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 genomics, biomolecular networks and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).


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.


  • [Oral] ROTDIF-web and ALTENS: GenApp-based Science Gateways for Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Data Analysis and Structure Modeling.
  • Yuexi Chen, Cheol Jeong, Alexey Savelyev, Susan Krueger, Joseph Curtis, Embre Brookes, David Fushman
    Gateways 2019, San Diego, CA, 2019
  • [Poster] ROTDIF-Web: A GenApp Generated Science Gateway for Comprehensive Analysis of Biomolecular NMR Relaxation Data
  • Yuexi Chen, Alexey Savelyev, Emre Brookes, David Fushman
    Gateways 2018, 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


  • Organization of Programming Languages (CMSC330), Fall 2019
  • Introduction to Data Science (CMSC320), Spring 2019

  • 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, UMD, 2018 - 2019
  • Volunteer, International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB), Washington D.C., 2019
  • Member, The Varsity Tennis Team, USTC, 2014-2017