computer science


Yawen Chen

Senior Lecturer

Room Owheo Building, Room 246
Phone +64 3 479 5740

I obtained my PhD degree in Computer Science from The University of Adelaide in Australia in 2008. Before my PhD study, I received my Bachelor degree in Computer Science in 2002 and Master degree in 2004 from Shandong Normal (Teachers) University in China, and then worked as a researcher in Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2005. After my PhD study, I worked as postdoctoral researcher at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden before my son was born in 2009.

My research interests include resource optimization and performance evaluation in computer networking and computer architecture (optical networks, interconnection networks, green computing, cloud computing etc). I enjoy the process for mathematical modeling of various research problems by using graph theory, optimization, probability and statistics and etc. It is especially exciting during research when relationships can be discovered between theory and experiment.

For more information, please see my research pages.

Selected Publications:

1. Yawen Chen, Hong Shen, Embedding Meshes and Tori on Double-Loop Networks of the Same Size. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2011.

2. Kai-Cheung Leung, Yawen Chen, Zhiyi Huang, Restricted admission control in view-oriented transactional memory. The Journal of Supercomputing, 2012.

3. Yawen Chen and Hong Shen, Routing and Wavelength Assignment for Hypercube in Array-based WDM Optical Networks. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2010.

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