Jiangzhuo Chen is a Research Scientist in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory of Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. He received his B.A. in Economics from Nanjing University, M.A. in Economics from Boston College, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northeastern University. His Ph.D. dissertation is Confluent Flows. He was a post-doctoral researcher and a senior research associate in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory.
His research interests include: big data analytics; model based forecast; modeling, simulation, and analysis of large scale social networks; computational epidemiology; computational economics; and approximation algorithms for network optimization problems. His work has been published in journals and peer-reviewed conferences, such as Journal of the ACM, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, PLoS ONE, Computational Economics, JEBO, STOC, ICS.
His current projects include: high-performance simulation of social network dynamics (software developed: EpiFast, Indemics); modeling of synthetic population and social network (GlobalPop); and forecasting of epidemics (Social Eyes/FluCaster).