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Yinlin Chen

Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Director, Center for Digital Research & Scholarship

Ph.D., Computer Science & Application, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

M.S., Computer Science, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

B.S., Computer Science, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

  • Nov, 2023 - Present, Affiliate Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • May 2022 - Present, Assistant Director, Center for Digital Research & Scholarship, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
  • Aug 2020 - Present, Instructor, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
  • Dec 2019 - May 2022, Digital Library Architect, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
  •  June 2014 – Dec. 2019, A/P faculty, Software Engineer, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

CS 4804: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Auguest 2020 - present
CS 5804: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Auguest 2022 - present
CS 4604: Introduction to Database Management Systems January 2021 - May 2021
Undergraduate Research (CS 4974)

My research focuses on the practical and theoretical applications of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in Digital Libraries and interdisciplinary domains. Areas of interest include Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Generative AI, and Large Language Models. I also aim to demystify AI technologies by making them more accessible and understandable to a broader audience. Specializes in using AWS and GCP platforms for data analytics, advanced cloud solutions, application software development, and open-source project

2023-2025: IMLS National Leadership Grants (LG-254883-OLS-23) Curating Very Large Biomedical Image Datasets For Librarian-In-The-Loop Deep Learning

2023-2024: Virginia Tech Libraries Collaborative Research Grant: Leveraging Large Language Models to Understand the Financial Behavior of Women and Minority Groups

2023: Virginia Tech Libraries Collaborative Research Grant: Behind Density Lines: Machine Learning and Citizen Scientists in Quantifying Scanning Electron Microscopy Images

2022-2023: Virginia Tech Libraries Collaborative Research Grant: Data-Centric Approach to Digital Twins of the Built Environment, University Libraries Collaborative Research Grant

2022: Virginia Tech Libraries Collaborative Research Grant: Data-centric MLOps for Image Segmentation in Cell Organelles, University Libraries Collaborative Research Grant

2018: Amazon AWS Cloud Credits for Research Grants

2016-2018: Virginia Tech Libraries Beyond Boundaries Innovation Fund

2016-2017: National Distinction and Exceptional Performance, Virginia Tech

2010-2011: Amazon AWS in Education Research Grants