Dr. Xin Chen is a Senior Research Scientist and an Engineering Manager at HERE, a Nokia business (formerly NAVTEQ), the world leader in premium global digital map. He supervises full time engineers as well as teams of academic collaborators at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Notre Dame and Columbia University. 

Xin also manages several initiatives to evaluate technology and corporations to determine their value to NAVTEQ and he has experience pitching and performing government-funded research involving various aspects of digital mapping and homeland security. 

Xin is the University Cooperation Ambassador on the Patenting, Legal and Intellectual Property team at Nokia. Xin developed the framework for NAVTEQ's university outreach program and grew the program during his eight years at NAVTEQ/Nokia from the ground up. Xin has significant experience drafting and negotiating university collaboration, licensing, work-for-hire and other intellectual property agreements on behalf of NAVTEQ/Nokia in connection with the university outreach program. He also serves as a co-principal investigator in several joint research grant proposals with universities and other corporations. 

Xin currently teaches a "Geospatial Vision and Visualization" and a "Biometrics" course at the undergraduate and graduate levels as an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department of the Illinois Institute of Technology and in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Northwestern University. He is also a Ph.D. advisor at IIT. Xin has been invited to speak on next generation digital mapping technologies at various top-notch U.S. universities. He has numerous publications and patents in his field. Xin has served as a program chair and on the committee for several premium international conferences and workshops.

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