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.


Prof. Ming Chen                                                                                                                   

Zhejiang University, China


Ming Chen received his PhD in Bioinformatics from Bielefeld University, Germany, in 2004. Currently he is working as a full Professor in Bioinformatics at College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University. His group research work mainly focuses on the systems biology, computational and functional analysis of non-coding RNAs, and bioinformatics research and application for life sciences. Prof. Chen is serving as an academic leader in Bioinformatics at Zhejiang University. He chairs the Bioinformatics society of Zhejiang Province, China. He is a committee member of Chinese societies for "Modeling and Simulation of Biological Systems", "Computational Systems Biology", "Functional Genomics & Systems Biology" and "Biomedical Information Technology".



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.


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 three 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.


Assoc. Prof. Peng Du                                                                                                            

Hangzhou Dianzi University, China


Dr. Peng Du is currently an associate professor at Hangzhou Dianzi University in China, where he leads an Nvidia GPU Education Center. He is an algorithm researcher at Hithink RoyalFlush Information Network Company, as well as an Nvidia Deep Learning Institute Instructor. He received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University under the advisory of Dr. Min Tang and Ruofeng Tong in 2013 and pursued his postdoctoral research at KAIST and NTU from 2014 to 2017. He also received his B.S. and M.S. degree from College of Computer, Shenyang University of Technology. His research interests include large-scale model rendering, collision detection, machine learning, medical image processing and high performance computation. He has published more than ten papers in leading journals and conferences including SIGGRAPH, PG, CASA, CGI, CVM, TOG, CGF, CAVW and JCST. And he has been granted nine patents.



Previous Speakers


Prof. Yinglei Lai
The George Washington University, USA
Prof. Edwin Wang
University of Calgary, Canada
Assoc. Prof. Qijun Zhao
Sichuan University, China
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