Lydia Y. Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Delft University of Technology. Prior to joining TU Delft, she was a research staff member at the IBM Zurich Research Lab from 2007 to 2018. She received her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, and her B.A. from the National Taiwan University in 2006, and 2002, respectively. Her research interests center around dependability management, resource allocation, and privacy enhancement for large scale data processing systems and services. More specifically, her work focuses on developing stochastic and machine learning models, and applying these techniques to application domains, such as datacenters and AI systems.

She has published more than 80 papers in journals, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, and conference proceedings, e.g., INFOCOM, SIGMETRICS, DSN, and EUROSYS. She was a co-recipient of the best paper awards at DSN'14, ICAC'16, and ICAC'17. She received a TU Delft fellowship in 2018. She was program co-chair for Middleware Industry Track 2017, and IEEE ICAC 2019, and track vice-chair for ICDCS 2018. She has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.