Jian Chen

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Dr. Chen’s research centers around the interdisciplinary science of interactive visualization and virtual reality. She directs the OSU Interactive Visual Computing Lab, where she works with students and colleagues worldwide to understand how humans see, make sense, retain, and understand information and to design and study new interactive metaphors and visualization to augment scientists’ ability to explore vast amount of data on desktop or immersive virtual environments. Their current methods combine cognitive and perceptual experiments and mathematical modeling.


PhD, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MS, Computer Science, University of Houston
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University and Tianjin University