Keynote Speakers



Prof. TSUI Kwok-Wing Stephen                                                                                                

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


TSUI Kwok-Wing Stephen is currently a Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences, the Head of Division of Genomics and Bioinformatics and the Director of Hong Kong Bioinformatics Centre in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In 1995, he received his PhD degree in Biochemistry at CUHK. He was then appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry Department in 1997 and promoted to the professorship in 2004. He was also a former member of the International HapMap Consortium and worked on the single nucleotide polymorphisms of human chromosome 3p. During the SARS outbreak in 2003, his team was one of the earliest teams that cracked the complete genome of the SARS-coronavirus. Totally, he has published more than 220 scientific papers in international journals, including Nature, NEJM, Lancet, PNAS, Circulation, JACI and Genome Biology. His major research interests are next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, human genetic diseases and molecular microbiology.


Prof. Jean-Philippe Vert                                                                                                         

Google Brain, France and MINES ParisTech, France


Jean-Philippe Vert is a research scientist at Google Brain, and adjunct researcher at MINES ParisTech. After a PhD in mathematics at ENS Paris in 2001 and a post-doc at Kyoto University, he held various academic positions at MINES ParisTech, Institut Curie, UC Berkeley and ENS Paris. His main research contributions are in machine learning and computational biology, in particular in cancer genomics and precisions medicine.


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.


Invited 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.


Assoc. Prof. Jiangning Song                                                                                                     

Monash University, Australia


Jiangning Song is an Associate Professor and Group Leader in the Cancer and Infection and Immunity Programs in the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI), and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, supervised by Professor Geoffrey I. Webb, Director of the Monash Centre for Data Science, and co-supervised by Associate Professor Reza Haffari, at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. He is a member of the Monash Centre for Data Science and Monash Bioinformatics Platform, and also an Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging, Monash University. His research interests include artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, machine learning, big data analytics, and pattern recognition. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Bioinformatics, an Advisory Board Member of Current Protein & Peptide Science and Protein & Peptide Letters, and a Guest Editor of Current Bioinformatics and BioMed Res International.





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
Prof. Sung Wing Kin, Ken

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Tatsuya Akutsu
Kyoto University, Japan
Distinguished Prof. Cuie Wen
RMIT University, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Hiroyuki Kudo
Meiji University, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Yuncang Li
RMIT University, Australia