James Chen Awards

Dr. James Rong Chen, a research computer scientist in Computational Sciences Division for eight years, has been working in the area of personalized information retrieval and published two highly quoted papers in UMUAI. He died May 1st, 2001 in an automobile accident on his way home from work. He is survived by his wife, Lily Chang, his sisters Yiko, Ida, Eva, Gina and Nina, and his mother and father, Grace and Y.K. Jim was 45.

Jim was born on September 11th, 1955, in Taipei, Taiwan. He received a B.S. in Physics from the National Tsing Hua University, 1977, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1981 and a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego in 1993. He had received awards for both his teaching and research in Computer Science.

Jim worked at Signetics, FMC Ordnance, Apple Computer and IBM before joining NASA in 1993. At Ames, he conducted research on machine learning, digital libraries, and information management, most recently as part of the ScienceDesk Project. He was also the principal investigator for the DIAMS system, an agent-based collaborative information management system. Outside of work, Jim was an active member of the Bay Area Yan Xin Qigong Society.

The Chen family has donated funds to establish three awards in commemoration of James R. Chen:

 

Recent Award Recepients:

2008

The James Chen Best Student Paper Award at the Adaptive Hypermedia Conference AH'2008 in Hannover, Germany was given to the following papers:


2007

The James Chen Best Student Paper Award at the 11th International Conference on User Modelling, UM07, in Corfu, Greece was given to the following papers:

The winner of the 2007 James Chen Annual Award for Best UMUAI Journal Article is


2006

The Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia 2006 Conference awarded twoJames Chen best student paper awards (in alphabetical order):

The 2006 James Chen Annual Award for the Best UMUAI Paper was awarded to


2005

The James Chen Best Student Paper Award at the 10th International Conference on User Modelling, UM05, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 24-29, 2005 went to:


2004

The 2004 James Chen Annual Award for Best UMUAI Journal paper was given to:

The Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia 2004 Conference awarded three James Chen best student paper awards (in alphabetical order):


2003

User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction(UMUAI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2003 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article:

The article appeared in UMUAI Vol. 13(1+2), 2003, pp. 89-132.


The James Chen Best Student Paper Awards at the 9th International Conference on User Modelling, UM03, Johnstown, PA, June 22-26, 2003 went to:


2002

User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction(UMUAI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2002 James Chen Annual Award for Best Journal Article:

It was awarded to:

for their paper entitled "Using Bayesian Networks to Manage Uncertainty in Student Modeling", UMUAI 12(4), 2002.


Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia Conference (AH&H'2002), Malaga, Spain, 29-31 May 2002.