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Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker I


Prof. David Zhang
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a Chair Professor since 2005 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of the Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1998. He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University, and Adjunct Professor in Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, HIT, and the University of Waterloo. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG); Founder and Series Editor, Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB); Organizer, the 1st International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. According to Google Scholar, his papers have got over 42,000 citations and H-index is 93. He was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.

Keynote Speaker II


Prof. Dong-Qing Wei
Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Prof. Dong-Qing Wei is a professor of bioinformatics in the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiaotong University and editor-in-Chief of Interdisciplinary Sciences- Computational Life Sciences. Prof. Wei’s research is in the general field of bioinformatics with more than 250 journal papers, 9 monographs with 5000 SCI citations and an H factor of 45. Prof. Wei is best known for contributions to the development of molecular simulation tools and statistical models with applications to a wide range of chemical, physical and biological systems, from electrolytes, to polar liquids, to ferroelectric liquid crystals, to combined Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical (QM/MM) systems, to membrane proteins and protein-ligand and protein-protein complexes applied to computer aided drug design.

Keynote Speaker III


Prof. Yuan-Ting Zhang
The Key Lab for Health Informatics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Yuan-Ting Zhang is the Director of Joint Research Center for Biomedical Engineering, Founding Head of the Division of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Zhang serves concurrently the Director of the Key Lab for Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (HICAS). His research spans several fields including wearable medical devices, body sensor networks, bio-THz technologies, bio-modeling, neural engineering, cardiovascular health informatics, and e-p-m-Heath and telemedicine technologies, and is closely tied up to his teaching and publishing activities. He has authored/co-authored over 400 scientific publications and 11 book chapters, and filed 31 patents. His research work has won him a number of Awards including the best journal paper awards from IEEE-EMBS and the Asia Pacific ICTA e-Health Award. Dr. Zhang provided extensively professional services of significant value to the local industries and global academic communities. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, founding Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and Guest Editor for IEEE Communication Magazine. He was previously the Vice-President of the IEEE-EMBS. He served as the Technical Program Chair and the General Conference Chair of the 20th and 27th IEEE-EMBS Annual International Conferences in 1998 and 2005, respectively. He was a member of IEEE Fellow Elevation Committee and the Award Committee for IEEE Medal on Innovations in Healthcare Technology.

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Xi Xie
Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Dr. Xi Xie got his Ph.D degree in 2014 at Stanford University in Prof. Nick Melosh’s lab, and got postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Prof. Robert Langer and Prof. Dan Anderson’s lab from 2014-2016. In 2016, he was awarded with National Thousand Youth Talents Plan (China), and has been working as Professor in School of Electronic and Information Technology at Sun Yat-Sen University, and as adjunct professor in The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University. Dr. Xie’s lab has been working on nanodevices and nanomaterials for biomedical application, flexible electronics and bioelectronics, wearable electronics, and biomedical engineering. He has published many papers on high impact journals such as ACS Nano and Nano Letters as first author or corresponding author.

Plenary Speaker II

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.