Keynote Speaker I

Prof. José Manuel Fonseca
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


José Fonsecawas born in 1962, Lisbon, Portugal. Obtained his PhD on Electrical Engineering specialty Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 10th May 2001.He his Professor on the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa(FCT/UNL) since 1992, and member of the Electrical Engineering Department sinceits foundation on 1993. Has been responsible for several courses in the area ofsensorial processing and real-time processing. Since its PhD supervised two PhD. Thesis, 30 MSc Thesis and 35 Final Diploma Projects. Published more than 60 papers on Journals and International Conferences, is co-author of several book Chapters, co-author of a National Patent and co-founder of a spin-off Company. Prof. Fonseca has participated on more than ten European Projects as researcher and coordinator of the FCT/UNL participation. Was leader of task force e Delivery and leader of the work package Integrating Support Activities on the Network of Excellence “BIOPATTERN - Computational Intelligence for BioPattern Analysis to Support eHealth” FP6-2004-IST-2-508803 from 2004 to 2008.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Tuan D. Pham
Linkoping University, Sweden


Tuan D. Pham is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Linkoping University, University Hospital Campus, Linkoping, Sweden. Prior to the current position, he was appointed as Professor and Leader of the Aizu Research Cluster for Medical Engineering and Informatics, and the Medical Image Processing Lab, both at the University of Aizu, Japan. Before his appointments in Japan, he was the Bioinformatics Research Group Leader at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. He has been an Editorial Member and Associate Editor of Pattern Recognition (Elsevier), served as Guest Editor of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (Elsevier), Computers in Medicine and Biology (Elsevier), BioMedical Engineering OnLine (BioMed Central), and Associate Editor of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference series. Dr. Pham has published extensively on pattern recognition, image processing, and time-series analysis in medicine, biology, and mental health.


Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Ralf Hofestädt
Bielefeld University, Germany


Prof. Ralf Hofestädt studied Computer Science and Bioinformatics at the University of Bonn. He finished his PhD 1990 (University Bonn) and his Habilitation (Applied Computer Science and Bioinformatics) 1995 at the University of Koblenz. From 1996 to 2001, he was Professor for Applied Computer Science at the University of Magdeburg. Since 2001, he is Professor for Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics at the University Bielefeld. The research topics of the department concentrate on biomedical data management, modeling and simulation of metabolic processes, parallel computing and multimedia implementation of virtual scenarios.


Plenary Speaker II

Prof. Andre Ribeiro
Tampere University of Technology, Finland


Andre Ribeiro (andre.ribeiro AxT tut.fi) born in 1976, graduated in Physics in the University of Lisbon (1999) and has a PhD in Physics Engineering from IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal (2004). From 2004-07, he was a Postdoc at the University of Calgary, Canada. Since 2008, he is the PI of the Laboratory of Biosystem Dynamics (LBD) at Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland. In April 2016 he created and is since then the head of the Multi-scaled Biodata Analysis and Modelling Research Community of TUT-UTA. Since June 2017, he is a Professor at the BiomediTech Institute, TUT. His studies focus on the in vivo dynamics and regulatory mechanisms of bacterial gene expression and genetic circuits at the single-cell, single-molecule level using time-lapse microscopy, stochastic models, molecular biosensors, single-cell signal processing, and synthetic gene engineering. The aims are to understand how genes and genetic circuits are regulated and unravel their range of functionalities, thereby assisting in the comprehensive engineering of synthetic circuits for regulating cellular processes. So far, he published 86 peer-reviewed journal articles, 41 peer-reviewed conference proceedings articles, 63 peer-reviewed conference abstract/posters, and 12 peer-reviewed book chapters. Also, he supervised 3 post-doctoral fellows, 12 PhD, 15 Masters, and 6 Bachelors theses. Finally, the LBD has 9 awards for scientific achievements and 2 awards for contributions to teaching.


Plenary Speaker III

Assoc. Prof. David E. Breen
Drexel University, USA


David E. Breen is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel University. He has held research positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, the California Institute of Technology, the European Computer-Industry Research Centre, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, and the Rensselaer Design Research Center. His research interests include computer-aided design, biomedical image informatics, geometric modeling, self-organization and biological simulation. He has authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers, articles and book chapters on these and other subjects. He is the co-editor of the book "Cloth Modeling and Animation" and is a recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. Breen received a BA in Physics from Colgate University in 1982. He received MS and PhD degrees in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and 1993.







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