Keynote Speaker


Aidong Zhang (University at Buffalo,USA)

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Bio: Aidong Zhang is SUNY Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Currently she is Program Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE), National Science Foundation (NSF).She has three years experience as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, directing federal research programs. She also has six years of experience as department chair at SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She has received the title of SUNY Distinguished Professor which is the highest academic rank in the State University of New York system. She is the Founding Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical informatics (SIGBIO) since 2010, and the Steering Committee Chair of its flagship annual conference ACMBCB from 2010 to 2017. She is the Editor-in-Chief, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB). She has obtained over $15M research funding for research projects, including NSF CAREER award in 1998. She has over 320 peer reviewed publications (including 2 best paper awards, 1 best student paper award, 3 books, 96 journal papers and over 200 conference papers). She has directed 29 PhD dissertations.She is a IEEE Fellow (elected in 2009) and ACM Fellow (elected in 2017).


Ophir Frieder (Georgetown University, USA)

Title: TBD

Abstract:TBD

Bio: Ophir Frieder holds the Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair in Computer Science and Information Processing and previously served as the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He is also Professor of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics in the Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to his academic positions, he is the Chief Scientific Officer for UMBRA Health Corp.(UHC) and a Research Associate at the Institute of Information Science and Technology at the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR). He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and NAI, and a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.