Associate Professor of Decision Sciences & MIS
MS-5F5, Inst. of Grad. & Prof. Business Studies
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
(O) 703-993-1788 (F) 703-993-1870
Minder Chen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1977, an M.B.A. from National Chiao Tung University in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona in 1988.
He is currently Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Decision Science in the Institute of Graduate and Professional Business Studies at George Mason University. His primary research interests are information engineering and business reengineering, computer-aided software engineering, client/server computing, collaboration technologies (groupware), and object-oriented systems development methodology. He has published papers in Journal of Management Information Systems, Database, Journal of Organizational Computing, Expert Systems with Applications, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Journal of Small Group Research, and IEEE Software.
He has been involved in studying methods and tools for business process reengineering and software reuse for DOD's Corporate Information Management Office. He has also worked with governments and private-sector businesses, such as Fairfax County Government, US Court, Industrial Technology Research Institute, DOD Center for Information Management, American Management Systems, and Wizdom Systems Inc. in their information engineering, client/server migration, and business reengineering efforts by providing them with training and consulting services. He has given presentations and one- to three-day business reengineering seminars in U.S., Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He has trained more than 500 people in reengineering. Dr. Chen is also a well-known expert in systems development methodology, integrated CASE tools, and groupware. He has provided training courses such as CASE tools, Information Strategy Planning, Information Engineering methodology, and client/server computing using PowerBuilder for many systems integration firms, such as TRW Inc., Lockheed Martin, International Monetary Funds, and Marriot Hotel.
He is the co-guest-editor of the March 1992 IEEE Software special issue on Integrated CASE, a CASE minitrack coordinator of Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences for the last few years, a program committee member of Methods and Tools for Business Engineering 1995 Conference, an international program committee member of 1995 Pan Pacific Conference on Information Systems. Dr. Chen is a member of the Association for Information Systems and Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.