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 ACM CHI (2018), 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
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.
He has a number of awards:
Paper Award, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-10), 2010. Only
one Outstanding Paper in the main technical track out of 982
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.
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