Keynote Speakers


Prof. Bijoy K. Ghosh                                                                                                             

Texas Tech University, USA


Bijoy received the B. Tech and M. Tech degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engg. from BITS Pilani and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Sciences from the Decision and Control Group of the Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1977, 1979 and 1983, respectively. From 1983 to 2007 Bijoy was with the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, where he was a Professor and Director of the Center for BioCybernetics and Intelligent Systems. Currently he is the Dick and Martha Brooks Regents Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA. He received the Donald P. Eckmann award in 1988 from the American Automatic Control Council, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences Invitation Fellowship in 1997. He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 2000, and a Fellow of the International Federation on Automatic Control in 2014. Currently he is the IEEE Control Systems Society Representative to the IEEE-USA's Medical Technology Policy Committee. Bijoy had held visiting positions at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Osaka University and Tokyo Denki University, Japan, University of Padova in Italy, Royal Institute of Technology and Institut Mittag-Leffler, Stockholm, Sweden, Yale University, USA, Technical University of Munich, Germany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Bijoy's current research interest is in BioMechanics and Control Problems in Rehabilitation.



Plenary Speakers


Prof. Ralf Hofestädt                                                                                                             

Bielefeld University, Germany


Prof. Ralf Hofestädt studied Computer Science and Bioinformatics at the University of Bonn. He finished his PhD 1990 (University Bonn) and his Habilitation (Applied Computer Science and Bioinformatics) 1995 at the University of Koblenz. From 1996 to 2001, he was Professor for Applied Computer Science at the University of Magdeburg. Since 2001, he is Professor for Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics at the University Bielefeld. The research topics of the department concentrate on biomedical data management, modeling and simulation of metabolic processes, parallel computing and multimedia implementation of virtual scenarios.

Assoc. Prof. Kwoh Chee Keong                                                                                            

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dr. Kwoh Chee Keong is in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. His is the Assistant Chair of Graduate Studies and the Programme Director, MSc (Bioinformatics). He was the Deputy Director, Biomedical Engrg Research Centre, NTU, and Deputy Director, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering Cluster (BPE) Cluster and had an joint appointment in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. He received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (1st Class) and Master in Industrial System Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 1987 and 1991 respectively. He received his Ph.D. degrees from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London in 1995. His research interests include Data Analytics and Mining, Soft Computing and Graph-Based inference; applications areas include Bioinformatics, Health informatics and Biomedical Engineering. He has done significant research work his research areas and published many quality international conferences and journal papers. His is in the Editorial Board Members and Associate Editor for of The International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics; IEEE Access; TheScientificWorldJOURNAL; Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (NetMAHIB); Theoretical Biology Insights; and Bioinformation. He has been Guest Editor for many journals such as JMMB; International Journal on Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Engineering and others. He has been often invited as a organizing member or referee and reviewer for a number of premier conferences and journals, including GIW, IEEE BIBM, RECOMB, PRIB, BIBM, ICDM, and iCBBE just to name a few. Dr. Kwoh is a member of The Institution of Engineers Singapore, Association for Medical and Bio-Informatics, Imperial College Alumni Association of Singapore (ICAAS). He has provided many service to professional bodies, various appointments from Ministry of Social and Family; Ministry of Law; and Ministry of Transport in Singapore and was conferred the Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore in 2008.


Previous Keynote Speakers


Prof. David Zhang                                                                                                               

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Prof. Nozomu Hamada                                                                                                        

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia


Prof. Wirachman Wisnoe                                                                                                     

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia