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Harvard Medical School Conference Center Amphitheater
Workshop on Bio-Nano-Info Integration for Personalized Medicine
Dr. May D. Wang, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Director of Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
at Emory-Georgia Tech CCNE
Dr. Linda Molnar, Office of Technology and Industrial Relations, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH),
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Eric Jakobsson, Director of the National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors
| Professor May D. Wang, Ph.D.
May D. Wang received her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is currently Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, and Director of Biocomputing and Bioinformatics Core at Emory-Georgia Tech Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. Dr. Wang's research has been sponsored by the NIGMS/NIH, NCI/NIH, GCC, GRA, Microsoft Research, Hewlett Packard, and Johnson and Johnson.
| Linda Molnar, Ph.D.
Dr. Linda Molnar currently serves as a Program Officer in the Office of Technology and Industrial Relations (OTIR), Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI). In her role, she supports the management of grants and contracts for nanotechnology applications in cancer research for the NCI Alliance in Cancer Nanotechnology, with particular emphasis on management of the Centers for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs) and the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. She has a breadth of experience in collaborations and partnerships between academic institutions, large companies and biotechnology start-ups for the successful translation of fundamental research into applications and products. At NCI, she was instrumental in the successful launch of the Alliance in 2005. She has also led the formation of a clinical translation working group comprised of extramural investigators from the Alliance as well as internal NCI experts organized to address gaps in the clinical translation of nanotechnologies. In addition, she coordinates a bionanoinformatics working group for the Alliance which facilitates data sharing both within and among the CCNEs. Her background includes the research and development of nanotechnology in a variety of applications and employments including NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology, Caliper Technologies (now Caliper Life Sciences), and Rohm and Haas Company. At NASA Ames, her research utilizing a biomimetics approach to nanostructured materials development was sponsored through NASA's Director's Discretionary Fund (DDF) as well as receiving significant follow-on funding from the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. At Caliper, she was a member of the Corporate Development team where she co-created the Applications Developer Program that enabled other companies, in different fields, to apply Caliper's microfluidic technology to their unique analytical needs. As a result of her efforts in this program, she led Caliper's collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals aiding them in the development of novel microfluidics applications for drug development. During her tenure at Rohm and Haas Company, she led the development of applications of polymer nanoparticles in the construction and electronics industries in North American, Asia Pacific, and European regions. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from the University of Pittsburgh (magna cum laude). Dr. Molnar has also completed the Wharton Management Program. She is the holder of 10 patents in the nanotechnology field and has published in leading journals. She is frequently invited to speak on a range of topics in nanotechnology and nanomedicine from both a technical and a business perspective.
| Professor Eric Jakobsson, Ph.D.
Eric Jakobsson is Professor in the Departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Biochemistry, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also Senior Research Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on the UIUC campus. His research centers around computational studies of biological membranes using both simulation and informatics techniques. He has been at UIUC continually since 1971 except for a two year leave to the National Institutes of Health, where he served as the Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the National Institute of General Medical Science and the Chair of the NIH Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative Consortium. Jakobsson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Director of an NIH Nanomedicine Development Center, the National Center for the Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors (NCDBN). NCDBN is a consortium of experimental and theoretical investigators focused on developing the technology of biomimetic transporters and self-assembled membranes on nanoporous supports for medical purposes.
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Workshop on progress toward petascale applications in bioinformatics and
Professor Craig A. Stewart
| Professor Craig A. Stewart, Ph.D.
Dr. Craig A. Stewart is the Associate Vice President of Indiana
University for Research Computing and the University Information
Technology Services. He is also Chief Operating
Officer of Indiana University Pervasive Technology Labs; Co-Director of
Indiana University, Center for Computational Cytomics; and Adjunct
Associate Professor of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Purdue
University, Indianapolis and Department of Biology at Indiana University,
Bloomington main campus.
Prof Stewart received his Ph.D. in Biology from Indiana University
in 1988, and has held a variety of leadership positions in Information
Technology at Indiana University. He has taught bioinformatics, and his
own research activities focus on supercomputer applications in the life
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IEEE 7th BIBE Special Workshop - Joint Research in the Southern Illinois
University, University of Illinois, and Oak Ridge National Lab. DOE.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Michelle M. Zhu, Computer Science Department SIU.
