Tracy Chen
Orlando, FL, 2017

Yuexi Chen (Tracy)

Ph.D. student (Expected 2021 May),
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: The keywords are machine learning, data science and bioinformatics, more specifically,

1) Interpretable machine learning models for cancer genome analysis.

2) Interactive data analytic tools for structural biologists.


I'm Yuexi Chen (陈玥西). I also go by Tracy because it sounds like my Chinese name. Currently I'm a computer science Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park. 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.

When not sciencing, I play tennis with friends. (I was very fortunate to be on the varsity team of USTC.)


  • [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


  • Dean’s Fellowship, Department of Computer Science, UMD, 2019-2020
  • COMBINE (Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks) Fellowship, UMD, 2018-2019
  • Outstanding Students Scholarship, USTC, 2014-2016

  • Leaderships

  • President, Network of COMBINE students (NeCSt), UMD, 2019-2020
  • Professional Development Director, COMBINE Student Committee, UMD, 2018-2019