Yixin Chen is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Washington University in St. Louis, which he joined in 2005. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2005. His research interests include data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optimization. He received the Best Paper Award at the IDEAL Conference (2016), Distinguished Paper Award at the AMIA Conference (2015), Best Student Paper Runner-up Award at the ACM SIGKDD Conference (2014), Best Paper Award at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2010), and the IEEE International Conference on Tools for AI (2005). He also received Best Paper Award nominations at IEEE ICDM (2013), IEEE RTAS (2012), and KDD (2009). His work on planning has won First Prizes in the International Planning Competitions (2004 & 2006). He received an Early Career Principal Investigator Award from the Department of Energy (2006) and a Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship (2007). His research has been funded by NSF, NIH, DOE, Microsoft, Fujitsu, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions of Intelligent Systems and Technology, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, and Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering from 2008 to 2012.

(Bio in Chinese)

He has a number of awards:


Best Paper Award, 17th International Conference on Intelligent Data Enginering and Automated Learning (IDEAL-16), 2016.


Best Paper Award, American Medical Informatics Annual Fall Symposium (AMIA-15), 2015.


Best Student Paper Runner-up Award, the 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD-14), 2014.


Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-13), 2013.

Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS-12), 2012.
 

Outstanding Paper Award, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-10), 2010. Only one Outstanding Paper in the main technical track out of 982 submissions.

Best Paper Award Nomination, ACM SIGKDD Conference (KDD-09), 2009. 12 Nominations out of 501 submissions.


Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship, 2007.

Startup Allocation Award, National Energy Research Scientific Center, 2007.
 
Early Career Principal Investigator Award, Department of Energy, 2006.

 
Best Paper Award, 17th IEEE International Conference on Tools for Artificial Intelligence, November 2005.

 
Lotfi Zadeh Outstanding Paper Award, 3rd International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 2004. Only 3 papers out of about 1600 submitted papers won this award in ICMLC 04. 

 
Best Paper Award Nomination, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, 2004. Only 10 papers were nominated for the best paper award in IAT 04.  

  
Phi Kappa Phi, 2004.


Chancellor's List, 2004.


National Collegiate Computer Science Award, by the United States Achievement Academy, 2003.

He has provided the following service to the professional society:

Associate Editor, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2016-.

Associate Editor, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 2014-.

Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2012-.

Editorial Board member, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 2009-2016.

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 2008-2012.

Publicity Chair, AAAI Conference, 2015.

Program Co-Chair, International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, 2009.

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Applications of Automated Planning, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2010.

Guest Editor, Soft Computing Journal, 2009.

Programming Committee Member, AAAI, IJCAI, KDD, ICML, CIKM, ICDM, SDM, ICAPS, PAKDD, ICTAI, WI, GrC, etc. Various years.

Senior PC Member, IJCAI, 2011, 2013.

Best Paper Award Committee Member, ICDM, 2011.

U.S. National Science Foundation review panelist, 2005-.  

Austrian Science Fund reviewer, 2007.

Hong Kong Research Grants Council reviewer, 2012.

Swiss Science Fund reviewer, 2012.

Qatar National Research Foundation reviewer, 2013.

Visiting Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, 2012.

Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, National Database Conference of China, 2012.

Keynote Speaker, IEEE Int'l Symposium on Intelligent Information Processing, 2010.

Keynote Speaker, IEEE Int'l Conf. Computation Intelligence and Natural Computing, 2009.

Senior Member, IEEE

Member, AAAI