Limsoon Wong
KITHCT Professor and Head of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Leader, Bioinformatics Programme, NUS Office of Life Sciences
Coordinator, Computational Biology Lab, NUS School of Computing
Faculty Member, Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore

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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 has also done, especially in the earlier part of his career, significant research in database query language theory and finite model theory, as well as significant development work in broad-scale data integration systems. Limsoon has written about 250 research papers, some of which are among the best cited of their respective fields. He is a Fellow of the ACM, named in 2013 for his contributions to database theory and computational biology. Some of his other recent awards include the 2003 FEER Asian Innovation Gold Award for his work on treatment optimization of childhood leukemias, the 2006 Singapore Youth Award Medal of Commendation for his sustained contributions to science and technology, and the ICDT 2014 Test of Time Award for his work on naturally embedded query languages. Limsoon was also conferred, in 2014, a Public Administration Medal (Bronze) by the Singapore Government for outstanding efficiency, competence, and industry. 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 scientific advisor to Semantic Discovery Systems (UK), Molecular Connections (India), and CellSafe International (Malaysia). He received his BSc(Eng) in 1988 from Imperial College London and his PhD in 1994 from University of Pennsylvania.


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