Chun-An Chou

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 301 SN
  • 617.373.3865

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Research Focus

Mathematical Optimization, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Healthcare Analytics, Computational Neuroscience, Decision Support Systems, Complex Systems

Education

  • 2011 PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Rutgers University
  • 2007 MS in Operations Research, Columbia University

Honors & Awards

  • Research Foundation for SUNY Collaboration Fund Award, 2013
  • Finalist, The INFORMS Data Mining Best Student Paper Award, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, The Annual New Jersey INFORMS Student Operations Research Contest, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • INFORMS

Research Overview

Mathematical Optimization, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Healthcare Analytics, Computational Neuroscience, Decision Support Systems, Complex Systems

Mathematical Optimization modeling, Computation, and Analytics Lab

The overall mission of MOCA research lab is to develop problem-driven, data-informed decision models and computational tools, which provide not only mathematically optimal solutions but also practically explainable results for supporting decision-making in healthcare related applications. The most recent research is related to (1) Interpretable decision models and analytics (Explainable AI) for personalized health, medical diagnosis, and healthcare operations and (2) Multi-modal dynamical learning and recognition of complex systems such as human body network, brain, transportation, etc.

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Selected Publications

  • C.-A. Chou, Q. Cao, S.-J. Weng, C.-H. Tsai, Mixed-Integer Optimization Approach to Learning Association Rules for Unplanned ICU Transfer, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 13, 2020, 101806
  • W. Bomela, S. Wang, C.-A. Chou, Jr-S. Li, Real-Time Inference and Detection of Disruptive EEG Network for Epileptic Seizures, Nature Scientific Reports, 10, 2020, 8653
  • S. Qian, S.-C.Yen, E. Folmar, C.-A. Chou, Self-Expressive Subspace Learning to Recognize Motion Dynamics for Chronic Ankle Instability, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineer-ing, 10(1), 2020, 60-73
  • Zhou, Lei, Liang, Zhe, Chou, Chun-An, Chaovalitwongse, Wanpracha Art (2020). Airline planning and scheduling: Models and solution methodologies. Frontiers of Engineering Management, 7(1),1-26. 10.1007/S42524-020-0093-5
  • Tsai, Jeffrey Che-Hung, Weng, Shao-Jen, Liu, Shih-Chia, Tsai, Yao-Te, Gotcher, Donald F., Chen, Chih-Hao, Chou, Chun-An, Kim, Seung-Hwan (2020). Adjusting Daily Inpatient Bed Allocation to Smooth Emergency Department Occupancy Variation. Healthcare, 8(2),78. 10.3390/HEALTHCARE8020078
  • Miaolin Fan, Chun-An Chou, Detecting Abnormal Patterns of Epileptic Seizures Via Temporal Synchronization of EEG Signals, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 66(3), 601-608, 2019
  • Chun-An Chou, Xiaoning Jin, Amy V Mueller, Sarah Ostadabbas, Multimodal Data Fusion – Moving from Domain-Specific Algorithms to Trans-Domain Understanding for Accelerated Solution Development, IEEE Sensors Letters, 3(1) 2019
  • Miaolin Fan, Albert C. Yang, Jong-Ling Fuh, Chun-An Chou, Topological Pattern Recognition of Severe Alzheimer’s Disease Via Regularized Supervised Learning of EEG Complexity, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, Article 685, 2018
  • Sina Khanmohammadi, Chun-An Chou, Adaptive Seizure Onset Detection Framework Using a Hybrid PCA-CSP Approach, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 22(1), 154-160, 2018
  • Mohammad S. Tootooni, Prahalad K. Rao, Chun-An Chou, Zhenyu Kong, A Spectral Graph Theoretic Approach for Monitoring Multivariate Time Series Data From Complex Dynamical Processes, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 15(1), 127-144, 2018
  • Chun-An Chou, Tiberius O. Bonates, Chungmok Lee, W. Art Chaovalitwongse, Multi-Pattern Generation Framework for Logical Analysis of Data, Annals of Operations Research, 249(1), 329-349, 2017
  • Vladimir Miskovic, Xinpei Ma, Chun-An Chou, Miaolin Fan, Max Owens, Hiroki Sayama, Brandon E. Gibb, Developmental Changes in Spontaneous Electrocortical Activity and Network Organization from Early to Late Childhood, Neuroimage, 118, 237-247, 2015
  • Chun-An Chou, Kittipat Kampa, Sonya H. Mehta, Rosalia F. Tungaraza, W. Art Chaovalitwongse, Thomas J. Grabowski, Voxel Selection Framework in Multi-Voxel Pattern Analysis of fMRI Signals for Prediction of Neural Response to Visual Stimuli, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 33(4), 925-934, 2014
  • Chun-An Chou, Zhe Liang, W. Art Chaovalitwongse, Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf, Bhaskar DasGupta, Saad Sheikh, Mary V. Ashley, Isabel C. Caballero, Column Generation Framework of Nonlinear similarity Model for Reconstructing Sibling Groups, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 27(1), 35-47, 2014
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Faculty

May 11, 2021

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Human beings are some of the most complex systems in the world, and responses to illness, disease, and impairments manifest in countless different ways. When it comes to making sure that your system stays up and running, healthcare professionals typically have their own deep well of knowledge—but the addition of artificial intelligence tools offers unprecedented […]

chun-an "joe" chou

Faculty

Jan 08, 2020

MIE Faculty Awarded Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program Grant

MIE Assistant Professor Chun-An (Joe) Chou (PI), together with MIE Professor Yingzi Lin (Co-PI) and Bouve PTMRS Associate Clinical Professor Sheng-Che Yen (Co-PI), received the award from the 2020 Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program for the research project “Decoding Mutli-Modal Physiological Response Patterns for Assessing Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment in VR-based Driving.”

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Faculty

Nov 13, 2019

Chou Featured in ISE for Research in Chronic Ankle Instability

MIE Assistant Professor Chun-An “Joe” Chou was featured in the ISE: Industrial and Systems Engineering at Work’s journal article about Research Inside IISE Journals: “Rediscovering chronic ankle instability: Gait data has map for diagnosis, treatment”.

Faculty

Jun 20, 2019

Chou Awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund Travel Grant

MIE Assistant Professor Chun-An (Joe) Chou was awarded a Collaborative Research Travel Grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund for his research project, entitled “Data-Driven Method for Learning and Recognizing Dynamical Systems in Computational Neuroscience.” The BMF CRTG program supports academic scientists to begin and continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions.

Faculty

Aug 07, 2018

2018 MMDF Workshop Report is Out

The very productive 2018 Multimodal Data Fusion (MMDF) workshop hosted in March 2018 at Northeastern resulted in insightful discussion and productive suggestions for moving the field of multimodal data fusion forward in the coming years.

Faculty

Mar 23, 2017

FY18 TIER 1 Award Recipients

21 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY18 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 12 different projects representing $600K dollars of investment in research.

Sep 01, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Chun-An Chou

Chun-An Chou joins the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

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