CWRU Computer and Data Sciences PhD candidate publishes seven papers in 2019

2019 has been a busy year for Huiyuan Chen. Chen, a PhD candidate in the department of Computer and Data Sciences (CDS), has had seven papers for which he was first author published over the past year. Six of the papers were presented at top data mining and machine learning conferences such as the Web Conference and one at a top conference in bioinformatics, ACM-BCB.

Huiyuan Chen (second to left) attending CIKM

“It is a significant achievement for a PhD student at any institution to publish seven high quality papers within one year in well established, highly competitive conferences,” said his PhD advisor, Leonard Case Jr. Professor and Interim Chair of CDS department, Jing Li.  “All of these conferences receive hundreds, and sometimes more than one thousand submissions from top researchers in the field from all over the world, and they all have acceptance rates well below 20%. We are incredibly proud of the contributions Huiyuan is making in this field.”

The two primary focuses of Chen’s research are computational drug discovery backed by innovative machine learning models and novel algorithms for recommender systems that have broad applications in businesses such as e-commerce websites, movies, restaurants or travel recommendations. In addition to the seven papers published in 2019, Chen previously published four additional papers as first author, including two in IEEE International Conferences in Data Mining (ICDM), one in The Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), and one in the ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB). The work is partially supported by Case School of Engineering Faculty Investment Fund and an NSF grant (CCF1815139) to Dr. Jing Li.