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Victoria C. P. Chen, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Faculty & Student Research Dev.
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Dr. Victoria Chen, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Faculty & Student Research Development in the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering (IMSE) at UT Arlington. She served as Interim Department Chair in 2012-14. She holds a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. From 1993-2001, she was on the Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2001-02, she was a Visiting Professor in the College of Business at UT Arlington. She joined IMSE in 2002. She visited with the University of Genoa, Italy in the summers of 2001 and 2003. Dr. Chen co-founded the Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics (www.uta.edu/cosmos/), which seeks to develop decision-making methods for real world, often complex, systems. Dr. Chen has studied applications in inventory forecasting, airline optimization, water resources, wastewater treatment, air quality, energy, nurse planning, and pain management. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection agency, the Department of Energy, Luminant Power, Sabre, Delta Airlines, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Chen has served as a Guest Editor for the Annals of Operations Research and Associate Editor for the new journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. Dr. Chen has been actively involved with the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). She served as Vice-President of the Atlanta Chapter of the ASA from 1995-2001, and she was Program Chair for the Fifth IMS North American New Researchers Conference in 2001. In 2004, she co-founded the INFORMS Section on Data Mining, and in 2005, she founded the Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining. She is active with the INFORMS Forum for Women in OR/MS and INFORMS subdivisions on Data Mining, Computing, and Energy, Natural Resources, & the Environment. She has been the Fora Representative for the INFORMS Subdivision Council and the INFORMS Chapters/Fora Committee since 2012. She was nominated for the Women in OR/MS Award in 2011.