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Event Chairs

BIOSTEC Conference Co-Chairs

Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon)

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 Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon

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 Ali
College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
United States

Brief Bio
Hesham H. Ali is a Professor of Computer Science and the director of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Bioinformatics Core Facility. He served as the Lee and Wilma Seemann Distinguished Dean of the College of Information Science and Technology at UNO between 2006 and 2021. He has published numerous articles in various IT areas, including scheduling, distributed systems, data analytics, wireless networks, and Bioinformatics. He has been serving as the PI or Co-PI of several projects funded by NSF, NIH and Nebraska Research Initiative in the areas of data analytics, wireless networks and Bioinformatics. He has also been leading a Research Group that focuses on developing innovative computational approaches to model complex biomedical systems and analyze big bioinformatics data. ... More >>

Ning Deng
Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University

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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