Director of UM Zhuhai Research Institute

Prof. C. L. Philip CHEN Prof. C. L. Philip CHEN

C. L. Philip Chen received his M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. in 1985, and his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A., in 1988, both degrees in Electrical Engineering. He was with Wright State University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, from 1989 to 2002 as an assistant, an associate, and a full professor before he joined the University of Texas, San Antonio, where he is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also has been the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the College of Engineering.

Dr. Chen has been a visiting research scientist at the Materials Directorate, U.S. Air Force Wright Lab. He has been a senior research fellow sponsored by the U.S. National Research Council and a research faculty fellow for NASA Glenn Research Center for several years. His current research interests include theoretical development in computational intelligence, intelligent systems, robotics and manufacturing automation, networking, diagnosis and prognosis, life prediction and life-extending control. He is an elected IEEE Fellow.

Dr. Chen has been active in many IEEE international conference services and publications as a Program Chair and Organizing Committee. He is the General Chair of the 2009 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) annual conference. Recently, He has been the General co-Chair of 2008 IEEE SSIRI (Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement), Program Co-Chairs of 2008 ICMLC. He is the founding SMC Chapter Chair at Central Texas Section, and founding Co-Chairs of three Technical Committees. Currently, he is the Vice President on Technical Activities in Systems Science and Engineering for IEEE SMC society, where he has been a member of IEEE SMC Board of Governors and Treasurer and serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on SMC-C and IEEE Systems Journal. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies. On education and academic service, Dr. Chen is the founding faculty advisor of IEEE Computer society student chapter and has been the faculty advisor of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society at the University of Texas at San Antonio. In addition, he is a certified ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology Education) Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering program evaluator.