Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
Chen, the associate dean of research in the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, is the director of IUPUI╣s Advanced Vehicle Technology Institute, which is heavily involved in leading-edge hybrid vehicle technology.
Chen was a 1991 National Science Foundation Award winner and holds patents for visual monitoring systems for home health care services and for battery state-of-charge using neural network architecture.
He has received several commendations and honors, both for his teaching expertise (including a 1998 Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award) and his research (the school╣s own A. Max Distinguished Professor Award for Outstanding Research in 2000).
In addition to his research work in hybrid vehicle technology, Chen has broad research interests that include real-time digital motion and motor control, robotics and automation, applied computation intelligence and optimizing telecommunications networks and multimedia systems.