Jiangzhuo Chen

  • Research Associate Professor
Jiangzhuo Chen Headshot


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 ACMACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer SimulationPLOS ONEComputational EconomicsJEBOSTOCICS.

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

  • Northeastern University, Computer Science, Ph.D., 2005
    Boston College, Economics, M.A., 1998
    Nanjing University, Economics, B.A., 1995

In the News

A research team from the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute was recognized with the UVA Provost’s Office Award for Collaborative Excellence in Public Service. As representatives of the Biocomplexity Institute’s COVID-19 Response Team, Jiangzhuo Chen, Bryan Lewis, and Srini Venkatramanan were recognized for their service to the University, the Commonwealth of Virginia and federal authorities during the pandemic, and which continues today.