Zhiqian Chen

Computer Science

Virginia Tech

I will join Computer Science and Engineering Department of Mississippi State University in Fall 2020. Before joining MSU, I have been working as research assistant at Virginia Tech under the supervision of Chang-Tien Lu. My Master Degree is obtained from Peking University and a B.S. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology respectively. I received an outstanding contribution award from Toyota Research North America in 2016. My research focuses on graph mining, spatial data mining, computational art, explainable AI and complex system.

Multiple fully funded Ph.D. and Master positions are available. Details about admission are provided here.


  • A Survey for Graph Neural Networks is online: [preprint]
  • Discovery for energy material is published in Nature Communications. [Editors’ Highlights]
  • The work using graph neural network for circuit security is accepted by DATE 2020
  • Solution for dividing school zones is accepted by ACM SIG-SPATIAL and AAAI 2020