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Danny Chen

Danny Z. Chen


Phone: 574-631-8804

Office: 326E Cushing Hall


Ph.D., Computer Science, Purdue University, 1992

M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 1988

B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, University of San Francisco, 1985


Dr. Chen has developed many efficient sequential and parallel algorithms for solving fundamental geometric, graphic, and combinatorial problems, and has published over 150 journal and conference papers in these areas. In addition, he has given many invited talks on his research work at conferences, research institutes, and computer science departments in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Computational geometry and applications, parallel algorithms, robotics, automated medical treatment and diagnosis.


Chen Receives NIH Grant to Study How Parasites Collectively Control Their Hosts

May 13, 2016

Chen receives five-year NIH research grant.

Chen Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

November 4, 2014

Danny Z. Chen, professor of computer science and engineering and concurrent professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics, has been named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The Distinguished Member grade of the ACM recognize members with at least 15 years of professional experience and five years of membership who have achieved significant accomplishments, making a substantial impact on the computing field. According to Vinton G. Cerf, ACM president, recipients are “the problem solvers, prophets, and producers who are powering the future of the digital age.”