Tracy Chen
Orlando, FL, 2017

Yuexi Chen (Tracy)

Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science,
University of Maryland, College Park

Email: ychen151[at]
Office: 3112 Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, College Park, MD, 20740

Research Interest: I develop tools and machine learning-based algorithms in several biomedical fields, including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance(NMR), cancer immunotherapy and biomolecular networks. I'm also interested in studying the evaluation and regulation of artificial intelligence-assisted medical devices and software.


I'm Yuexi Chen (陈玥西). I also go by Tracy because it sounds like my Chinese name. Currently I'm pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park (Expected 2022). I'm co-advised by Prof. Max Leiserson and Prof. David Fushman. Before joining CS@UMD, I received my bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). My hometown is Sichuan, a southwestern Chinese province, also the hometown of pandas.


  • ROTDIF-Web: A GenApp Generated Science Gateway for Comprehensive Analysis of Biomolecular NMR Relaxation Data
  • Yuexi Chen, Alexey Savelyev, Emre Brookes, David Fushman
    The Gateway Computing Environments Conference, Poster Session, Austin, TX, 2018


  • University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), June - August, 2019
  • Research Program Coordinator
  • Science Gateways Community Institute, June - August, 2018
  • Software Development Engineer

    Selected Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s Fellowship, Department of Computer Science, UMD, 2019-2020
  • COMBINE (Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks) Fellowship, UMD, 2018-2019
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship (First Prize, 3%), USTC, 2015

  • Activities & Services

  • President, Network of COMBINE students (NeCSt), UMD, 2019-2020
  • Professional Development Director, COMBINE Student Committee, UMD2018 - 2019
  • Volunteer, International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB), Washington D.C., 2019
  • Member, The Varsity Tennis Team, USTC, 2014-2017