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Event Chairs

BIOSTEC Conference Co-Chairs


Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon
Portugal


Brief Bio
Ana Fred received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 1989 and 1994, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Faculty Member of IST since 1986, where she has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and more recently with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a researcher at the Pattern and Image Analysis Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research areas are on pattern recognition, both structural and statistical approaches, with application to data mining, learning systems, behavioral biometrics, and biomedical applications. She has done pioneering work on clustering, namely on cluster ensemble approaches. Recent work on biosensors hardware (including BITalino – and ECG-based biometrics (Vitalidi project) have been object of several nacional and internacional awards, as well as wide dissemination on international media, constituting a success story of knowledge transfer from research to market. She has published over 160 papers in international refereed conferences, peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. ... More >>


Hugo Gamboa
LIBPhys, Physics Department, Nova School of Sc. and Tech., Nova University of Lisbon
Portugal


Brief Bio
Hugo Gamboa is an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the Sciences and Technology Faculty of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and member of LIBPHYS. PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. As a Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Portugal coordinates the Lisbon Office research group with the focus on Intelligent Systems. He is a founder and President of PLUX, a technology-based innovative startup in the field wireless medical sensors, focused on microelectronics, biosignal processing and software development.

 

Program Co-Chairs


Hesham H Ali
University of Nebraska at Omaha
United States


Brief Bio
Hesham H. Ali is a Professor of Computer Science and the Lee and Wilma Seaman Distinguished Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He currently serves as the director of the UNO Bioinformatics Core Facility that supports a large number of biomedical research projects in Nebraska. He is currently serving as the PI or Co-PI of several projects funded by NSF, NIH and Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) in the areas of data analytics, wireless networks and Bioinformatics. He has been leading a Research Group at UNO that focuses on developing inno vative computational approaches to classify biological organisms and analyze big bioinformatics data. The research group is currently developing several next generation data analysis tools for mining various types of large-scale biological data. This includes the development of new graph theoretic models for assembling short reads obtained from high throughput instruments, as well as employing a novel correlation networks approach for analyzing large heterogeneous biological data associated with various biomedical research areas, particularly projects associated with aging and infectious diseases. He has also been leading two funded projects for developing secure and energy-aware wireless infrastructure to address tracking and monitoring problems in medical environments, particularly to study mobility profiling for healthcare research. ... More >>


Ning Deng
Zhejiang University
China
https://person.zju.edu.cn/en/0010092


Brief Bio
Dr. Ning Deng is an associate professor and doctoral supervisor of School of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science, Zhejiang University, and an assistant researcher of UCLA-BD2K National Bigdata Research Center of USA, mainly engaged in the research of intelligent intervention technology for chronic diseases and health management.
From 2007 to 2010, he engaged in research work in the BD2K National Bigdata Research Center of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As the main designer of the NIH key research program project "Knowledgebase of Cardiac Proteome Atlas (CopaKB)", he built the lar
gest knowledge base of cardiac proteome profiling and network information analysis platform in the world, and won the "Young Scholar Academic Award of International Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)".
Since 2012, Dr. Deng has presided over and participated in a number of National Key R&D Program Projects and National Natural Science Foundation projects of China. A home-based rehabilitation method for COPD patients using portable equipment has been authorized as patent to Dr. Deng. The closed-loop management information system for COPD and the eHealth intervention path technology of chronic disease have been applied in the large-scale application demonstration project of chronic disease sustainable management in Ningxia Province and the regional chronic disease management cooperation network in Zhejiang Province. Dr. Deng has published over 30 papers. A total of 5 patents have been declared (including 2 authorized and 3 open for review), and 12 software copyrights have been obtained.
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