Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering department and a member of the Sustainability discovery theme at the Ohio State University . He is primarily interested in the development of optimization algorithms, namely in the areas of integer programming and polynomial optimization. Applications include planning and dispatch problems for power systems, and machine learning tools with an emphasis on interpretability. Chen was a postdoc at Columbia University, a graduate student at UC Berkeley, and an undergraduate at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Chen is a faculty mentor within STEAM's Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Program