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Dr Fang Chen

Senior Principal Researcher, Data61, CSIRO

About Dr Fang Chen

Dr. Fang Chen was was appointed as the Associate Professor in Beijing Jiaotong University1995, as the Deputy Director of the Institute of Information Science in 1996, and then as the Dean of Faculty of Electronic and Information Engineering in 1997. 

Dr. Chen began her career in industry in 1999 as senior researcher and Team Leader in Intel China Research Centre. She joined Motorola in 2000 as Principal Researcher and founding manager of the Speech and Language Generation Research Lab of Motorola China Research Center, where she also acted as the account manager of business relationships for the Motorola China Research Center. Dr. Chen moved to Australia in 2002 to work for the Motorola Australian Research Center, where she chaired the Patent and Publication Committees. 

She joined NICTA in 2004 and is currently the Research Group Leader and Senior Principal Researcher in Data61, CSIRO. 

Dr. Fang Chen has created many world-class solutions throughout her career. She leads many task-forces with the goal of utilising data analytics and computational platforms with scales and impacts both national and international. She has helped many industries towards excelling by better solutions to increase productivity, profitability and better customer satisfaction. She has achieved great success in many technical solutions and gained industry recognition such as the ITS (Intelligent Transport System) Australia National Award 2014 and 2015. She is the “Water Professional of the Year” awarded by Australian Water Association (AWA) NSW on her exceptional leadership and achievements in helping water sector through innovative solutions. 

Dr Chen has more than 250 refereed publications and has filed more than 30 patents in 8 countries. She received "Brian Shackle Award" in 2017 is in recognition of the most outstanding contribution with international impact in the field of human interaction with, and human use of, computers and information technology. She is also a conjoint professor with the University of New South Wales and adjunct professor with the University of Sydney, who has supervised more than 20 PhD students to finish.

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