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AAU Researcher Receives Huge Honor in China

AAU Researcher Receives Huge Honor in China

One of the world's best young Chinese researchers can be found in the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University. Lu Chen's PhD thesis was recently named one of the 10 best theses in Computer Science in China in 2017.

Last modified: 28.02.2018

- We are very proud of our colleague for receiving such a great honor. The award means that Lu Chen is among the world's elite and shows that AAU can attract talented researchers from the very highest level of the international research community, says Professor Christian S. Jensen, who works with Lu Chen at AAU.

Lu Chen (second from the left in the picture) moved to Aalborg In October 2017 to continue her research at the Department of Computer Science at AAU after having submitted her PhD thesis at Zhejiang University in China and after one year as a postdoc at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The China Computer Federation has now recognized the thesis as one of the 10 best in Computer Science in all of China in 2017 – a major accomplishment in a country with more than 2500 universities and an abundance of high-level researchers.

- Aalborg University has an excellent faculty in Computer Science and I have learned a lot from my new coworkers. Being an assistant professor at Aalborg University offers me a great opportunity to work with these excellent researchers and offers me a great platform for better research, says Lu Chen who now continues her research in databases at the Department of Computer Science at AAU.

Crucial to attract talented researchers

At the beginning of February Lu Chen was in China to receive the award at a ceremony organized by the China Computer Federation. In addition to being a great personal honor for Lu Chen, this is also very significant for AAU where Lu Chen conducts research in databases.

- With everything that’s happening in the field of digitalization, it is all the more important that Denmark and AAU can attract talented, world-class, international researchers in Big Data. Lu Chen is top-notch, and we are proud to have hired one of China's best young computer scientists, says Professor Christian S. Jensen, who works with Lu Chen at AAU's Department of Computer Science.

 

Contact:

Lu Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, AAU, luchen@cs.aau.dk

Christian S. Jensen, Professor, Department of Computer Science, AAU, + 45 2014 5250, csj@cs.aau.dk

Hiva Ahmadi, Press contact, AAU, +45 22 20 68 69, hiah@adm.aau.dk