Dr. Chiou Chen Receives 2015 Outstanding Educators Award

Headshot of Dr. ChenCincy Magazine recently awarded Dr. Chiou Chen, professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Miami, with their 2015 Outstanding Educators honor. This award features exceptional professors that were nominated by students and colleagues.

Dr. Chen joined Miami University in 2003 and established the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department in 2004. ABET accreditation was obtained for both electrical engineering and computer engineering programs in 2007.

In 2008, he stepped down as the ECE chair and focused his efforts in developing energy and power programs in the ECE department, recognizing the needs of the industry for well-trained power engineers. 

Dr. Chen’s research and teaching originally focused on signal processing, especially speech recognition. However, due to his interest in energy and power area, his research began focusing on energy efficiency, optimum power production of photovoltaic array and environmental effects of emery usages.

For community service, Dr. Chen served as board president of Asian Service in Action (A.S.I.A) from 1998 to 2000. The establishment is a service organization in Northeast Ohio for Asian Americans. He also served as vice principal (2001-2002) and principal (2002-2003) of Akron Chinese School. 

Dr. Chen is an alumnus of National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan where he received Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He received both Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Congratulations, Dr. Chen, and thank you for your 11 years of service to the CEC! Find the original article here.