Keynote Speaker


Aidong Zhang (University of Virginia,USA)

Title: TBD

Abstract: TBD

Bio: Dr. Aidong Zhang is a William Wulf Faculty Fellow and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of Virginia (UVA). She is also affiliated with Department of Biomedical Engineering and Data Science Institute at University of Virginia. She is also serving as an expert in the Information & Intelligent Systems Division of the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, at the National Science Foundation. Her research interests include data mining/data science, machine learning, bioinformatics, and health informatics. Dr. Zhang currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB). She served as the founding Chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics during 2011-2015 and is currently the Chair of its advisory board. She is also the founding and steering chair of ACM international conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics. Dr. Zhang is a fellow of ACM and IEEE.


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.