Jiangzhuo Chen

Jiangzhuo Chen Headshot
Research Associate Professor, Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing


Jiangzhuo Chen is a research associate professor in the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division. Chen received his BA in Economics from Nanjing University, MA. in Economics from Boston College, and PhD in Computer Science from Northeastern University. Dr. Chen’s dissertation explores confluent flows. Chen was a post-doctoral researcher and a senior research associate in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Chen’s work has been published in journals and peer-reviewed conferences, such as Journal of the ACM, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, PLOS ONE, Computational Economics, JEBO, STOC, ICS.

His current projects include: high-performance simulation of social network dynamics (software developed: EpiFast, Indemics); modeling of synthetic population and social network (GlobalPop); and forecasting of epidemics (Social Eyes/FluCaster).


big data analytics, model-based forecasting modeling, simulation, and analysis of large-scale social networks, computational epidemiology, and computational economics


Google Scholar

  • Epidemic Forecasting by Combining Agent-Based Models and Smart Beam-Particle Filtering Framework
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, (2017) Tabataba F, Hosseinipour M, Lewis B, Tabataba F, Venkatramanan S, Higdon D, Chen J, Marathe M

  • Individual and Collective Behavior in Public Health Epidemiology
    HS 36 Disease Modelling and Public Health, 1st ed. Elsevier. (2017) Chen J, Lewis B, Marathe A, Marathe M, Swarup S, Kumar VSA

  • A framework for evaluating epidemic forecasts
    BMC Infectious Diseases, (2017) Tabataba F, Chakraborty P, Ramakrishnan N, Venkatramanan S, Chen J, Lewis B, Marathe M

  • Spatio-temporal optimization of seasonal vaccination using a metapopulation model of influenza
    IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), (2017) Venkatramanan S, Chen J, Gupta S, Lewis B, Marathe M, Mortveit H, Kumar VSA

  • Using data-driven agent-based models for forecasting emerging infectious diseases
    Epidemics - Special Issue on Ebola Challenge, (2017) Venkatramanan S, Lewis B, Chen J, Higdon D, Kumar VSA, Marathe M

  • PDGM: Percolation-based Directed Graph Matching in Social Networks
    Proceedings of The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), (2017) Wang L, Cho J-H, Chen I-R, Chen J

  • Parallel algorithms for switching edges in heterogeneous graphs
    Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 104:19– 35. (2017) Bhuiyan M, Khan M, Chen J, Marathe M

  • A Comparison of Targeted Layered Containment Strategies for a Flu Pandemic in Three US Cities
    Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), (2017) Chu S, Swarup S, Chen J, Marathe A


Northeastern University, Computer Science, PhD, 2005
Boston College, Economics, MA, 1998
Nanjing University, Economics, BA, 1995