IEW Profile: Jun Chen

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are part of a joint initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. This IEW profile is part of a series during International Education Week from November 14 to 18, 2022.

Q: What is your name? 

Jun Chen

Q: Where are you from?


Q: What is your program? 

Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences

Q: What is your school or department? 

School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Q: Who is your faculty chair or mentor? 

Dr. Yun Kang

Q: As an international student can you indicate what type of funding you received from ASU’s Graduate College? 

Graduate College Completion Fellowship

Q: How has this Graduate College funding impacted your studies, research and experience here at ASU?

The Graduate College funding has helped me to continue my dissertation, unaffected by other factors, such as tuition fees and cost of living. I have been able to focus on my research without distractions because this funding allows me to devote all my time to the final stage of my research and improve it. In the first semester of my fellowship, I published a review paper on my research area, submitted one, and pre-printed another, in addition to an ongoing writing piece during the second semester of my fellowship. These achievements were made possible because of Graduate College funding, which allows me to focus on summarizing more work as I approach graduation.

Q: When are you expected to graduate?

December 2022