Dr. Laura L. Elnitski, Editorial Board of Genome Research. Head of Genomic Functional Analysis Section, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Zhi-Pei Liang, Fellow of IEEE and Vice-President of IEEE/EMBS, Fellow of AIMBE, Professor and Henry Magnuski Outstanding Scholar,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. William P. Osborne, Fellow of IEEE, Professor and Dean of SIU College of Engineering
Dr. Igor B. Zhulin, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
| Dr. Laura L. Elnitski
Dr. Elnitski is a molecular and computational biologist who uses experimental and bioinformatic methods to discover noncoding functional elements in the human genome. Genes, which are the functional elements that encode proteins, make up only about 2 percent of the human genome; other functional elements - such as promoters, enhancers, repressors, and RNA splicing signals - have important biological roles, particularly in regulating temporal and spatial patterns of gene expression. Still in its infancy, the science of identifying and understanding these noncoding functional elements is crucial to giving a full understanding of the human genome.
| Professor Zhi-Pei Liang, Ph.D.
Professor Zhi-Pei Liang received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve
University. He is currently Professor of Electrical, Computer and
Biomedical Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of AIMBE, and Vice-President of IEEE/EMBS. Dr.
Liang received a number of distinguished awards and contributes himself
towards the seminal research leading to Nobel Prize work.
| Professor Michelle M. Zhu, Ph.D.
Professor Mengxia Michelle Zhu received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State
University. She took a faculty position at Southern Illinois University
Carbondale main campus after finishing her two-year research training at
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOE. She took the initiatives to
significantly enlarge the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
research in Remote Visualization System, Distributed High-performance
Computing, and Bioinformatics in Illinois and her research is supported
by both federal and state governments.
| Professor William P. Osborne, Ph.D.
Dr. William P. Osborne received his Ph.D. from New Mexico State
University, on a NASA Fellowship. He has been Engineering Director,
Vice President of Engineering, Division General Manager, and President
of various industries. During 1995 - 2002, Dr. Osborne was the Dean of
Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas-Dallas,
which became the fastest-growing Engineering School in the country in
the late 1990's. From 2002 to 2005 he served as the founding Dean of
Engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and moved to
Carbondale as Dean of Engineering at SIUC in 2005.
| Professor Igor B. Zhulin, Ph.D.
Professor Igor B. Zhulin holds a Joint Faculty appointment at the University of Tennessee (Division of Biology) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Computer Science & Mathematics Division) as well as adjunct professorship at Georgia Institute of Technology (Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology). He received his Ph.D. from St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and was trained at the University of Oxford (U.K.) and Loma Linda University School of Medicine (California). Dr. Zhulin’s research is in the area of computational genomics of signal transduction. His research is currently sponsored by NIH, NSF and DOE. He is a standing member of the "Biodata Management and Analysis Study Section" at the NIH Center for Scientific Review and several journal editorial boards.
| Dr. Yehuda Braiman
Dr. Yehuda Braiman is the group leader of Optical & Quantum Systems Group, Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He won UT-Battelle Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in 2000.
IEEE 7th BIBE Special Workshop in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering - The 4th Annual University of Massachusetts Bioinformatics Conference has been folded into the main conference.
Co-Chairs: Professor Georges Grinstein and Professor Ken Marx
| Professor Georges Grinstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Georges Grinstein received his Ph.D. from University of Rochester. He
is currently Professor and Director of University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Biomolecular and Medical Informatics, and
Director of the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research. He
has been on the editorial board of Computer Graphics Forum, Computers and
Graphics Journal, Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and the
IFIP Series on Computer Graphics. He has chaired a number of leading
conferences related to visualization and bioinformatics. Dr. Grinstein's
research has been supported by DARPA, NSF, NIH, NASA and industries. He
holds a number of patents, has started several high-tech
companies. Dr. Grinstein is nationally and internationally well known for
his research in design, modeling, analysis and visualization of
large and complex information systems, most often biomedical in nature.
His multidisciplinary research labs consist of a leading research
team of more than 50 scientists, post doctors and doctoral students.
| Professor Ken Marx, Ph.D.
