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    Jim X. Chen Expanded Curriculum Vitae


    Citizenship: U.S. Born: August 6, 1962; Chengdu, ChinaHome Address: 11561 Clara Barton Drive, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039, U.S.A.

    Work Address:Mail Stop 4A5, Department of Computer ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    Phone: 703-993-1530 (Dept.); 703-993-1720 (Office); 703-786-6426 (Cell) Fax: 703-993-1710E-mail: jchen@gmu.eduWeb: http://cs.gmu.edu/~jchen


    Computer Graphics: physics-based modeling; simulation; hardware; software toolsEducation: edutainment, computer games, learning technologiesMedical Imaging: model construction; biomechanics; virtual surgeryNetworking: distributed simulation synchronization, networked virtual environmentVirtual Environments: virtual reality; distributed interactive simulation; distance learningVisualization: visual computing; computational steering; information visualization


    Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, Florida, April 1995M.S. in Computer Science, Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), Sichuan, China, May 1986B.S. in Computing Science, Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan, China, July 1983


    8/07- : Full Professor, 8/01-8/07: Associate Professor with tenure, 8/95-8/01: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Computer Science (CS), George

    Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia9/93-8/95: Visual Systems Scientist (full-time research associate), Institute for Simulation and

    Training (IST), Orlando, Florida9/86-9/89: Teaching Assistant (full-time lecturer), CS, SWJTU, Sichuan, China

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    Keynote Speaker, Second Digital Medicine Annual Conference, China Medical Assoc., 2012 Keynote Speaker, Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry (VRCAI), 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award, Jiaotong University North America (for being outstanding

    among the alumni in 5 major universities -- Shanghai, Xian, Xinan, Beijing, Xinzhu, 2010) Outstanding Faculty Research Award, CS Department, GMU (for outstanding research

    achievements, 2010) Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE (for Senior Member Review Panel Meeting, Region 2, 2010) Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE Computer Society (for organizing IEEE Virtual Reality 2006) Recognition Award, George Mason Intellectual Properties (for creative contributions to his

    licensed invention, 2006) Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE Computer Society (for organizing IEEE Virtual Reality 2004) Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE Computer Society (for organizing IEEE Virtual Reality 2003) Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE Computer Society (for organizing IEEE Virtual Reality 2002) Certificate of Recognition, BFGOODRICH Collegiate Inventors Program (for a distinguished

    contribution to the 1999 national collegiate invention competition, 1999) Certificate of Appreciation, GMU (for a one-day community oreientation contribution, 1997) Link Foundation Fellowship, Link Foundation (for real-time fluid simulation, 1994)


    Overseas Dean of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China (2016)Guest Professor, Central South University, Changsha, China (January, 2015)Concurrent Professor, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, (June, 2006)Advisory Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China (June, 2005)Concurrent Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (June, 2005)Guest Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China (December, 2002)Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hoseo University, Asan, Korea (August, 2002)


    Served as Senior Vice President, Virginia University of Science & Technology, 2016-now Served as Overseas Dean of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, 2016-now Served on Program Advisory Committee (PAC), DigiPen Institute of Technology, 2009-now Implemented an information visualization system. Project Visual Enterprise Monitoring

    Engine for MGB, Ltd., Arlington, Virginia, 2004. Implemented ocean waves and other graphics components for Dynamic Animation System, Inc.,

    Burke, Virginia, 2002. Implemented a Java-based cancer data visualization system. Project Web-based Interactive

    Linked Micromap Plots for National Cancer Institute, NIH, Maryland, 2001. (http://cs.gmu.edu/cancer/)

    Implemented a networked environment on PCs. Project Synchronization in Networked VirtualEnvironment for Research Development Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, 1997.

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    COURSES TAUGHTCS 211 Computer Science II (Undergraduate) CS 222 C Programming (Undergraduate) CS 451 Computer Graphics and Software Design (Undergraduate)CS 471 Operating Systems (Undergraduate)CS 571 Operating Systems (Graduate)CS 652 Interactive Computer Graphics (Graduate)CS 662 Computer Games Technologies (Graduate) CS 752 Advanced Graphics Software (Ph.D.)CS 852 Graphical Real-time Simulation (Ph.D.)AE 684 Virtual Reality (Ph.D., taught at GMU through distance A/V system to ODU)

    CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENTCS 852/IT 852 Graphical Real-Time Simulation (3:3:0) Prerequisite: CS 652. Current research inadvanced computer graphics, and its applications in realistic real-time simulations. Topics includephysics-based modeling, real-time simulation, distributed interactive simulation (DIS), networkvirtual environments (NVE), and virtual reality (VR). New course first offer: Fall 1997.

