Hang Chen

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Dr. Hang Chen is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Johnson C. Smith University. Her research focus is on wireless and mobile communication, heterogeneous wireless networks, system performance evaluation and the broadening participation and increasing retention of women and minority students in computing disciplines.

Hang participated in several federal and private grants in research and education from NSF, DHS and Duke Energy Foundation. Currently, Hang is the principal investigator and leads the Duke Energy-funded JCSU Cultivating Women in Technology Program and the coordinator at JCSU for NSF STARS Alliance program and for DHS, the Center of Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management project. She also serves as the coordinator of the computer science and engineering activities of the NSF HBCU-UP program at JCSU. She has been supervising undergraduate and graduate students in these research projects. Her research papers have been published in leading journals and international conferences. She also serves as a member of Technical Program Committee and reviewer for several international conferences.

Hang is recognized as one of "The 50 most influential women 2009" in the greater Charlotte Region by The Mecklenburg Times. She is the winner of 2007-2008 JCSU Par Excellence Teaching Award for her innovative teaching. She is also a recipient of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Service Award for 2007 and 2008.

Hang received her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati in 2004.

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