Applications Development Specialist
Chen is an Applications Development Specialist in the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program-Natural Language Processing (CHIP-NLP) group. Chen is actively incorporating statistical and machine learning technologies into advanced NLP tasks being investigated here at CHIP-NLP. Topics include automatic feature selection, coreference resolution, disease activity classification based on clinical narratives, etc.
Chen started at Children’s Hospital in June, 2011. Chen has a Master of Arts Degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University. While earning his Master’s Degree at Brandeis University, Chen worked on several projects including the development of a novel complementary mining process that made use of unused features by a priori defined phenotypes; he authored interactive phenotype-mining and visualizing software; in addition Chen has research experience in deriving human cancer gene interaction networks based on genome-wide survival analysis.