Zhixiang   Chen

Professor  

Office: EENGR 3.264A
Phone: (956) 665-2857
Email: zhixiang.chen@utrgv.edu
Website: faculty.utrgv.edu/zhixiang.chen/

Dr. Zhixiang Chen

Dr. Chen served as Chair, January 2006 to May 2016; Interim Chair, May 2015 to May 2017; Associate Director for CITEC, 8 years; and Graduate Program Coordinator since June 2017.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Web Search
  • Education

    • PhD, Computer Science, Boston University, 1995
    • MS, Software Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1988
    • BS, Software Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1982
  • Currently Teaching

    CSCI 6315 01 - Applied Database Systems:
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    Course Evaluations
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    CSCI 6180 01 - Problems in Computer Sci:
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    Course Evaluations
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    CSCI 6333 01 - Adv Database Design & Imp:
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    Course Evaluations
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Selected Publications


  • Zhixiang Chen and D.W. Chen. "Introduction: Special Issue Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Wenqi Huang," Journal of Combinatorial Optimization 32, no. 2 (2016): 331-340.

  • Zhixiang Chen and D.W. Chen. ed. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Complexity and Algorithm: A Special Issue Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Wenqi Huang. 32, no. 2 2016.

  • Zhixiang Chen, Bin Fu, Randy Goebel, Guohui Lin, Weitian Tong, Jinhui Xu, Boting Yang, Zhiyu Zhao, and Binhai Zhu. "On the approximability of the exemplar adjacency number problem for genomes with gene repetitions," Theoretical Computer Science 550, (2014): 59–65.

  • Zhixiang Chen, Bin Fu, Randy Goebel, Guohui Lin, Weitian Tong, Jinhui Xu, Boting Yang, Zhiyu Zhao, Binhai Zhu, On the Approximability of the Exemplar Adjacency Number Problem for Genomes with Gene Repetitions. Theoretical Computer Science, 2014.

  • V Sherk, R Thiebaud, Zhixiang Chen, Murat Karabulut, S Kim, and D Bemben. "Associations between pQCT-based fat and muscle area and density and DXA-based total and leg soft tissue mass in healthy women and men.," Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions 14, no. 4 (December 2014): 411-7.

  • Zhixiang Chen and Bin Fu. "Approximating multilinear monomial coefficients and maximum multilinear monomials in multivariate polynomials," Journal of Combinatorial Optimization 25, no. 2 (2013): 234–254.

  • Zhixiang Chen and Bin Fu. "Approximating Multilinear Monomial Coefficients and Maximum Multilinear Monomials in Multivariate Polynomials," Journal of Comb. Optim. 25, no. 2 (2013): 234-254.

  • Shenshi Chen and Zhixiang Chen. "Faster Deterministic Algorithms for Packing, Matching and $ t $-Dominating Set Problems," arXiv preprint arXiv:1306.3602 (2013).

  • Zhixiang Chen and S. Chen. Faster Deterministic Algorithms for Packing, Matching and t-Dominating Set Problems. 2013.

  • Zhixiang Chen. "In Memoriam: Wenqi Huang," ACM SIGACT News 44, no. 3 (2013): 89-91.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Sanjeev Kumar. (PI) Acquisition of Instrumentation for Security Research and Training with Wireline and Wireless Information Network, PI: Dr. Kumar, US National Science Foundation, $280,194.00 (August 15, 2005 - July 31, 2009)

  • Richard Fowler. Wal-Mart and UTPA: Database Training for Tomorrow's Information Technology Professionals, Wal-Mart and NCR Teradata Warehouse System, $7,000,000.00 (2002 - 2004)



Selected Presentations


  • Zhixiang Chen, Bin Fu, Yang Liu, and Robert Schweller. " Algorithms for Testing Monomials in Multivariate Polynomials," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications (COCOA 2011), Zhangjiajie, China (August 2011)

  • Zhixiang Chen, Bin Fu, Robert Schweller, Boting Yang, Zhiyu Zhao, and Binhai Zhu. "Linear Time Probablistic Algorithms for the Singular Haplotype Reconstruction Problem from SNP Fragments," Proceedings of the sixth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2008), Kyoto, Japan (January 2008)

  • Richard Fowler, T. Karadayi, Zhixiang Chen, X. Meng, and Wendy Lawrence-Fowler. "Visualizations for Data Mining Web Information Sources.," Proceedings of WebNet 2000, San Antonio, TX (November 2000)

  • Wendy Lawrence-Fowler, X. Meng, Richard Fowler, and Zhixiang Chen. "A Parallel Computing Architecture for Information Processing over the Internet. ," 4th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis. , Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics Extended Encyclopedia., Orlando FL (July 1998)

  • Wendy Lawrence-Fowler, X. Meng, Richard Fowler, and Zhixiang Chen. "A Parallel Computing Architecture for Information Processing over the Internet. ," 4th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis. , Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics Extended Encyclopedia., Orlando FL (July 1998)

Current Courses

CSCI 6315 01 - Applied Database Systems:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
CSCI 6180 01 - Problems in Computer Sci:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
CSCI 6333 01 - Adv Database Design & Imp:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses