Dechang Chen, PhD

Dechang Chen, PhD

Name: Dechang Chen, PhD

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Title: Professor

Email: (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-9762
Room: Room1039A



Dr. Chen is the course director of one biostatistics course that introduces the statistical methods commonly used in biomedical and public health studies. The focus of Dr. Chen's research is on statistical learning and its applications (in bioinformatics, computational medicine, and ad hoc sensor networks) and partial differential equations. He has published extensively and has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.


  • B.S. Mathematics, Southeast University, China
  • M.S. Mathematics, Peking University, China
  • M.S. Statistics, SUNY-Buffalo
  • Ph.D. Mathematics, SUNY-Buffalo

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistical learning
  • Applied statistics
  • Partial Differential Equations


  • PMO504 Biostatistics II
  • SPSS for Biostatistics II

Selected Recent Publications

Chen, D. and Wen, G. (2011). Some Boundary Value Problems for Nonlinear Elliptic Systems of Second Order in High Dimensional Domains. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Boundary Value Problems, Integral Equations and Related Problems, World Scientific, Singapore, 2011, 12-21.

Liu, Z., Chen, D., Tan, M., Jiang, F., and Gartenhaus, R. (2010). Kernel based methods for accelerated failure time model with ultra-high dimensional data. BMC Bioinformatics 2010, 11:606, doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-606.

Chen, D., Xing, K., Henson, D., Sheng, L., Schwartz, A. M., and Cheng, X.(2009). Developing Prognostic Systems of Cancer Patients by Ensemble Clustering. Special issue on "Computational Data Mining in Cancer Bioinformatics and Cancer Epidemiology," Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Volume 2009, Article ID 632786, 7 pages, doi:10.1155/2009 /632786.

Xiang, Y., Liu, F., Cheng, X., Chen, D., and Du, D. (2009). In-Situ Key Establishment in Large-Scale Sensor Networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking , vol. 2009, Article ID 427492, 12 pages, doi:10.1155/2009/427492