Visualization Professor appointed

Visualization Professor appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Min Chen, who will be joining the Oxford e-Research Centre as Professor of Visualization in May.

Professor Chen has been a member of  Swansea University's Department of Computer Science since 1990 and was awarded a personal chair there in 2001. With main research interests including visualization, computer graphics, and interactive computing, Professor Chen has led Swansea's Visual and Interactive Computing group since 1992.  This group currently consists of 6 faculty members, 12 research officers and 11 PhD students, and under his supervision, 22 PhD and 3 MPhil students have successfully completed their research programs.  

Professor Anne Trefethen, Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre said "Understanding large amounts of data is an increasing challenge across the discipline domains. Visualization is key to meeting this challenge.  It is fantastic that Min Chen has agreed to come to Oxford to help us take this agenda forward"

Min Chen also led the Centre of Excellence for Computing and Software Technologies during 2002-2009, and is the co-director of the recently-established One Wales Research Institute for Visual Computing. He was the paper co-chair of IEEE Visualization 2007 and 2008, and played a major role in establishing workshops on volume graphics and knowledge-assisted visualization.  Additionally Professor Chen is a fellow of the British Computer Society and a member of Eurographics, IEEE and ACM SIGGRAPH.  Additionally he is currently an Associate Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

"I am thrilled by the opportunity to join the thriving Oxford e-Research Centre, which offers an exciting platform for conducting interdisciplinary and high impact research with leading scientists and scholars in different fields." said Min Chen.