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Dr Yun Chen
Lecturer in Business IT
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I have three-year teaching experience in information system development, programming languages, website design, research and quantitative methods at both Bachelor and Master levels.
I am also an experienced research fellow working for EU and UK funded projects, responsible for building complex information systems. I have been contributing to the design and implementation of e-Urban Planning systems in several research and development projects. One of those developed systems is currently used in the city of Stuttgart by Stuttgart City Council.
I obtained four degrees, and all of them were awarded with good. I held Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) from UK government (Universities UK) when I was studying my PhD. I also obtained Certificate of Professional Development in Consultation Services and Techniques.
I have teaching experiences in Foundation, BSc, Pre-Master and MSc courses, using a variety of teaching methods including lecturing, small group tutorial and e-learning.
I am currently supervising 3 PhD students (2 full-time and 1 part-time) in the field of information system/disruptive technologies in business context.
My PhD topic is 'Complex Information System Development'. I have been employed on three multi-million GBP/EURO projects from 2004 to 2012 which are:-
- Sustainable Urban Regeneration, SURegen (UK Government EPSRC funded, £2.5 Million, 2008-2012).
- Virtual Environmental Planning System, VEPs (E109, INTEREG 3b, €4.7 million 2004 -2008)
- IntelCities (FP7 IP, €6.8 million, 2004-2005)
My research interests also include: digital innovation and enterprise software in business, mobile commerce and app development, human-centred design and user experience, IT sustainability.
I am currently supervising a doctoral student on the topic of:
I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in:
the general area of business information technology, impact of emerging technology on business, society and culture, information management and information system strategy in organization.
Qualifications and Memberships
Sept. 2009 – Mar. 2011: PG Cert in Higher Education Practice and Research, University of Salford, UK (Part-time) (Passed with grade 68%)
Apr. 2003 – Apr. 2007: PhD in Methodology for ePlanning Systems Development, University of Salford, UK (Awarded, with Overseas Research Scholarship)
Sept. 2001 – Dec. 2002: MSc. in Computation, UMIST, UK (Passed with Distinction)
Sept. 1997 – Jul. 2001: BSc. in Chemical Engineering and Mechanics, Beijing University of Chemical Technologies, China (Passed with First Class)
Sept. 2015 – Present: Member of Centre for Digital Business
Jul. 2011 – Present: Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Dr Yun Chen, Dr Marie Griffiths, Richard Dron, 2016. Pop-Up Research Unit (#PUPRU): Technology Strategy in Action. 6th International Conference: BizStrategy 2016.
- Dr Talal Alazemi, Dr Yun Chen, Dr Maria Kutar, 2016. The Impact of Google on Use of the Academic Libraries Websites. UKAIS 2016.
- Prof. Nan Liu, Duo Xuan, Dr Yun Chen, 2016. The challenges of real estate information service bases on “Big data”, Journal of Science and Technology Progress and Policy.
·Chen, Y., Song, Y., Bowker, S., Hamilton, A., 2012. 'A Comprehensive Sustainable Urban Regeneration System: Web-based Collaborative Regeneration Tool'. In: International Journal of E-Planning Research, IGI Publishing [Publication in Process]
·Chen, Y., Hamilton, A., and Borning, A., 2010. Modelling & Matching and Value Sensitive Design: Two Methodologies for ePlanning Systems Development, Book Chapter of: Handbook of Research on E-Planning (Carlos Nunes Silva edits), IGI Global Publication
·Knapp, S., Chen, Y., Hamilton, A. and Coors, V., 2009. An ePlanning Case Study in Stuttgart Using OPPA 3D, Book Chapter of: Handbook of Research on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation: Comparative Studies (Reddick, C.G edits), IGI Global publication
·Knapp, S. and Chen, Y., 2007. The Impact of ePlanning Systems on Public Participation in Planning Processes. In: the Proceeding of XXI Aesop Conference, Napoli (Italy), July 11-14, 2007
·Chen, Y., Kutar, M. and Hamilton, 2007. A. Modelling and Matching: A Methodology for ePlanning System Development to Address the Requirements of Multiple User Groups, In: D. Schuler (Ed.): Online Communities and Social Comput., HCII 2007, LNCS 4564, pp. 41–49, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
·Chen, Y. and Hamilton, A., 2006. Design Process for ePlanning Systems. In: the Proceeding of the 11th Annual Conference & Doctoral Consortium (UKAIS 2006). 9th – 11th April 2006, University of Gloucestershire, UK.
·Chen, Y. and Knapp, S., 2006. VEPS – Virtual Environmental Planning System: First steps towards a web-based 3D-planning and participation tool. In: the Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society. 13th – 16th February 2006, Vienna, Austria. <available at: http://www.hft-stuttgart.de/VEPS/aktiv_VEPS/index_html/VEPS/aktiv_VEPS/corp2006_paper>
·Chen, Y. and Hamilton, A., 2005. Using Human-Centred Approach to Design user Interface for E-Planning Systems. In: the Proceeding of the 9th International Conference of Computers on Urban Planning and Urban Management. 29th June – 1st July 2005, London, UK.
·Chen, Y. and Hamilton, A., 2005. Designing the User Interface for Effective Interaction with E-Planning Systems: A Human-Centred Approach. In: the Proceedings of the 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference. 14th - 15th April 2005, Salford University, UK, pp. 204-217.
·Chen, Y. and Hamilton, A., Zhang, X. and Song, Y., 2004. Intelligent Systems for Urban Planning in the Knowledge Society. In: the Proceedings of the 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment. 1st – 2nd April 2004, Salford University, UK, pp. 330-339.
·Chen, Y. and Hamilton, A., 2004. Conceptual Model for the Interface Design of E-Planning Systems: A Human-Centred Approach. In: the Proceedings of the Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference. 24th – 25th November 2004, Salford University, UK, pp. 44-56.
Deliverables in Projects
- Chen, Y. 2010 - 2011. Regeneration Workbench Specification (Version 1,2,3 ). the SURegen Project (EPSRC).
- Hamilton, A., Chen, Y., Wang, H., Song, Y., Architectural Design for Virtual Environment Planning, Deliverable of Action 2.3 Implementation Design, the VEPS project (INTERREG IIIB).
- Chen, Y., Foster, K, Edmends, D., Coors, V. and Council, J., 2008. Report on Interface Technologies, Deliverables of Seed Action 1, the VEPs Project (INTERREG IIIB).
- Chen, Y., Turner J. and Knapp, S., 2008. Report on Strategic Planning Tools, Deliverables of Seed Action 2, the VEPs Project (INTERREG IIIB).
- Chen, Y., Turner J. and Knapp, S., Picinbono, G. and Bogdahn, J., 2008. Report on Local Planning Support Systems, Deliverables of Seed Action 3, the VEPs Project (INTERREG IIIB).