George Mason University
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George Mason University

Jim Chen

Professor, Computer Science

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  • 703-993-1720 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 4446
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Jim Chen has taught at George Mason University since 1995. He is the editor-in-chief of Computing in Science & Engineering, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and an associate member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He has authored four books, edited two conference proceedings, published over 100 research papers, and acquired three patents. His research interests include computer graphics, virtual reality, visualization, networking, and simulation.


PhD, Computer Science, University of Central Florida (1995)

MS, Computer Science, Southwest Jiaotong University (1986)

BS, Computer Science, Southwest Jiaotong University (1986)

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Faculty Rank: Professor

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2012 - 2015 : II-New: Acquisition of a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Scanner System. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2009 - 2010 : Mason-Inova Fund: The Development of VKASS: A Virtual knee Anatomy and Surgery System. Funded by INOVA.

2006 - 2008 : NSF MRI: Acquisition of a Virtual reality testbred for Research. Funded by National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Computer Games Technology

Selected Publications

Journal Article

VR Is Hot, but Why?

Published on August 17, 2017