I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. I received my PhD degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech advised by Doug A. Bowman and did my postdoctoral work with David H. Laidlaw at Computer Science Department at Brown University. My research centers around the fascinating interdisciplinary science of interactive visualization and virtual reality.

I am directing the OSU Interactive Visual Computing Lab , where I work with the most brilliant students and colleagues worldwide to understand how humans, as well as artificial intelligence see, make sense, retain, and understand information and to design and study new interactive metaphors and visualization to augment scientists' ability to explore vast amount of data on desktop or immersive virtual environments. Our current methods combine cognitive and perceptual experiments and mathematical modeling. 

  1. Bullet Interactive Visual Computing Lab (IVCL@OSU)

The work of my team is described in my group research pages outlining the lab’s research theme, people, publications, and selected sets of projects. These pages remain the best source of information about my group and collaborators.

  1. Bullet Publications

As listed on my google scholar page (or my local publication page), I mostly publish at IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and the IEEE VIS and IEEE Virtual Reality conferences.

  1. Bullet Biography

You can find a reasonably updated CV in pdf format, which includes students I have worked with, a list of publications, current projects, and courses I teach.

Questions, comments, and suggestions? E-mail me: chen.8028@osu.edu.

Office: 783 Dreese Laboratories

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The Ohio State University

2015 Neil Ave.

Columbus, OH 43210-1277, USA

614.688.1981 (office)

614.292.2911 (fax)

Office hours (Fall 2018): By appointment only.


Jian Chen, PhD

Associate professor (with tenure) of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

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