David Hsu is a professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. He received B.Sc. in computer science & mathematics from the University of British Columbia in Canada and Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. Before joining National University of Singapore, he worked at Compaq Computer Corp.'s Cambridge Research Laboratory and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include geometric computation, motion planning algorithms, and their applications in computational biology and robotics. His research in computational biology covers protein structure, protein motion, and modeling of biological pathways.
Dr Wynne Hsu is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research interests include: knowledge discovery in databases with emphasis on data mining algorithms in relational databases, XML databases, image databases, and spatio-temporal databases. Dr Hsu is a member of the ACM. She received her BSc in Computer Science at National University of Singapore and her M.Sc. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, U.S.A., in 1989 and 1994, respectively.
Lee Mong Li is a professor in the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore. She received her Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons 1) degrees in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore in 1999, 1992 and 1989 respectively. Her Ph.D. thesis examines translation, integration and update issues in a federated database environment. She was awarded the IEEE Singapore Information Technology Gold Medal for being the top student in the Computer Science program in 1989. Mong Li joined the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore, as a Senior Tutor in April 1989 and was appointed Fellow in the School of Computing in February 1999. She was a visiting Fellow at the Computer Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, from September 1999 to August 2000 and Consultant at Quiq Incorporated, USA from June to August 2000. Her research interests include the cleaning and integration of heterogeneous and semi-structured data, database performance issues in dynamic environments, and medical informatics. Her work has been published in database conferences such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE and EDBT, data mining conference ACM SIGKDD and database conceptual modeling conference (ER).
Leong Hon Wai received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986. He joined the National University of Singapore in 1987, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Computing. His research focuses on the the design and analysis of efficent algorithms for optimization problems from many application areas including VLSI CAD, transportation logistics, multimedia video processing, and most recently, bioinformatics and computational biology. In computational biology, his current interests include computational proteomics, sequencing-by-hybridization, design of optimal synthesis sequence for oligo microarray synthesis, fragment assembly, and genome rearrangement. Prof. Leong enjoys teaching and working with students. His teaching emphasizes independent thinking and learning, and creative problem solving. He has been involved in the organization of many internal conferences and workshops, e.g., the 1997 International Symposium on Algorithms and Complexity (ISAAC-97), the 2002 International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON-02), the 2006 RECOMB Workshop on Regulatory Genomics (RECOMB-Regulation-06), and the 2006 Workshop on BioAlgorithmics (BioAlg-06).
Beng Chin is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. He is a fellow of the ACM and also the IEEE. He is a recipient of many awards, e.g., the 2009 ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award and the 2012 IEEE Computer Society Kanai Award. Beng Chin obtained his BSc (1st Class Honors) and PhD from Monash University, Australia, in 1985 and 1989 respectively. His research interests include database performance issues, indexing techniques, multimedia and spatio-temporal databases, P2P systems and advanced applications. He has served (serves) as a PC member for international conferences including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE, EDBT, etc. He is an editor of VLDB Journal and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering.
Wing-Kin Sung is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS) and a senior group leader in the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS). His research interest is on algorithms and their applications to bioinformatics. He has over 15 years of experience in bioinformatics research. Prior to joining NUS, Wing-Kin worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Yale University and worked as a Senior Technology Officer in the E-business technology institute in the University of Hong Kong. He received both the B.Sc. and the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science from the University of Hong Kong. He is a recipient of the presitigious Singapore National Science Award in 2006, for innovative work in developing the Paired End diTag sequencing technology for comprehensive characterisation of the human genome and transcriptome.
Kian-Lee Tan received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1994. He is now a Shaw Senior Professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. His current research interests include multimedia information retrieval, query processing and optimization in multiprocessor and distributed systems, and database performance, database security and genome databases. He has published numerous papers in conferences such as SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE and EDBT, and journals such as TODS, TKDE, and VLDBJ. He has also co-authored a tutorial entitled ``Query Processing in Parallel Relational Database Systems'' (ISBN 0-8186-5452-X, IEEE CS Press), and two books entitled ``Indexing Techniques for Advanced Database Systems'' (ISBN 0-7923-9985-4, Kluwer Academic Publishers) and ``Data Dissemination in Wireless Computing Environments'' (ISBN 0-7923-7866-0, Kluwer Academic Publishers). Kian-Lee was a Visiting Scientist at IBM's Almaden Research Center, California (Jan 92 -- Jul 92), and CSIRO's Canberra Laboratory, Australia (Jun 94 -- Jun 95). He was a Senior Scientist at the Genome Institute of Singapore (Joint appointment, June 01 -- June 03). Kian-Lee is recipient of several awards, including a 2013 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for advancing query processing in database systems.
P.S. Thiagarajan received his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras (1970) and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice university, Houston, Texas, USA (1973). He has been a Research Associate at Project MAC (the predecessor of the current Laboratory for Computer Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1973-1975), a Research Scientist at the Gesellschaft fuer Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung, St. Augustin, Germany (1975-83), a Lektor (Associate Professor) at the Computer Science Department of Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (1983-86), an Associate Professor at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India (1986-89) and a Professor at the Chennai Mathematical Institute (1989-). He was a visiting professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA during 2000-2001 and a visiting professor in the Computer Science Department of NUS during 2001-2002 where he is currently a professor. He has been an invited speaker at a variety of international conferences, has lectured in a number of advanced courses and has held visiting professorships around the world. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Theoretical Computer Science and the International Journal on Foundations of Computing. He served two terms (1997 - 2003) as a member of the Governing Council of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Academy of Sciences. His current research interests are: System-level design methods for embedded systems, real time and hybrid systems, and computational systems biology.
Dr. Anthony K. H. Tung is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore (NUS). He received both his B.Sc.(2nd Class Honour) and M.Sc. in computer sciences from the National University of Singapore in 1997 and 1998 respectively. In 2001, he receive the Ph.D. in computer sciences from Simon Fraser University (SFU). His research interests involve various aspects of databases and data mining (KDD) including buffer management, frequent pattern discovery, spatial clustering, outlier detection and classification analysis. Recent interest also includes data mining for microarray data and 3D protein structures, spatial indexing, sequences searches and data stream processing.
Limsoon Wong is a KITHCT chair professor in the School of Computing and a professor in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Before that, he was the Deputy Executive Director for Research at A*STAR's Institute for Infocomm Research. He currently works mostly on knowledge discovery technologies and their application to biomedicine. He is a Fellow of the ACM, named in 2013 for his contributions to database theory and computational biology. His other awards include the 2003 FEER Asian Innovation Gold Award, for his work on treatment optimization of childhood leukemias, and the ICDT 2014 Test of Time Award for his work on naturally embedded query languages. He serves/served on the editorial boards of Information Systems, Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biology Direct, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery Today, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, and Methods. He is also an ACM Books Area Editor. He is a co-founder and chairman of Molecular Connections in India. He received his BSc(Eng) in 1988 from Imperial College London and his PhD in 1994 from University of Pennsylvania.