Ken Marx received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley
and his post-doctoral training at University of Edinburgh on a Muscular
Dystrophy Society of America Fellowship. He was a faculty member of
Dartmouth College, Medical School in New Hampshire. He is Professor and
Founding Director of University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for
Intelligent Biomaterials. His research has been supported by NIH, DOE,
DOA, ARO, DARPA . He has edited a recent MRT journal volume on
nanomanufacturing; serves on two journal Editorial Boards (MRT, J.
Bionanotech.) Dr. Marx is a nationally and internationally well known
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UMass Bioinformatics Conference All accepted paper will be published by IEEE indexed in EI, INSPEC, DBLP
and Library of Congress, and will be all further invited for journal
issues dedicated to IEEE 7th BIBE.
Details about this this IEEE 7th BIBE Special Workshop - Joint Conference
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IEEE 7th BIBE Special Workshop - Joint Pacific Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering Conference has been folded into the main conference.
IEEE BIBE'07 will host workshops that focus on new research directions and initiatives. Accepted workshop papers will be included in proceedings published by the IEEE Press and selected ones will be considered for journal publication.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Yuehui Chen, Professor and Deputy Dean, Jinan University, P.R.CHINA, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics.
Dr. Ron Kikinis, Director of NIH Funded National Center, Harvard University, Professor and Director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Dr. J. Paul Robinson, SVM Professor and Director of the Purdue University, Cytometry Laboratories and President of International Society for Analytical Cytology
Dr. Andrew H. SungHolm Bursum Professor and Chair, New Mexico Tech. USA
Dr. Guo-Zheng Li, Head of Machine Learning in China, Associate Editor of JCIB, Shanghai University, China
| Yuehui Chen, Ph.D.
Yuehui Chen received his Ph.D. degree from the Kumamoto University
of Japan. He had been Senior Researcher and Seninor Engineer at the
Memory-Tech Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2003, he has been a
professor and deputy dean of School of Information Science and
Engineering, Jinan University, where he currently heads the Computational
Intelligence Laboratory. He is the Editor-in-Chief of JCIB.
| Ron Kikinis, M.D.
Dr. Kikinis is the founding Director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. This laboratory was founded in 1990.
Dr. Kikinis is the Principal Investigator of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC, a National Center for Biomedical Computing, an effort which is part of the NIH Roadmap Initiative), and of the Neuroimage Analysis Center (NAC a National Resource Center funded by NCRR). He is also the Research Director of the National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT), which is jointly sponsored by NCRR, NCI, and NIBIB.
| SVM Professor J. Paul Robinson, Ph.D.
Dr. J. Paul Robinson is the Distinguished SVM Professor and Director of
the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories and Co-Director for Cytomics
and Imaging in the Bindley Biosciences Center. Dr. Robinson is the
President of International Society for Analytical Cytology and is highly
regarded as Father/Founder of Cytometry for Life. He is an elected fellow
of the College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological
Engineering, the laureate of the Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit
Research, and the recipient of the Pfizer Award for Innovative Research.
He is a flagship NIH and NSF investigator and his multi-disciplinary
laboratories are made by an internationally leading research team of more
than 50 scientists, post-doctors, graduate students and more than 20
professional engineers, technicians and engineering/technology students.
| Andrew H. Sung, Ph.D.
Professor Andrew H. Sung received hid Ph.D. degree from SUNY-Stony Brook.
He is currently Professor and Chairman of the Computer Science Department of New Mexico Tech,
and a founding coordinator of the school's new Information Technology Program.
He is also the Associate Director for Education and Training of ICASA
(Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis, a statutory research division of New Mexico Tech performing work on information technology,
information assurance, and analysis and protection of critical infrastructures as complex interdependent systems.
| Dr. Guo-Zheng Li
Dr. Guo-Zheng Li is an Associate Professor and vice director of Laboratory of Intelligent Information Processing.
He is an Associate Editor of JCIB, Vice Chair and Associate Editor of
Biocomp'07 and ICAI07 of Worldcomp'07 - the largest conference.
He is head of Machine Learning in China Mailing List and Server.