Prof. Walter W. Chen, Ph.D. (click this link to classes taught now)

Department of Civil Engineering 
National Taipei University of Technology 

Prof. Walter Chen received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1989, and a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Purdue University in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He then worked as a senior engineer and deputy site superintendent at the Joint Venture of TPE and RODIO for the Taipei Metro project, after which he returned to the US to study Computer Science at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and worked as an application developer for re:Member Data Services. Prof. Chen began his first faculty position at the National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) in 1999, progressing to Associate Professor with tenure in 2003 and Full Professor in 2017. Since joining the university, he has worked on more than 31 research projects, received three patents, and published numerously in diverse fields including seismic pipeline analysis, soil bio-engineering, slope stability, particle swarm optimization, and soil erosion. In 2012 and 2016 Prof. Chen was awarded the Best Mentor (twice) by the university, and in 2016 he was given the Outstanding Teacher Award (the only recipient for that year). Before receiving his tenure, Prof. Chen was a visiting scholar at the University of Memphis and the University of Maine in the summer months of 2001 and 2002, respectively.

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