Dr. Chen holds PhD in Communications and Electronic Systems and an MBA. She was appointed Associate Professor of the Faculty of Electronic and Information Engineering in 1995, and began working at Beijing Jiaotong University in the same year.
In 1999, she left BJU to begin her career in industry as senior researcher and Team Leader in Intel China Research Centre.
She joined Motorola in 2000 as Principal Researcher and founding manager of the Speech and Language Generation Research Lab of Motorola China Research Centre, where she also acted as the account manager of business relationships for the Motorola China Research Centre.
She came to Australia in 2002, to work at Motorola Australia, and has been at NICTA since 2004.
Dr Chen's main research interests are behaviour analytics, especially in using signal processing, machine learning and pattern recognition in human and system performance prediction and evaluation.