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Information Management Researcher Earns K.T. Li Young Researcher Award

The Institute of Information and Computing Machinery has presented Prof. Chien-chin Chen of the Department of Information Management with the K.T. Li Young Researcher Award for 2010. The largest computing association in Taiwan, IICM bestows the award twice each year in order to encourage young scholars in Taiwan to pursue information technology research and to commemorate the contributions of the great politician and economist K.T. Li to the promotion of information technology in Taiwan.

Prof. Chen specializes in information retrieval, text mining, Internet personalization and temporal topic summarization. Early in his career, while conducting research into Internet personalization, Chen discovered relationships between users’ short-term interest and news events, and subsequently developed a series of theories describing the life cycles of news events as well as variations in their degrees of popularity. Prof. Chen presented this research at the European Conference on Machine Learning in 2003 and the ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in 2005.

Prof. Chen completed his higher education in Taiwan and conducts all of his research here. His work ties together a range of issues related to events, such as personalization, event detection, text summarization and text polarization analysis. Chen has presented his research at numerous major international conferences. As a result, in 2010, he was invited to serve on the paper review committees of ACM SIGIR (Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval) and the International Conference on Computational Linguistics.

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