Meeting with Editor-in-Chiefs

High quality ACM-BCB'2015 papers will be selected to be published as a special issue for ACM/IEEE TCBB and a special issue for IEEE JBHI

Sept. 10th, 2015: 1:15pm-2:15pm

Room: 236

Ying Xu, PhD. GRA Scholar, EiC, ACM/IEEE TCBB

Founding Director of the Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia

Title: Publication in IEEE/ACM Transactions in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Ying Xu is the "Regents and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar" Chair of bioinformatics and computational biology and Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department since 2003, and was the Founding Director of the Institute of Bioinformatics (2004 – 2011), the University of Georgia (UGA). Before joining UGA, he was a senior staff scientist and group leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) (1993 – 2003); and a visiting Assistant Professor at Colorado School of Mines (1991 – 1993). He received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991. He started his bioinformatics career in 1993 when he joined ORNL. His current research interests are in (a) cancer systems biology and (b) microbial genomics and systems biology. He has over 300 publications, including five books, and has given over 200 invited/contributed talks at conferences, research organizations and universities.

Guang-Zhong Yang, PhD, FREng, EiC, IEEE J-BHI

Director and Co-Founder, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London

Professor Guang-Zhong Yang (FREng, FIEEE, FIET, FAIMBE, FIAMBE, FMICCAI, FCGI) is director and co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, UK. Professor Yang also holds a number of key academic positions at Imperial – he is Director and Founder of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory, co-founder of the Wolfson Surgical Technology Laboratory, Chairman of the Centre for Pervasive Sensing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, fellow of IEEE, IET, AIMBE and a recipient of the Royal Society Research Merit Award and listed in The Times Eureka ‘Top 100’ in British Science.

Professor Yang is the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI), which is the flagship journal for sensor informatics, bioinformatics, imaging informatics, and health informatics in IEEE EMBS. His main research interests are in medical imaging, sensing and robotics. In imaging, he is credited for a number of novel MR phase contrast velocity imaging and computational modeling techniques that have transformed in vivo blood flow quantification and visualization and received the ISMRM I. I Rabi Award. He pioneered the concept of perceptual docking for robotic control, which represents a paradigm shift of learning and knowledge acquisition of motor and perceptual/cognitive behavior for robotics, as well as the field of Body Sensor Network (BSN) for providing personalized wireless monitoring platforms that are pervasive, intelligent, and context-aware. The Hamlyn Centre ( has been established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries, and offers Advanced Fellowships, International Fellowships, Faculty Exchange Programs, and Research Secondment for specific research projects and technical areas.