CHEN Chun-Hsien, Ph.D.
CHEN Chun-Hsien is Associate Professor (tenured), Director of the Design Stream, and Professor-in-Charge of the Design & Human Factors Lab in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BS degree in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. He has several years of product design & development experience in the industry. His teaching and research interests are in collaborative/human-centric/consumer-oriented product design and development, knowledge engineering, design sciences, engineering informatics and artificial intelligence in product/ engineering design. He has more than 250 publications in these areas.
Prof. Chen has served as a Technical Reviewer for National Science and Technology Awards (Singapore), National Research Foundation of Korea, The Knowledge Foundation (KK) HÖG 16 Project, Sweden, and a Judge for Pin Up Design Awards (South Korea), an Advisory Board member for ISPE/ISTE (International Society for Productivity Enhancement, reorganized as ISTE, International Society of Transdisciplinary Engineering, since 2018), an Advisory Committee member for the Design Disciplines of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and various international conferences held in USA, Europe, Brazil, China, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prof. Chen has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Engineering Informatics (ADVEI), a SCI journal published by Elsevier (UK), since January 2013. Besides ADVEI, he is/was an editorial board member of Recent Patents on Engineering, Journal of Kansei, Heliyon, etc. He is/was a Shanghai Eastern Scholar (2011 – 2014), a Guest Professor of Tianjin University (since 2013), a Visiting Professor of National Cheng Kung University (2011), a Guest Professor of Shanghai Maritime University (since 2006), and Chaoyang University of Technology (2008 – 2010). He was appointed by China Institute of FTZ (free trade zone) Supply Chain, Shanghai Maritime University, as a Guest Chair Professor (2016 – 2020).
Prof. Chen has frequently been invited to visit different universities in different countries for exchanging research experiences. He has also been frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches at different international conferences, e.g. IEEE CSCWD 2014, 2018, CIE 2018, IMSS 2019, 2021, WorldCist 2021, etc., and conduct short courses at different universities. He has secured a total research grant of more than S$6,000,000 as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI.