These tools have been used to better understand clinical and biological data such as radiological images, brain signals, longitudinal medical records, and plant photosynthesis phenotype data. The Chen Lab has published more than 75 papers in the domain of computer science, biomedical informatics, biological sciences, and medicine. Dr. Chen's research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE).