Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Prof. Mohd Zaid Bin Abdullah

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography: M. Z. Abdullah graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) with a B. App. Sc. degree in Electronic in 1986 before joining Hitachi Semiconductor as a test engineer. In 1989, he commenced an M.Sc. in Instrument Design and Application at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He remained in Manchester conducting research in Electrical Impedance Tomography at the same university, and received his Ph.D. degree in 1993. He joined USM in the same year. His research interests include microwave tomography, digital imaging, and ultra wide band sensing. He has published numerous research articles in international journals and conference proceedings. One of his papers was awarded The Senior Moulton medal for the best article published by the Institute of Chemical Engineering in 2002. Presently he is director of the Collaborative Microelectronic Design Excellence Centre (CEDEC), Universiti Sains Malaysia.


Prof. Taesung Park

Seoul National University, South Korea

Biography: Prof. Taesung Park received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Statistics from Seoul National University (SNU), Korea in 1984 and 1986, respectively and received his Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 1990. From Aug. 1991 to Aug. 1992, he worked as a visiting scientist at the NIH, USA. From Sep. 2002 to Aug. 2003, he was a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh. From Sep. 2009 to Aug. 2010, he was a visiting professor in Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. From Sep. 1999 to Sep. 2001, he worked as an associate professor in Department of Statistics at SNU. Since Oct. 2001 he worked as a professor and currently the Director of the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Lab. at SNU. He served as the chair of the bioinformatics Program from Apr. 2005 to Mar. 2008, and the chair of Department of Statistics of SNU from Sep. 2007 and Aug. 2009. He has served editorial board members and associate editors for the international journals including Genetic Epidemiology, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Biometrical Journal, and International journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. His research areas include microarray data analysis, GWAS, gene-gene interaction analysis, and statistical genetics.



Plenary Speakers


Prof. Sung-Nien Yu 

National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Prof. Sung-Nien Yu received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA, in 1996. After graduation, he entered the Department of Physical Therapy at Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan County, Taiwan and served as an assistant professor from 1996 to 1999. After that, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi County, Taiwan in 1999 and is currently a professor of the department and the director of the Biomedical Signal Processing and System Design Laboratory. He is a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and a permanent member of the Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include biomedical signal processing, biomedical image processing, and the application of pattern recognition and machine learning technologies to biomedical problems.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dong Van Quyen 

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Biography: Dr. Quyen holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Sungkyunkwan University-School of Medicine, South Korea. After obtaining his PhD in 2006 he spent 1 year at Department of Bacteria and Parasitology, National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service, South Korea and 2 years at Health Science Center, University of Tennessee, USA working on molecular biology of Neospora and angiogenesis. He returned Vietnam in 2010 and since then head of Molecular Microbiology Lab (MML), Institute of Biotechnology (IBT), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. His Lab specializes in the development and applications of diagnostic tests for microbial pathogens using modern molecular biology techniques. Our approaches provide highly accurate, rapid and sensitive tests for detection of emerging, reemerging and different important microbial pathogens and that have led to sensitive and specific tests for the detection of many tremendous pathogens such as hepatitis B virus, HIV, white spot syndrome virus, foot and mouth disease virus, influenza viruses (H5N1, H1N1) and respiratory viruses. Another research interest of MML is application of modern technologies such as adeno-associated viral vectors and virus-like particles for production of safe and highly efficient vaccines. His current interest is screening and purification of recombinant lysins against antibiotic-resistant bacteria from bacteriophages.
Dr. Quyen is also a visiting lecturer at Hai Duong Medical and Technical University, Graduate University of Science& Technology- Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). Since 2014 he was assigned as co-director of Dept of Biotechnology and Pharmacology, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH)-VAST.


Senior Lecturer Jeff Kilby  

AUT University, New Zealand

Biography: Jeff Kilby, was born Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has a MEng (Hons) in Signal Processing from the AUT University, Auckland New Zealand. Senior Lecturer in Electronics and Computing in the School of Engineering at AUT University, Main research topic is in the field of Biomedical Signal Processing and Devices with other research interests are LabVIEW Applications Micro-controller Applications and Wireless Sensor Network Applications. He is an IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Membership.