Nan-Chen Chen

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I am currently a PhD student in Human-Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington. As a member of the Human-centered Data Science Lab (HDS Lab), I work with Prof. Cecilia Aragon. I am also a member of the Design-Use-Build (DUB) group. I received my B.S. degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering with a minor in Psychology from National Taiwan University in 2013, where I worked with Prof. Hao-Hua Chu.

My research focuses on human-computer interaction and visualization. I am particularly excited about building visual analytics tools for domain experts to explore and analyze data. I am also interested in studying how people interact with their data and write code; this falls within the scope of human-centered data science. More detailed information can be found in my Projects.

I grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. It is a city having super convenient public transportation systems, bike-friendly streets, and countless taxies. This means you can live without having a car. In addition, you can find food anytime anywhere in Taipei. We have many great night markets, various restaurants, and super convenient convenience stores. Taipei is also famous for its rainy weather - this is one of the reasons why I chose Seattle. ;-)