Prof. Yen-Wei Chen received the B.E. degree in 1985 from Kobe Univ., Kobe, Japan, the M.E. degree in 1987, and the D.E. degree in 1990, both from Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan. He was a research fellow with the Institute for Laser Technology, Osaka, from 1991 to 1994. From Oct. 1994 to Mar. 2004, he was an associate Professor and a professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Univ. of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. He is currently a professor with the college of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He is also a visiting professor with the College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, China. He was a visiting professor with the Oxford University, Oxford, UK in 2003 and a visiting professor with Pennsylvania State University, USA in 2010. His research interests include medical image analysis, computer vision and computational intelligence. He has published more than 300 research papers in a number of leading journals and leading conferences including IEEE Trans. Image Processing, IEEE Trans. SMC, Pattern Recognition. He has received many distinguished awards including ICPR2012 Best Scientific Paper Award, 2014 JAMIT Best Paper Award, Outstanding Chinese Oversea Scholar Fund of Chinese Academy of Science. He is/was a leader of numerous national and industrial research projects.
Prof. Qingli Li received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science and engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligent system from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in 2006. From 2012 to 2013, he was a visiting scholar at Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, USA. He is currently with the Key Laboratory of Polor Materials and Devices, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. He is the author or coauthor of more than 50 papers published in various international journals and conference proceedings and a Principle Investigator (PI) for the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects. His research interests in biomedical engineering include molecular imaging, biomedical optics, and pattern recognition.
Prof. Kiyoshi Hoshino received two doctor's degrees; one in Medical Science in 1993, and the other in Engineering in 1996, from the University of Tokyo respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he was an assistant professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University School of Medicine. From 1995 to 2002, he was an associate professor at University of the Ryukyus. From 2002, he was an associate professor at the Biological Cybernetics Lab of University of Tsukuba. He is now a professor. From 1998 to 2001, he was jointly appointed as a senior researcher of the PRESTO "Information and Human Activity" project of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). From 2002 to 2005, he was a project leader of a SORST project of JST. He served as a member of the “cultivation of human resources in the information science field” WG, Special Coordination Funds for the Promotion of Science and Technology, MEXT, a member of “Committee for Comport 3D Fundamental Technology Promotion”, JEITA, and the chairman of the 43rd Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Biofeedback Research.
Dr. Zhifu Sun received his medical and pathology training in China and medical informatics training in U.S.A. He practiced surgical pathology for quite some years before switching his focus to genetics, genomics and bioinformatics fields. For the past 15 years he has worked on genetic and molecular epidemiology of lung cancer and applications of bioinformatics and data sciences to medical research and precision medicine, particularly in cancer molecular marker identification, outcome prediction and epigenomics. His recent focus expands to large and heterogeneous data integration, utilization of medical record and image data for personalized medicine. Currently, he is a Consultant and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Science Research and the Associate Director of Bioinformatics Core at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He has over 110 peer-reviewed publications, with many in high impact journals such as Lancet Oncology, JCO, Cancer Research, Arch Intern Med, Ann Oncol, Bioinformatics and Genomics.