Texas Tech University

Meet the Chair

Yong ChenYong Chen is an interim chair of the Department of Computer Science (CS) and a professor of computer science. As the interim chair, he oversees the department of 22 faculty members and 1,038 undergraduate (including 347 majors and 691 foundational students) and 731 graduate students (including 660 Masters and 71 Ph.D. students) as of Fall 2023. He also oversees four degree programs, two certificate programs, and research labs and facilities that contribute to our education and research missions. 

Dr. Chen is also the founding Director of the Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory in the department and the Co-Director of the NSF-IUCRC (Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers) Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center. He joined Texas Tech in 2011 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2017 and full professor in 2022. Before coming to Texas Tech, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Computer Science and a B.E. in Computer Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China.

Yong Chen, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Interim Chair

Email: yong.chen@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.0284

Office: EC 102B

Department of Computer Science