Dr. Xuemin Chen is the founding Director of Virtual and Remote Laboratory (VR-Lab) and an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Texas Southern University (TSU). He received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), China, in 1985, 1988 and 1991 respectively. He joined the faculty of Texas Southern University in the Department of Engineering Technology in September 2006. Prior to that, he had fifteen years working experience in academia at NJUST and at University of Houston. He was the recipient of the Top Research Innovations and Findings Award from Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for his contribution in the “Thickness Measurement of Reinforced Concrete Pavement by Using Ground Penetrating Radar” in 2004. Upon joining the TSU, he actively engaged in the conception and implementation of next-generation remote laboratory. He initiated the Virtual and Remote Laboratory at TSU in 2008 and started to use virtual and remote experiments to help students learning since then. With the support of NSF HBCU-UP, CCLI and IEECI programs, and Qatar NPRP Cycle 4 award, he has established a state of the art VR-Lab at TSU.
Laboratory Website: http://vr-lab.tsu.edu/.
Education and Training
- Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D., 1991
- Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, Electrical Engineering, M.S., 1988
- Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, Electrical Engineering, B.S., 1985
Honors & Awards
- Distinguished Research/Scholarly Activity Award, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Texas Southern University, 2016.
- Best conference paper award, 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (IEEE ICNSC 2014), Miami, FL., 2014
- Faculty Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research/Creative Activities, Texas Southern University, 2012.
- Distinguished Undergraduate Advising Award, College of Science and Technology, Texas Southern University, 2011.
- Dean’s Leadership Award for Research Committee, College of Science and Technology, Texas Southern University, 2011.
- Top Research Innovations and Findings, Texas Department of Transportation, 2004.
Wireless sensor networks, virtual and remote laboratory, cyberlearning
- Wang, X. Chen, G. Song, Q. Lan, and H. Parsaei, “Design a New Mobile Optimized Remote Laboratory Application Architecture for M-Learning,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 3, 2382-2391 doi: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2620102, 2017.
- Wang, X. Chen, Q. Lan, G. Song, and H. Parsaei, “A Novel Wiki-Based Remote Laboratory Platform for Engineering Education,” IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol. 9, 2016, doi: 10.1109/TLT.2016.2593461.
- Wang, X. Chen, G. Song, and H. Parsaei, “An Experiment Scheduler and Federated Authentication Solution for Remote Laboratory Access,” International Journal of Online Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 3, 20-26, 2015.
- Wang, J. Weng, X. Chen, G. Song, and H. Parsaei, “Development of a Remote Shape Memory Alloy Experiment for Engineering Education,” Engineering Education Letters, Vol. 2015:2, 1-20, 2015.
- Wang, X. Chen, G. Song, and H. Parsaei, “Using Node-HTTP-Proxy for Remote Experiment Data Transmission Traversing Firewall,” International Journal of Online Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 2, 60-67, 2015.
- Wang, X. Chen, G. Song, and H. Parsaei, “A Novel Real-time Video Transmission Approach for Remote Laboratory Development,” International Journal of Online Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, 4-9, 2015.
Principal Investigator, “Collaborative Research: Developing Virtual and Remote Undergraduate Laboratory for Engineering Technology,” NSF CCLI Type 1, Award No. DUE-0942778. Collaboration with Prairie View A&M University, 1/1/2010-12/31/2012.
Principal Investigator, “Collaborative Research: Develop Next Generation Unified Framework for Remote Laboratory Experiments,” NSF IEECI, Award No. EEC-0935008. Collaboration with University of Houston, 9/1/2009-8/31/2012.
Co-Principal Investigator, “Targeted Infusion Grant: Development of Virtual and Remote Laboratory for Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students,” NSF HBCU-UP, Award No. HRD-0928921. PI: Dr. David Olowokere, Co-PIs: Dr. Shahyar Darayan and Dr. Lawrence Kehinde. 9/1/2009-5/31/2012.
Principal Investigator, A New Secure Communication Scheme Based on Adaptive Observers for Delayed Uncertain Neural Networks,TexasSouthern University Seed Grant, 2007.