BiographyProf. Dr. Shu-Heng Chen is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics, Director of the AI-ECON Research Center, the organizer of Experimental Economics Laboratory at National Chengchi University and the Computational, Cognitive and Behavioral Social Science Lab. He also serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of New Mathematics and Natural Computation (World Scientific), Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (Springer) and Journal of Experimental Economics and Management Science, the associate editor of Evolutionary and Institutional Economic Review (Springer), the editor of International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management (Inderscience) as well as Economia Politica (Springer). Prof. Chen holds a PhD. in Economics from University of California at Los Angeles. His PhD thesis was under the joint supervision of Prof Vela Velupillai and Prof John McCall. He has more than 160 referred publications in international journals and edited book volumes. Over the last decades, he served as a keynote speaker at more than a score of international conferences. The recent ones include a keynote speech at the 16th International Conference on the Society for Computational Economics, London, 2010, the 3rd International Workshop on Managing Financial Instability in Capitalist Economies, Genova, Italy, 2012, the 2012 Workshop on Computational Finance and Economics at the Central Bank of Mexico, the 2014 World Congress on Social Simulation, São Paulo, Brazil, and the 2015 Conference on Complex Systems at Arizona State University. He is also the winner of the 2014 NordSud International Prize Foundation Pescarabruzzo.
Chen’s full CV can be found at http://www.aiecon.org/staff/shc/E_Vita.htm.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His research interest is mainly in computational intelligence, agent-based computational economics, behavioral and experimental economics, and computational social sciences. He takes a biologically-inspired approach in modeling the boundedly rational behavior of agents, i.e., the so-called ecological rationality; on this regard, he stands in a position of carrying on the legacy of Herbert Simon. Under his leadership, AI-ECON Research Center is internationally acknowledged via the invention of the Taiwan Model—an agent-based artificial stock model. In recent years, he further leads the Center to conduct researches that incorporate agent-based computational economics, behavioral economics, and experimental economics.
Reading, thinking, dreaming, writing, and attending conferences