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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Taka-Aki Sato
Director of R&D Center for Precision Medicine in University of Tsukuba, Japan

Prof. Taka-Aki Sato is now the director of R&D Center for Precision Medicine in Tsukuba University, which is currently focusing on the multi-omics analyses including the whole genome sequencing-based approaches for the development and/or progression of human cancers as well as the liquid biopsy. He is currently conducting several research laboratories collaborating with National Cancer Center Japan, University of Kyoto, and St Luke’s International Hospital, focusing on discovery of new cancer biomarkers by advanced Mass Spectrometry. He has been awarded Princess Takamatsunomiya Cancer Research Award, as well as research grants from The Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Japan; United States Army Medical Research and Development Command; American Cancer Society; and National Institute of Health.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Tetsuya Sakurai
Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR) at the University of Tsukuba, Japan

Dr. Tetsuya Sakurai is a Professor of Department of Computer Science, and the Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR) at the University of Tsukuba. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of MathDesign, LLC. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Nagoya University in 1992. His research interests are in the area of computational mathematics and numerical algorithms, specifically, he is interested in high performance algorithms for large-scale computer simulations, data analysis and machine learning.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Reinhold Haux
Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics
University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Germany

Reinhold Haux is Professor for Medical Informatics and Director at the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of the University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Germany.

His current research fields are health information systems and management, and health-enabling technologies. Reinhold Haux was, among others, co-chairing the Lower Saxony Research Network Design of Environments for Ageing, where more than 60 researchers are involved in inter- and multidisciplinary research on information and communication technologies for promoting and sustaining quality of life, health and self-sufficiency.

Prof. Haux is author and editor of more than 400 publications. He has supervised about 50 doctoral theses. For the term 2007-2010 Reinhold Haux was President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), an NGO of the World Health Organisation. From 2001-2015 He was editor of the journal Methods of Information in Medicine, where he is now senior consulting editor. He has, from 2001 to 2007, co-edited the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics. Reinhold Haux has advisory functions in science, economy, and government. Details at “www.plri.de”.

Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Chien-Lung Chan
Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Professor Chien-Lung Chan has been the full-time faculty in the Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan since 1995. Currently, he is the Dean of College of Informatics and director of Innovation Center for Big Data and Digital Convergence. He has been teaching Statistics, Medical Informatics and Decision Support Systems after obtaining his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering in 1995 from University of Wisconsin- Madison. In 2004, he assumed the responsibility as the Head of the Department of Information Management for a total of six years. In 2012, Professor Chan served as the Executive Director of Library and Information Services. Currently, he leads a research team cooperating with other medical institutes and focusing on “Big Data Analytics in Healthcare”. He has authored over 30 journal articles in the field of healthcare and medical informatics, information management, e-learning, and healthcare services research in recent five years. He received the Research Excellence Award from Yuan Ze University in 2013 and Y. Z. Hsu Outstanding Professor Award in August 2016

Keynote Speaker V

Prof. Chung-Li Tseng
UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

Chung-Li Tseng is currently an associate professor of operations management at the UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland and the University of Missouri-Rolla in the US. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California-Berkeley and his M.S. from UC Davis. His research interests include operations management, energy management, healthcare service management, and business analytics. In healthcare, he has conducted research in m-health and recently behavioral compliance of healthcare workers. He has edited or co-edited several special issues of peer-reviewed journals. His published work has appeared in Operations Research, The Energy Journal, Energy Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, and other journals. He is a member of INFORMS and ASCE, and a senior member of IEEE. He is a past President of the Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment of the INFORMS. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering (Impact Factor 1.94), and he has served on the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, the International Journal of Electronic Business Management, and the International Journal of Business Analytics.

Keynote Speaker VI

Prof. Kiyoshi Hoshino
Tsukuba University, Japan

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. His research interests include biomedical measurement and modelling, medical engineering, motion capture, computer vision, and humanoid robot design.

Invited Speaker I

Prof. Michael T S Lee
Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

T. S. Lee received his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. Currently, he is a professor and Vice President of International Affairs at the Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. Previously, he served as the President of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS). Also, he served as Dean of Fu Jen Catholic University's College of Management. Dr. Lee's research interests involve customer relationship management, machine learning, operations management, industrial engineering and management, applied statistics on big data, as well as marketing research. These involvements include the developments of novel statistical and bioinformatics methodologies for the analyses of healthcare service management and health economics. Dr. Lee's research has been published in Decision Support Systems, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Scientometrics, Obesity Surgery, and other internationally renowned journals. Coupled with his multiple editorial board positions in the aforesaid journals, Dr. Lee is the current Chief Editor of Journal of Data Science and a senior volunteer for the AACSB. Dr. Lee has been a peer review team (PRT) member for several AACSB accreditation visits and served as a prolific mentor for schools in the AACSB accreditation process. In the Greater China Region, Dr. Lee is the only facilitator of the AACSB business accreditation seminar. And since 2012, Dr. Lee has sat on the initial accreditation committee (IAC) of the AACSB.

Invited Speaker II

Prof. Yen-Wei Chu
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Yen-Wei Chu is an associate professor of Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics and the joint appointment professor of Institute of Molecular Biology and Graduate Institute of Biotechnology at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2006 from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His lab takes the technologies of data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence as the core algorithms. To establish a variety of intelligent decision-making systems for different issues, which is the important part for industry 4.0 and internet of things. He mainly focus on building the learning model of humanoid intelligence, covering the field of bioinformatics, medical science, agriculture, food science, business, astronomy and so on.


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