Po Hao (Howie) Chen

I am a third-year student at Boston University, pursuing BA/MS in Computer Science. I have interests in various domains of computer science. Particularly, Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. I teach a course on algorithmic problem solving at BU in Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022.

Currently, my research involves Spectral Graph Theory, Distributed Optimizaton, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Graph Neural Networks, and Streaming Systems. I've also researched in leveraging pCNN to learn pathological annotation and predict features that may reveal potential cancer diseases.

As a hobby, I work on independent research in building affordable HPC systems. Currently, I am the captain of Massachusetts Green Team and represented MIT/BU at SC20 Student Cluster Competiton previously.

Basically, I like to optimize things faster.

Email: howchenn at gmail dot com


News & Interest

The Massachusetts Green Team made a return to Supercomputing Conference and my benchmarking strategy scored the highest out of the US teams! My team was very fortunate to be featured in the BU 2022 Engineer Magazine. I competed at SCC the first time in 2020, I talked about my experiences in this NVIDIA blog

In addition to cluster competition, I serve as the the Co-President of BUHPC Club. You can find my tutorial on MPI etc.. on our website.

I founded and coached the ICPC competetive programming team at BU! If any prospective student is interested, feel free to reach out.

Poetry, philosophy, and classics. I am an editor for the Core Journal.

Research Papers

  • Big Memory Servers and Modern Approaches to Disk-Based Computation (IEEE HPEC'21).
    Po Hao Chen (BU), Kurt Keville (MIT)