I am Dr. Yan Chen [陈岩], a member of the Institute of Applied Optimization [应用优化研究所] of the School of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data [人工智能与大数据学院] of Hefei University [合肥大学]. 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.