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Keynote Speakers


Prof. Francis Y. L. Chin
Hang Seng Management College and Emeritus Professor, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Professor Chin received his B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1972, and his M.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 1974, 1975, and 1976, respectively. Prior to joining The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1985, he had taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the University of California, San Diego; the University of Alberta; the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and the University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Chin was the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at HKU and was the founding Head of the Department from its establishment until December 31, 1999. From 2002 until July 31, 2006, he had served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. From 2007 to his retirement from HKU in 2015, Prof Chin had served as an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Professor Chin is an IEEE Fellow and his research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, machine learning, and bioinformatics including Motif-finding (Motif discovery) and De Novo genome assembly (IDBA). Professor Chin is now an Emeritus Professor of The University of Hong Kong. He is now working as the Chair Professor and Head of Department of Computing at Hang Seng Management College and is in-charge of a Hong Kong RGC-funded project on Deep Learning.

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".

Prof. Jing Bai
University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

Dr. Jing Bai is a tenured Full Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she started as an Assistant Professor in August 2007. She received her Ph.D. degree and MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 and 2003, respectively. She also earned the MEng degree in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 1999 and the BEng degree in Tsinghua University, P. R. China, in 1996 both in Mechanical Engineering.  From 1999 to 2001, she worked at Micromachines Laboratory in NTU as a research engineer.  She was also an invited guest researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan from May to June 2000. She is the recipient of the 2012 SCSE Young Teacher Award.