1. Bullet  Fall 2011: COS 701: Visualization tools, CSS 333: programming in C

  2. Bullet  Spring 2011: CSS 211: Introduction to Statistics, CSS 333: programming in C

  3. Bullet  Fall 2010: CSC 414: Software design, CSC 414L: Software design lab

  4. Bullet  Spring 2010: CSC 695: Game design (joint with Art), CSC 425 / 625: Computer Graphics

  5. Bullet  Fall 2009: CSC 698: Interactive visualization


  1. Bullet  Professional Service:

NSF proposal reviewer: 2008, 2010, 2011

Program committee: IEEE Virtual Reality (2009-2011), International Symposium on Visual Computing (2007-2010), ACM SIGGRAPH Web3D (2007-2009), ACM Multimedia (2008)

Conference committee: IEEE Virtual Reality (2004-2010)

Member: IEEE, ACM, SIGGRAPH, CHI, CRA Women in Computing

Review assignment: IEEE TVCG, IJHCS, IJVR, Visualization, CHI, UIST, VR, VRST, GI, ISVC, SIGGRAPH Web3D, 3DUI

  1. Bullet  University Service:

Member: Research committee (2009-2011), Curriculum committee (2009-2011), Recruitment committee (2011)

Coordinator: Women in Computer Science, Brown University (2007-2009)

Social chair: Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Virginia Tech, 2004-2005.

Join the mailing lists:

  1. Bullet    HCCSCIVIS mailing list (to discuss human-centered computing issues in scientific visualization)

  2. Bullet    SCIVIS mailing list (to discuss scientific visualization in general and to train our fellow students to design effective and efficient visualization)

(Please direct questions to Professor David H. Laidlaw or myself)

Jian Chen

Assistant Professor

School of Computing

University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive #5106

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Phone: 601.266.5362; Fax: 601.266.6452

Email:  jian.chen .At. usm.edu

Role: lead-PI

Current Research: I am looking for students to work on these projects.

Role: sole-PI

An interesting graph made by undergrads

Role: sole-PI

NSF DUE (Sept. 2008- Aug. 2011): 
Integrating Web-Based Visualization with Structural Systems Understanding to Improve the Technical Education of Architects [Project summary][Project page]
Objective: the design of a learning tool for use by architecture students. The tool will assist students in selecting the building systems and help them understand the roles and behaviors of these selections when subjected to various environment conditions .http://legacy.caus.vt.edu/setareh/archresearch/http://legacy.caus.vt.edu/setareh/archresearch/shapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1

MIT presence oct 2009 cover image

Mathematical modeling of bat flight kinematics 
Objective: the bat flight kinematics using statistical approaches.
NSF IIS: GV (Nov. 2010-Oct. 2013): 
Supporting knowledge discovery through a 3D scientific visualization language [project summary] [Project page]
Objective: create a scientific visualization language to understand why and how tensor field visualization works.http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1018769https://sites.google.com/site/simplevisualizationlanguage/shapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1
NSF EPSCoR seed through MSU (Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012) 
Analysis and visualization of time-varying data for optimizing knowledge discovery in biology [Project summary][Project page]
Objective: design and evaluation of graph visualization techniques for genomics and physiology data visualizations.  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0903787https://sites.google.com/site/timevaryingbiovis/shapeimage_9_link_0shapeimage_9_link_1
NSF EPSCoR seed through MSU (Jan. 2012- Jan. 2013) 
Storytelling bubbles: integrating symbolic representation, data ink, and interface for biological data analysis [Project summary] [Project page]
Objective: design and evaluation of graph visualization techniques for genomics and physiology data visualizations.  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0903787http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0903787https://sites.google.com/site/timevaryingbiovis/shapeimage_11_link_0shapeimage_11_link_1shapeimage_11_link_2

Summary: my current research investigates effective and efficient interaction and visualization techniques to aid researchers in cutting-edge sciences and engineering to explore vast amount of data. The current research method combines the field of cognitive, human perceptual and sensory-motor abilities, and mathematical modeling. More information can be found on the IVCL web home.

Role: co-PI

NSF DBI: (Apr. 2011-Mar. 2012) 
RCN-UBE INCUBATOR: visual analytics in biology curriculum network  [Project summary] [Project page]
Objective: design and evaluation of graph visualization techniques for genomics and physiology data visualizations.  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1062057http://compbio.jsums.edu/shapeimage_13_link_0shapeimage_13_link_1
Effective visual encoding on various forms of displays
Objective: study the effect of size, resolution, field of view on vector field visualization. We are interested in the design of scalable visualization methods.

Role: co-PI


Before joining USM in Fall 2009, I was a member of the Brown University Scientific Visualization Research Lab and the Graphics Group with Dr. David H. Laidlaw from 2006-2009. I completed my PhD degree in the 3DI group (led by Dr. Doug Bowman) at Virginia Tech in 2006, and Master’s degree at VERI led by Dr. R. Bowen Loftin.

Citation counts from [Google citation] and [arnetminer.org].