Hsinchun Chen, Ph.D.
McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems and
Director, Artificial Intelligence Lab
Dr. Hsinchun Chen is McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona. He received the B.S. degree from the National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan, the MBA degree from SUNY Buffalo, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the New York University. Dr. Chen had served as a Scientific Counselor/Advisor of the National Library of Medicine (USA), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), and National Library of China (China).
Dr. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He received the IEEE Computer Society 2006 Technical Achievement Award, the 2008 INFORMS Design Science Award, the MIS Quarterly 2010 Best Paper Award, and the IEEE 2011 Research Achievement and Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics. He was also a finalist of the AZ Tech Council’s Governor’s Innovation of the Year Award in 2011 and named in the Arizona Centennial Top 100 Scientists in 2012. He is author/editor of 20 books, 25 book chapters, 250 SCI journal articles, and 140 refereed conference articles covering Web computing, search engines, digital library, intelligence analysis, biomedical informatics, data/text/web mining, and knowledge management. His recent books include: Dark Web (2012); Sports Data Mining (2010); Infectious Disease Informatics (2010); Terrorism Informatics (2008); Mapping Nanotechnology Knowledge and Innovation(2008), Digital Government (2007);Intelligence and Security Informatics for International Security (2006); and Medical Informatics (2005), all published by Springer.
Dr. Chen’s publication productivity in Information Systems was ranked #8 in a bibliometric study in (CAIS 2005) and #9 in (EJIS, 2007); and he was ranked #1 in Digital Library research in a study in (IP&M 2005), #1 in JASIST publication for 1998-2007 in (JASIST 2008) and #5 in h-index in IEEE Intelligent Systems publications for 1986-2010 in (IEEE IS 1010). His overall h-index in 2012 is 64, which is ranked in the top 10 for information retrieval researchers in computer science and #4 among all University of Arizona faculty according to Microsoft Academic Search, and #1 among all faculty in the MIS (tied with Andy Whinston) according to Google Scholar.
He is Editor in Chief (EIC) of the ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM TMIS) and Springer Security Informatics (SI) Journal. He serves on ten editorial boards including: IEEE Intelligent Systems, ACM Transactions on Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Decision Support Systems, and International Journal on Digital Library.
He has been an advisor for major NSF, DOJ, NLM, DOD, DHS, and other international research programs in digital library, digital government, medical informatics, and national security research. Dr. Chen is founding director of Artificial Intelligence Lab and Hoffman E-Commerce Lab. The UA Artificial Intelligence Lab, which houses 20+ researchers, has received more than $30M in research funding from NSF, NIH, NLM, DOD, DOJ, CIA, DHS, and other agencies (90 grants, 40 from NSF). Dr. Chen has also produced 30 Ph.D. students who are placed in major academic institutions around the world. The Hoffman E-Commerce Lab, which has been funded mostly by major IT industry partners, features one of the most advanced e-commerce hardware and software environments in the College of Management. Dr. Chen was conference co-chair of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2004 and had served as the conference/program co-chair for eight International Conferences of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), the premiere digital library meeting in Asia that he helped develop. He had served as the Program Chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2009, the premiere MIS conference. Dr. Chen is also (founding) conference co-chair of the IEEE International Conferences on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) 2003-present. The ISI conference, which has been sponsored by NSF, CIA, DHS, and NIJ, has become the premiere meeting for international and homeland security IT research.
Dr. Chen’s COPLINK system, which has been quoted as a national model for public safety information sharing and analysis, has been adopted in more than 3500 law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The COPLINK research had been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and ABC News, among others. The COPLINK project was selected as a finalist by the prestigious International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Motorola 2003 Weaver Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement in 2003. COPLINK research has recently been expanded to border protection (BorderSafe), disease and bioagent surveillance (BioPortal), and terrorism informatics research (Dark Web), funded by NSF, DOD, CIA, and DHS. In collaboration with selected international terrorism research centers and intelligence agencies, the Dark Web project has generated one of the largest databases in the world about extremist/terrorist-generated Internet contents (web sites, forums, blogs, and multimedia documents). Dark Web research supports link analysis, content analysis, web metrics analysis, multimedia analysis, sentiment analysis, and authorship analysis of international terrorism contents. The project has received significant international press coverage, including: Associated Press, USA Today, The Economist, NSF Press, Washington Post, Fox News, BBC, PBS, Business Week, Discover magazine, WIRED magazine, Government Computing Week, Second German TV (ZDF), Toronto Star, and Arizona Daily Star, among others.
