Chi-Jen Lu received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in information engineering and computer science from National Taiwan University in 1988 and 1990 respectively. After two years of military service, he went to University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and received a Ph.D. degree in computer science in Feb. of 1999. Then he was an assistant professor of the computer science and information engineering department of National Chi-Nan University. He joined the Institute of Information Science as an assistant research fellow in Aug. of 1999.

His research interests include randomness in computation, computational complexity, cryptography, and algorithms.