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Chaomei Chen

  • Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Drexel University
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Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics

Specialty Chief Editor

2015 - Present

Journal of Data and Information Science

Editorial Board Member

2015 - Present

Recent publications

  • Emerging trends and new developments in information science: a document co-citation analysis (2009–2016)

    • Hou J
    • Yang X
    • Chen C
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  • Foreword

    • Chen C
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Professional experience


Drexel University

October 2001 - Present


Ph.D. in Computer Science

University of Liverpool

September 1991 - June 1995(4 years)

M.Sc in Computation

University of Oxford

September 1990 - August 1991(a year)

B.Sc in Mathematics

Nankai University

September 1979 - August 1983(4 years)

Research interests

Mapping Scientific FrontiersInformetricsScientometricsVisual AnalyticsInformation Visualization


I am a Professor of Informatics in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. My research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, knowledge domain visualization, mapping scientific frontiers, and theories of scientific discovery and creativity. I am the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Visualization, the founder and the Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, and the author of The Fitness of Information: Quantitative Assessments of Critical Information (Wiley, 2014), Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2011), Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006) and Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). I have published over 200 peer-reviewed publications in multiple disciplines of computer science and information science, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), IEEE Computer, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A), Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Journal of Informetrics (JOI), Information Processing & Management (IP&M), and Scientometrics. My work has been cited over 11,300 times on Google Scholar. I have designed and developed the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other government agencies and industrial sponsors such as Elsevier, IMS Health, Lockheed Martin, and Pfizer. My earlier research was funded by the European Commission, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), and the Library and Information Commission (UK). I served as a Chang Jiang Scholar, appointed by the Chinese Ministry of Education, at Dalian University of Technology, China.


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