Chao Chen Earns Stony Brook Foundation Trustees Faculty Award

Prof. Chao Chen
Prof. Chao Chen

Chao Chen has won the highly selective Stony Brook Foundation Trustees Faculty Award. Offered through the Stony Brook University’s Provost’s Office, the award recognizes early-career faculty whose research, creative activities, and scholarly achievements predict an exceptional professional trajectory.

To qualify for the award, the Provost’s Office considers an applicant's achievements as a faculty member, with emphasis on the quality of research and publications, scholarship; institutional impact of achievements and potential for continued professional growth; clarity, quality and significance of long-term future research, scholarship and creative activity and their probable impact upon SBU and the scholarly community within the discipline.

This award is a true reflection of the quality and level of Dr. Chen’s research, teaching and scholarship.

Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. He is also affiliated faculty with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics. He is an expert in applications of the theory of topological data analysis in machine learning and in biomedical image analysis. He has been carrying out innovative, groundbreaking research in the development of topology-driven Artificial Intelligence (AI) paradigms capable of targeting many areas of science and engineering with a particular focus on problems arising in biomedical informatics.

In 2022, Chen received an National Science Foundation Early CAREER award which funds the project, Topology-Driven Learning for Biomedical Imaging Informatics. Chen’s CAREER project “facilitates the use of topological information to complete a variety of AI tasks.”