Dr. C.L. Philip Chen

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau

Dr. C.L. Philip Chen
"Purdue University has been a trademark for me during my entire career. I have been very proud to be a Boilermaker. The education I received and the research training that I learned from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering have advanced me for life. Because of Purdue and guidance from my Ph.D. supervisor, I always push myself forward to be the best. I always truly appreciated the thinking approaches I learned from Purdue to make me a success. "
After having worked in the U.S. for 23 years as a tenured professor, department head, and associate dean at two different universities, Dr. Philip Chen is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and a Chair Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Macau in Macau, China. His research area is in systems and cybernetics.

Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and Chinese Association of Automation, and an Academician of the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetics Sciences (IASCYS). He was President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society from 2012-2013. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems and an associate editor of several IEEE Transactions. He has served as general program chair of the IEEE SMC Society flagship conference and many international conferences in different capacities; has given keynote talks and served as a visiting chair professor; and has received seven best paper and research awards. In addition, he is an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology Education (ABET) program evaluator for computer engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering programs.

Dr. Chen earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1988, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1985, and a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from the National Taipei University of Technology in 1979.