Professor, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jiawei Han is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an affiliate faculty member in the Beckman Institute Image Formation and Processing group. His recent research interests include data mining, data warehousing, stream data mining, spatiotemporal and multimedia data mining, biological data mining, social network analysis, text and Web mining, and software bug mining, with over 300 conference and journal publications. He has chaired or served in many program committees of international conferences and workshops, including ACM SIGKDD Conferences (2001 best paper award chair, 1996 PC co-chair), SIAM-Data Mining Conferences (2001 and 2002 PC co-chair), ACM SIGMOD Conferences (2000 exhibit program chair), International Conferences on Data Engineering (2004 and 2002 PC vice-chair), and International Conferences on Data Mining (2005 PC co-chair). He also served or is serving on the editorial boards for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, and Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. He is currently serving as founding Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), and on the Board of Directors for the Executive Committee of ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD). His book "Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques" (Morgan Kaufmann) has been used popularly as a textbook.
Ramana V Davuluri
Professor, Northwestern University Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. Ramana obtained his Ph.D. from Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, Statistics in 1996. Currently, he is working as a Professor of Preventive Medicine - Health and Biomedical Informatics Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA. His Research in the lab focuses on developing data-mining algorithms and informatics solutions for problems in biology and medicine. The overarching goal of the lab is to translate Big Data from high dimensional (comic) platforms (e.g., NextGen sequencing) to derive experimentally interpretable and testable discovery models towards genomics-based clinical decision support systems for personalized cancer therapy. They are developing clinically useful diagnostic tools for identification of subsets of brain tumor patients who may benefit from therapeutic intervention and guide the understanding of drug activity in patient tumors. Towards these goals, they apply a combination of state-of-the-art statistically rigorous data-mining methods and NextGen sequencing based experimental procedures in a systems biology setting.
Chief, Bioinformatics Branch, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Huixiao Hong received his Ph.D. from Nanjing University in China in 1990 and conducted post-doctoral research at Maxwell Institute in Leeds University in England in 1990-1992. He was an Associate Professor and the Director of Laboratory of Computational Chemistry at Nanjing University in China in 1992-1995. He was a visiting scientist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1995-1998. Dr. Hong held a Research Scientist position at Sumitomo Chemical Company in Japan in 1998-2000. He was a senior computational scientist in ROW Science in 2000-2002. He was the Manager of Bioinformatics Division at Z-Tech, an ICFI company, at NCTR in 2002-2007. He was a Research Chemist in 2007-2018, and is now a Supervisory Research Chemist and the Chief of the Bioinformatics Branch in the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. He has more than 180 publications and has received many awards during his career.
Visiting Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Dr Denis Larrivee is a Visiting Scholar at Loyola University Chicago and a Colaborador at the University of Navarra, Spain, and has held professorships at the Weill Cornell University Medical College in New York City and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. A former fellow at Yale University\'s Medical School and Department of Biology he received the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology\'s first place award for studies on photoreceptor degenerative and developmental mechanisms. He is the current editor of a text entitled Brain-Computer Interfacing and Brain Dynamics with InTech Publishing and an editorial board member of the journals Annals of Neurology and Neurological Sciences (USA) and EC Neurology (UK). An International Neuroethics Society Expert he is the author of nearly 70 papers and book chapters in such varied journals/venues as Neurology and Neurological Sciences (USA), EC Neurology (UK), Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Religion and Mental Health, and IEEE Explore. He is also a 2018 finalist of the international Ratzinger Expanded Reason Awards sponsored by the Francis Vittorio University of Madrid.
Director, Bioinformatics Ann and Robert H.Lurie Hospital,USA
Sabah Kadri is the Director of Bioinformatics and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Lurie Children's Hospital, with significant expertise in all areas of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and computational pathology. She completed her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and has worked at the Broad Institute and the University of Chicago. Dr. Kadri has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and her research work focuses on using the power of NGS methods innovatively in the field of Computational Genomics.
Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics, Penn State University, USA
Dr. Vasant Honavar received his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin Madison, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. Honavar is currently a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), Computer Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Genomics, Neuroscience and Operations Research at Pennsylvania State University. He currently holds the Edward Frymoyer Endowed Chair of IST. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, Associate Director of the Institute for Cyberscience, Co-Director of the NIH-funded Biomedical Data Sciences Ph.D. program, and Informatics lead (research) for the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. In 2016, Honavar was appointed as the Sudha Murty Distinguished Visiting Chair of Neurocomputing and Data Science at the Indian Institute of Science. Prior to joining Pennsylvania State University, Honavar served on the faculties of Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Neuroscience, and Human-Computer Interaction at Iowa State University (1990-2013) and as a program director in the Information and Intelligent Systems Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) (2010-2013) where he led the Big Data Science and Engineering Program and contributed to multiple other programs.
Eva K Lee
Chair and Professor, Georgia tech university, Atlanta
Professor, northwestern university,
Research Scientist, Environmental and Life Sciences Research Centre, Kuwait
Ebtesam Al-Ali obtained her BSC in 1993 from Kuwait University Worked for Kuwait University as Research Assistant, then joined KISR on October 5, 1993, and led eight projects; she has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and international conferences. Her field of experience, in plant virus detection, primer design, cloning and sequencing, ELISA, DNA Extraction, PCR Amplification, RCA Rolling Circle Amplification, TYLCV detection on tomatoes, also trained twice in the University of Wisconsin Madison under the supervision of Prof. Amy Charkowski. As well as University of Washington state under the supervision of Pro.HanuPappu.
Senior Scientist, Bangladesh Agricultural ResearchInstitute
I was started my service at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute as Scientific officer on 1st February 2005 and promoted to Senior Scientific Officer in early 2014. I have completed PhD (Molecular stress physiology, Field of research: Combined stress of drought and salinity), from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China in 2013, M Sc Ag (Agronomy) in 2004 from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. Most of my research is focusing on barley in the tolerance to combined stress of salinity and drought. During the last 5 years, special attention is given to physiological, biochemical and molecular studies of K+ uptake and Na+/K+ ratio, reactive oxygen species metabolism, osmocompatible solutes, ATPase, carbohydrate and secondary metabolism and stress specific proteins. I have also done 2-DE experiment and identified four stress related proteins like SAM3, BSA1, TRXM, and TUFA and then find out the specific mechanism of those proteins to cultivated genotype and check their expression and monitor their effects against combined stress of drought and salinity via VIGS gene silencing technique. I like to work independently and/or as part of a larger team, and have good oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. I have attended and contributed in seminars and conferences in different place of China. I have about 45 publications as research articles/book chapters/poster/booklet etc. in national (without peer review process) and international (publications with SCI Index) levels. At present, I have about 73.32 impact point research article. In addition, I have reviewed significant number of research article from different SCI and academic journal, and this task is continuing in regular basis.
Professor, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany
My research interests: Environmental microbiology with focus on community analysis and physiological characterization of bacterial population in aerobic and anaerobic wastewater and waste treatment processes, antibiotic resistant fecal bacteria and pathogenic bacteria and antibiotic resistance distribution in sewage and aquatic environments, physiological and kinetic aspects of strictly anaerobic syntrophic propionate-oxidizing bacteria, bioremediation and degradation of organic compounds (aromatic compounds, organo metallic compounds) in natural and man-made ecosystems