Keynote Speakers


Prof. Sung Wing Kin, Ken                                                                                                    

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Prof. Dr. Wing-Kin Sung received both the B.Sc. and the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science from the University of Hong Kong in 1993, 1998, respectively. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, NUS. Also, he is a senior group leader in Genome Institute of Singapore. He has over 20 years experience in Algorithm and Bioinformatics research. He also teaches courses on bioinformatics for both undergraduate and postgraduate. He was conferred the 2003 FIT paper award (Japan), the 2006 National Science Award (Singapore), and the 2008 Young Researcher Award (NUS) for his research contribution in algorithm and bioinformatics.



Prof. Satoru Miyano                                                                                                              

The University of Tokyo, Japan


Satoru Miyano, PhD, is the Director of Human Genome Center, the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo. He received the B.S. (1977), M.S. (1979) and PhD (1984), all in Mathematics from Kyushu University, Japan. He is an ISCB Fellow. His research mission is to develop "Computational Medical Systems Biology towards Genomic Personalized Medicine, in particular, cancer research and clinical sequence informatics. He has been involved as PI with the International Cancer Genome Consortium, the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (MEXT) "Systems Cancer Research in Neo-dimension", and MEXT Priority Issues on Post-K computer "Integrated Computational Life Science to Support Personalized and Preventive Medicine". By massive data analysis and simulation with the supercomputers, his group is developing computational methods to link differences in our genomes to diseases, drugs, and environmental factors with systems understanding.


Plenary Speakers


Prof. Tatsuya Akutsu                                                                                                             

Kyoto University, Japan


Tatsuya Akutsu received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in aeronautics and the D.E. degree in information engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1984, 1986, and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1994, he was with Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Japan. From 1994 to 1996, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Gunma University, Japan. From 1996 to 2001, he was an Associate Professor in Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan. Since 2001, he has been a Professor in Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University. His research interests include bioinformatics, discrete algorithms, and complex networks. He is an associate editor of BMC Bioinformatics and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.


Prof. Kuo-Sheng Cheng                                                                                                         

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


Prof. Kuo-Sheng Cheng received his B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D degrees from Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, TAIWAN. He also received his M.Sc degree from Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Currently, he is a professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University. He also is the Director of Department of Maintenance and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University Hospital and the Director of Engineering and Technology Promotion Center, which is financial supported by Ministry of Science and Technology, TAIWAN. He was the past President of the Biomedical Engineering Society of TAIWAN. His research interests includes medical image processing, electrical impedance imaging and biomedical instrumentation.



Assoc. Prof. Hiroyuki KUDO                                                                                                   

Meiji University, Japan


Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Kudo received both the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Electronics and Communications from Waseda University in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He was a research officer of MEMS laboratory, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute from 2003 to 2007. He worked at Tokyo Medical and Dental University as an assistant professor from 2005, a junior associate professor from 2007 to 2011 and an associate professor from 2011 to 2013. Currently, he has been an associate professor of Department of Electronics at Meiji University. Currently, his research interests include biomicrosystems based on enzymatic biosensors and immunosensors and for life science applications.




Previous Speakers


Prof. Wen-Lian Hsu
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Prof. Kenta Nakai
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Keimei Oh
Akita Prefectual University, Japan
Prof. Manoj R. Tarambale
Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Engineering, India
Assoc. Prof. Siew Woh Choo
Xi'an Jiatong-Liverpool University, China
Assoc. Prof. Riichi Kajiwara
Meiji University, Japan