March 2013 @Chicago, IL, USA

Professional Biography

I am a graduate student, research assistant, and a Wellbeing Innovation Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab in the Affective Computing Group. I'm advised by Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D.

I received a B.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2012, and a M.S.E. in Bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania in 2014. I also have a minor college degree in Technology Entrepreneurship from UC Berkeley.

Before coming to MIT, I worked for three neural engineering labs for more than 5 years. I worked in the Institute of Neural Engineering at Tsinghua University from 2009 to 2012, and interned in the Neuroengineering Lab of Johns Hopkins University during the summer of 2011. Then I worked in the Litt Lab for Translational Neuroengineering at UPenn from 2012 to 2014. I was also an active member of the Media Lab of Tsinghua University in 2012.

My research interests include biomedical signal processing, brain-computer interfaces (BCI), natural user interfaces (NUI), and other human-computer interaction (HCI) technologies for daily life and health care. I spend a great deal of my part time applying machine learning and computer vision algorithms to realize my designs concerning HCI, specifically those in or on the human body. After joining the Affective Computing Group, I am now especially interested in designing wearable devices for ubiquitous and chronic physiological monitoring, and exploring the relationships among facial expressions, moods and wellbeing. My dream is to make full use of every perception and parameter of human bodies to assist the disabled and help with the wellbeing of the able-bodied.

Contact Information

Weixuan 'Vincent' Chen

Chinese name: Name

Address: MIT Media Lab, E14-464K, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Office: 1-617-253-0315

E-mail: cvx (you can make the "at") media (dot) mit (dot) edu

Twitter: @chenvx

Weibo (in Chinese): @chenvx

Blog (in Chinese): junyun.org