Kevin M. Chen

Graduate Research Assistant, OSU ECE
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Hello, my name is Kevin Michael Chen, as known as "Acicula" Chen, or Chen Chi-Wen (hanzi:陳啟文). I am currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University, advised by Prof. Parinaz Naghizadeh and co-advised by Prof. Aylin Yener. My research focuses on machine learning, wireless communication, and IoT applications. Prior to my PhD study, I had three years of research experience in machine learning and wireless network communication as a fully-time research assistant advised by Dr. Ronlad Y. Chang at Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (CITI), Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Apart from the academic activity, I am an amateur guitar player having 10 more years of self-practicing guitar. The guiter hero who inspires and influences me the most is American singer-sonwriter John mayer. I study heavily on his early acoustic songs, like his debut EP Inside Wants Out and the first studio album Room for Squares. Also, I am proud of having his signature Martin guitar, the Martin OM28 JM. Check out here for my JM covers.

Education

Nat'l Taiwan Univ.
Class of 2017
M.S., Electrical Engineering

Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Nat'l Cheng Kung Univ.
Class of 2015
B.S., Photonics

Department of Photonics
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Affiliation

INSPIRE
2022-present
Grad. Research Assistant

Advisor: Prof. Aylin Yener
INSPIRE@OhioState
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

The Ohio State Univ.
2022-present
Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Prof. Parinaz Naghizadeh
Electrical and Coumpter Engineering
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Academia Sinica
2019-2021
Research Assistant

Tainan City Govt.
2017-2018
Substitute Military Service

Bureau of Transportation
Tainan City Government, Tainan, Taiwan

Nat'l Taiwan Univ.
2015-2017
Grad. Research Assistant

Advisor: Prof. Farn Wang
Automated Verification & Software Testing Lab
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei Digital Group
2016
Summar Intern

Taipei Digital Group, Taipei, Taiwan

Nat'l Cheng Kung Univ.
2013-2014
Undergraduate

PVPEC Lab, Department of Photonics
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Publications

Interpreting Convolutional Neural Networks for Device-Free Wi-Fi Fingerprinting Indoor Localization via Information Visualization

Kevin M. Chen, Ronald Y. Chang, and Shing-Jiuan Liu
2019, IEEE Access

A Comparative Study of Deep-Learning-Based Semi-Supervised Device-Free Indoor Localization

Kevin M. Chen and Ronald Y. Chang
2021, IEEE Global Communications Conference, (GLOBECOM2021)

Semi-Supervised Learning with GANs for Device-Free Fingerprinting Indoor Localization

Kevin M. Chen and Ronald Y. Chang
2020, IEEE Global Communications Conference, (GLOBECOM2020)

"Automated Cloud Sandbox Deployment for implementing DevOps"

Chi-Wen Chen and Farn Wang
2017, Taiwan Conference on Software Engineering, (TCSE2017)

Guitars Collection

2021-
Martin OM-28 John Mayer

This guitar was luckily found and purchased through a friend (also a big fan of John Mayer) working in a guitar shop in Taipei, Taiwan. The guitar is the first official John Mayer Signature model made by Martin and was produced as a limited run of only 404, and I own the #173. The guitar features a solid Engelmann spruce top and solid East Indian rosewood back and sides.

2012-
Martin HD-28

This guitar was purchased for celebrating my 20-year-old birthday and is the one that introduces me to Martin Guitar. After years of practicing, at that moment, I thought it is time to have an all-solid guitar, and luckily I found this pre-owned Martin at a guitar shop in Tainan, Taiwan. The guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid East Indian rosewood back and sides.

2011-
YAMAHA F310

This is my first acoustic guitar. I purchased it at an inconspicuous local guitar shop near my home in Tainan, Taiwan.

2016-
Fender Japan Stratocaster, 1993

This pre-owned guitar is a gift from my aunt. The guitar features a Floyd Rose vibrato system. While this guitar is super unplayable due to its broken vibrato system, which makes it easily out of tune.

2016-2021
Martin D-18 Gorden Era

This guitar was purchased during my graduation trip to Fukuoka, Japan in 2016. The guitar features a solid Adirondack spruce top and Genuine Mahogany back and sides. The guitar was later sold due to its playability, vintage V-shape neck making me hard to play JM's song. The sound of this guitar is pretty amzing though.

2018-2021
Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster

This guitar was purchased at a famous guitar shop in Taipei, Taiwan. It is my first electric guitar, officially. At that moment, I felt like playing JM's electric licks. Despite I had sold it since I later realized I am just an acoustic guy lol.