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.


Assoc. Prof. Qijun Zhao                                                                                                           

Sichuan University, China


Qijun Zhao is currently an associate professor in the College of Computer Science at Sichuan University. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in computer science both from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He worked as a post-doc research fellow in the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing lab at Michigan State University from 2010 to 2012. His research interests lie in biometrics, particularly, face perception and affective computing, with applications to intelligent video surveillance, public security, healthcare, and human-computer interactions. Dr. Zhao has published more than 50 papers in academic journals and conferences, and participated in many research projects either as principal investigators or as primary researchers. He is a reviewer for many renowned field journals and conferences. He served as a program committee co-chair in organizing the 11th Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition (CCBR2016) and the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA).



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.


Dr. Mingxiang Teng                                                                                                         

Harvard University, USA


Dr. Mingxiang received his B.Eng. (2006), M.Eng. (2008) and Ph.D. (2012) degrees in Computer Science from Harbin Institute of Technology. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on developing computational and statistical methods, tools and software to help understand genomics data, specifically, addressing the data challenges in genomics and epigenomics such as pre-processing, analysis and integration of high-throughput data.


Invited Speakers


Prof. Zhiwei Qiao                                                                                                             

ShanXi University, China


Zhiwei Qiao received his PhD degree in transportation information engineering and control from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2011. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar and Visiting Professor with Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, from August 2012 to August 2014 and from January 2017 to August 2017, respectively. He is currently a professor with School of Computer and Information Technology, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. His research interests include electron paramagnetic resonance imaging (EPRI), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) etc. He mainly focuses on image reconstruction algorithm, signal processing and high performance computing. He has published a series of papers on CT and EPRI image reconstruction, especially two papers on Journal of Magnetic Resonance. Now, he is constructing the China-USA united lab for medical imaging, supported by Shanxi University and The University of Chicago.




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