Dr. Chen is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Knowledge Computing Corporation (KCC), a university spin-off IT company and a market leader in law enforcement and intelligence information sharing and data mining. KCC was acquired by i2, the industry leader in intelligence analytics and fraud detection, in 2009. The combined i2/KCC company was acquired by IBM in 2011 for $500M.
Dr. Chen has also received numerous awards in information technology and knowledge management education and research including: AT&T Foundation Award, SAP Award, the Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year Award, the University of Arizona Technology Innovation Award, and the National Chiao-Tung University Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was also named Distinguished Alumnus by SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Chen had served as a keynote or invited speaker in major international security informatics, medical informatics, information systems, knowledge management, and digital library conferences and major international government meetings (NATO, UN, EU, FBI, CIA, DOD, DHS). He had served as Distinguished/Honorary Professor of several major universities in Taiwan and China (including Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Jiao Tong University). He was named the Distinguished University Chair Professor of the National Taiwan University in 2010 and was elected as China 1000-Talent Program Scholar in affiliation with the Tsinghua University in 2012.
2011: Dr. Chen was ranked #1 in publication productivity in a Communications of the Association for Information Systems study (2011), an update to the previous 2005 study.
2010: Dr. Chen's Google Scholar h-index is 51, which is among the top 5 in MIS.
2008: Dr. Chen was ranked #1 in publication productivity in JASIST in a 2008 study published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
2007: Ranked #9 in IS research productivity in a study published in the European Journal of Information Systems in 2007 (Vol. 16, pgs. 36-53).
2005: Ranked #8 in publication productivity in MIS in a Communications of the Association for Information Systems study (2005), #1 in publication productivity in Digital Library in an Information Processing & Management Study (2005).
Dr. Chen was a keynote speaker at IEEE ISI 2008 and PAISI 2008 in Taiwan. Dr. Henry Lee, center, and Dr. Chen, left of center, at IEEE ISI 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan.
See the Associated Press article on Dark Web.
Dr. Chen is the author of several new and forthcoming books about: Nanotechnology, Digital Government, National Security, Terrorism Informatics, and Intelligence and Security Informatics.
- Business Intelligence Mining in Web 2.0: Data, Text and Web Mining for Finance, Accounting and Marketing Applications
- Knowledge Discovery for Cancer Informatics and Public Health Informatics: Techniques, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned
- From Search Engines to Web Mining
- Mapping Nanotechnology Innovations and Knowledge: Global and Longitudinal Patent and Literature Analysis
- Syndromic Surveillance Systems: Overview and the BioPortal System
- International and Asian Digital Library Development: Past, Present, and Future
- Intelligence and Security Informatics for International Security: Framework and Case Studies
- Digital Library Development in the Asia Pacific
- Knowledge Management Systems: Development and Applications Part I: Overview and Related Fields
- Knowledge Management Systems: Development and Applications Part II: Techniques and Examples
- Disease and Bioagent Information Sharing, Surveillance, Analysis, and Visualization
- Terrorism Informatics: From Field, Classified and Human Intelligence to Open Source, Web and Artificial Intelligence
- Affect and Sentiment Analysis of Web Forums: A Case Study
- Dark Web Portal for Bio/Ag/Chem Terrorism Monitoring and Prevention
- Computer-Assisted “Dark Web“ Collection, Analysis and Visualization: A Case Study of IEDs
- Explosives and IEDs in the Dark Web: Discovery, Categorization, and Analysis
- Computer-Assisted “Dark Web” Collection, Analysis and Visualization
- Terrorism Informatics and the Dark Web Portal Project
- The Dark Web Archiving Project: Web Sites, Forums, and Multimedia Contents
- Intelligence and Security Informatics Research: COPLINK, BorderSafe, BioPortal, and Dark Web
About Journals and Publications:
* Journals, Conferences, and Funding Sources for Management Information
Systems (MIS) Researchers and Educators: A Resource Guide (By H. Chen)
* ISI ranking of top CS and information systems journals (2004-2007)
* Top IT-related SCI-Indexed Journals
About IT and MIS Research and the Future
* IT Research and Publication: My Experience (By H. Chen)
* MIS Future
* Useful Things to Know About Ph.D. Thesis Reseach (by Dr. H. T. Kung, Harvard University)
About the University of Arizona program
* University of Arizona MIS Program Overview