Chen is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Before joining the University of Virginia, Chen was a software engineer at Google working on personalized recommendations for Google Assistant. Chen got her Ph.D. degree from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the connectivity of complex networks and has been applied to address pressing challenges in various high-impact domains, including social media, bioinformatics, recommendation, and critical infrastructure systems. Her research has appeared in top-tier conferences (including KDD, ICDM, SDM, WSDM, and DASFAA), and prestigious journals (including IEEE TKDE, ACM TKDD, and SIAM SAM). Chen has received several awards, including Bests of SDM'15, Bests of KDD'16, Rising Star in EECS'19, Outstanding Reviewer of WSDM'21.