    CS 662/IT 662 Computer Graphics Game Technologies (4:3:1). Prerequisite: CS 652. 3D graphicsgame technologies. Topics include modeling, rendering, and simulation in real time. Some graphicsgame techniques will be addressed, including collision detection, levels of detail, physics-basedsimulations, textures, maps, and shadows. New course first offer: Spring 2007.

    DEGREE DEVELOPMENTMaster of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) Certificate in Computer Games Technology,approved, developed with Prof. Mark Pullen and Prof. Harry Wechsler, 2005.

    GMUs China 1-2-1 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), which allows studentsfrom the participating Chinese universities to spend 2 years at GMU and receive a GMU BSCSdegree.


    Ph.D. Dissertation Supervision (Completed: 18 with 8 started as professors at graduation)1. Yuan Li (Consultant)

    Grammar Induction Thesis: Exploit Grammar Induction on Pattern and Structure Discovery (Dec. 2015)

    2. Hao Sun (Term Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept., George Washington University) Visualization, Image ClassificationThesis: Motion Comparison and Tactic Analysis in Sports Training (Dec. 2014)

    3. Wei Quan, (Assistant Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University, China) Tracking MethodsThesis: Active Learning for Target Tracking Applications (Dec. 2013)

    4. Anyi Liu (Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept., Indiana University-Purdue University)

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    Visualization, database management, and SecurityThesis: Development of a Secure Mobile GPS Tracking and Management System (Dec. 2011)

    5. Yongquan Jiang, (Research Associate, Southwest Jiaotong University, China) Graphics Software MethodsThesis: Implicit Surface Research and Applications (March 2011)

    6. Sahar Shabanah, (Assistant Professor, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia) Learning TechnologiesThesis: Simplifying Algorithm Learning using Serious Games (March 2010)

    7. Yanling Liu (Engineer, SAIC, Frederick, Maryland; Adjunt Profesor, CS, GWU)Visualization and Animation for Medical ApplicaitonsThesis: A Virtual Human Anatomy Simulation System (Dec. 2008)

    8. Tianshu Zhou (Senior Engineer, Ratheon, Fairfax, Virginia)Graphics Hardware / SystemThesis: Accurate Depth Based Post-Processing for Reception Enhancement (April 2008)

    9. Fahad Alotaiby (Professor and Chair, Arab Open University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)Software System Framework for Learning Thesis: A Component-based Functional Model for E-Learning Systems (July 2005)

    10. Jayfus Doswell (President, Juxtopia, LLC)Virtual Reality for LearningThesis: Building the Virtual Instructor: an Architecture for Developing Pedagogical EmbodiedConversational Agents for Mixed Reality Environments (May 2005)

    11. Shuangbao Wang (Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, GMU)Imaging and Virtual RealityThesis: Medical Image Processing and Emerging 3D Medical Imaging System (April 2004)

    12. Duncan MacPherson (Senior Scientist, National Imagery and Mapping Agency: NIMA)High Dimensional Data Detection and VisualizationThesis: Detecting, Extracting, and Visualizing Weak Signatures in Hyperspectral Data (April2003)

    13. Xusheng Wang (Assistant Professor of CS, University of Texas - Pan American)Graphics Hardware and RenderingThesis: Line Scan-Conversion and Polygon Filling with Antialiasing (April 2003)

    14. Yonggao Yang (Associate Professor and Chair of CS, Prairie View A&M University, Texas)Networked Virtual Environments for Learning Thesis: Multi-user Virtual Learning Environments: Design, Implementation, and AvatarBehavior (May 2002)

    15. Xiaodong Fu (Senior Software Engineer, RealNetworks, Inc.)Physics-based Modeling and Real-time Simulation Thesis: Towards Real-time Simulation of Physics-based Fluid Behaviors in a SyntheticEnvironment (June 2000)

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    16. Ying Zhu (Associate Professor of CS, Georgia State University)Medical Imaging and Virtual Surgery Thesis: 3D Reconstruction, Motion Simulation and Biomechanical Visualization of Knee Joint(May 2000)

    17. Ken Alford (Professor, Leadership & Info. Strategy Dept., National Defense University)Parallel Information Retrieval and Visualization Thesis: Parallel Information Retrieval and Visualization on Large Unstructured DocumentColl