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Contact: Dr. Yan Chen [陈岩]
Mobile Phone: +86 1768 2166 187 [手机]
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Connections to Research and Academia

Dr. Yan Chen has close cooperation relations with Anhui MapDoc Infotech Co., Ltd. [安徽迈普德康信息科技有限公司] and the Water Resources Research Institute of Shandong Province [山东省水利科学研究院].

Anhui MapDoc Infotech Co., Ltd. [安徽迈普德康信息科技有限公司]

Anhui MapDoc Infotech Co., Ltd. is a pioneering science and technology enterprise established by the young scientists and technicians of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of Chinese Academy of Sciences [中国科学院遥感与数字地球研究所] and the University of Science and Technology of China [中国科学技术大学]. The company is mainly engaged in professional software development of Geographic Information System (GIS), hardware development of GPS terminal products, embedded system research, geographic information value-added services and remote sensing image processing.

Water Resources Research Institute of Shandong Province [山东省水利科学研究院]

Founded in 1957, the Water Resources Research Institute of Shandong Province is affiliated with the Water Resources Department of Shandong Province [山东省水利厅]. It is a public welfare scientific research institution mainly focusing on basic research of water conservancy technology and application. Its main business areas include water resources assessment, development and utilization, water ecology and water environment protection, soil and water conservation, engineering quality detection and control, hydraulic experimental research, foundation engineering and dam seepage prevention, hydraulic engineering construction and management and so on.


Here you can find a compilation of my scientific publications and contributions to research projects.

Scientific Publications

  • Yan Chen. Analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of Low Impact Development practices on runoff control using Remote Sensing, GIS and hydrological modeling, PhD Thesis, TU Dortmund, 2019

  • Yan Chen. Study on Coupling between Urbanization and Hydrologic Cycle based on Water Balance and Synergetics, invited presentation at Nguyen Xuan Thinh (ed.), 19th Workshop on Modelling and Simulation of Ecosystems, Kölpinsee, 2015, Rhombos-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-944101-49-1.

  • Yan Chen, Yantao Xi, Fulin Li, Jian Liu, and Xuequn Chen. 基于SWAT-CUP 与GIS 的母猪河流域径流时空分布特征研究,《中国科技论文在线》,2014

  • Yan Chen and Yantao Xi. The Triangular Grid Automeshening System Design and Implementation in Numerical Simulation of Groundwater Based on ArcGIS Engine, Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences 41(3): 6035-6038, October 2013.

  • Yan Chen and Yantao Xi. Metal Mine Mining Subsidence Prediction and 3D Visualization Based on Surfer, Metal Mine, 2012(5): 149-151, September 2012.

Research Projects

  • Integrated Urban Planning for Post Mining Regions – The Case Study of Xuzhou City Region, China, 2017. Conducted at TU Dortmund, Germany by Dr. Yan Chen.

  • 煤层气田地面集输产出水数据算法分析与集成 (项目编号: 2014060030, 中国矿业大学, 2014). Participant: Dr. Yan Chen.

  • 国际科技合作项目“变化气候下胶东半岛水资源风险抵御与管理技术合作研究 (编号: 2012DFG22140,山东省水利科学研究院, 2013). Participant: Dr. Yan Chen.

  • 张坊地区遥感地质解译与裂隙网络模型研究 (编号: 201206047, 中国矿业大学, 2012). Participant: Dr. Yan Chen

1. Work Experience

  • Researcher
    • When: since 2019-03 (ongoing)
    • Where: Institute of Applied Optimization [应用优化研究所], Faculty of Computer Science and Technology [计算机科学与技术系] of the Hefei University [合肥学院] in Hefei [合肥], Anhui [安徽], China [中国]
    • What: industry collaboration, research, teaching, and supervising students
  • Internship
    • When: 2012-12 – 2014-07
    • Where: Water Resource Research Institute of Shandong Province [山东省水利科学研究院] in Jinan [济南], Shandong [山东], China [中国]
    • What: hydrological modeling and information management
  • Internship
    • When: 2010-09 – 2011-09
    • Where: Anhui MAPDOC Infotech Co., Ltd. [安徽迈普德康信息科技有限公司] in Hefei [合肥], Anhui [安徽], China [中国]
    • What: mapping and secondary developing of GIS

2. Education and Training

Portrait of Dr. Zhen LIU.

I am Dr. Yan Chen [陈岩], a member of the Institute of Applied Optimization [应用优化研究所] of the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology [计算机科学与技术系] of Hefei University [合肥学院]. Before joining the institute, I studied as a graduate student at China University of Mining and Technology [中国矿业大学] where I received my master's degree in 2014. In the same year, I won a scholarship funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to support my doctoral study in Germany. I received my doctorate in spatial information management and modeling at the TU Dortmund (Technische Universität Dortmund) in Germany in 2019, where I was a member of the Spatial Information Management and Modelling Department of the School of Spatial Planning.

My research interests include hydrological modeling, Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), and Sponge City/Smart City applications.