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Alexandar Tuzhilin

Hsinchun Chen, is the founding editor of TMIS and TMIS Editor-in-Chief Emeritus. He is a Regents' Professor, the Thomas R. Brown Chair of Management and Technology, and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab 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 has 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 and the INFORMS Design Science Award in 2008.

He is the author/editor of 20 books, 25 book chapters, 200 SCI journal articles, and 130 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: Mapping Nanotechnology Knowledge and Innovation (2008), Digital Government: E-Government Research, Case Studies, and Implementation (2007); Intelligence and Security Informatics for International Security: Information Sharing and Data Mining (2006); and Medical Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining in Biomedicine (2005), all published by Springer.

Dr. Chen was ranked #8 in publication productivity in Information Systems (CAIS 2005) and #1 in Digital Library research (IP&M 2005) in two bibliometric studies. He is Editor in Chief (EIC) of the new ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM TMIS) and the Associate EIC of the IEEE Intelligent Systems. He serves on ten editorial boards including: 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 $25M in research funding from NSF, NIH, NLM, DOD, DOJ, CIA, DHS, and other agencies. 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 is conference co-chair of ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2004 and has served as the conference/program co-chair for the past eight International Conferences of Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), the premiere digital library meeting in Asia that he helped develop. Dr. Chen is also (founding) conference co-chair of the IEEE International Conferences on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) 2003-2009. 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 1600 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, 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, 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 the founder of the Knowledge Computing Corporation (KCC), a university spin-off company and a market leader in law enforcement and intelligence information sharing and data mining. KCC was acquired by a major private equity firm in summer of 2009.

He 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 speaker in major international security informatics, medical informatics, information systems, knowledge management, and digital library conferences. He is a Distinguished/Honorary Professor of several major universities in Taiwan and China (including Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and was named Distinguished University Chair Professor of the National Taiwan University. Dr. Chen also served as the Program Co-Chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2009, held in Phoenix, Arizona.

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