Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Log in
Home > Profiles > Danny Chen

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 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.”

Three Notre Dame Faculty Named IEEE Fellows

December 6, 2013

Danny Z. Chen, professor of computer science and engineering; Martin Haenggi, professor of electrical engineering; and J. Nicholas Laneman, associate professor of electrical engineering, have been named fellows of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Professor Chen Elevated to IEEE Fellow

November 26, 2013

Danny Chen named IEEE Fellow

Chen Receives NSF and NIH Research Grants

August 29, 2012

Professor Danny Chen has received a three-year NSF award of $400,000 from the Algorithmic Foundations (AF) Program, Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) of NSF, for a project "AF: Small: Applied and Theoretical Algorithm Problems in Computational Geometry."Professor Chen has also received a four-year NIH grant of over a million dollars, for the project "Combined Multiscale Modeling and Experimental Study of Bacterial Swarming." This is a joint effort with Professors Mark Alber (PI), Zhiliang Xu, and Professor Joshua Shrout.