Karl Aberer is a full professor for Distributed Information Systems at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, since 2000; from 2005 to 2012 the director of the Swiss National Research Center for Mobile Information and Communication Systems (NCCR-MICS, www.mics.ch); since September 2012 he is Vice-President of EPFL responsible for information systems; member of the editorial boards of VLDB Journal, ACM Transaction on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and World Wide Web Journal.
Assistant Professor in the department of computer systems technology at North Carolina A & T State University. Research interests: Big data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Topic Modelling, and Geo Spatial information systems. Member of IEEE, ACM, and ASEE. Published more than 50 referred journal and conference papers and 4 book chapters.
Head of Research Group at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus uses mathematical and computational modeling in combination with data analyses to investigate how the population biology of infectious diseases is affected by environmental changes, dynamic patterns of host immunity, or public health interventions. Key areas of his research are the transmission and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI), antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases.
Ilkay Altintas is a research scientist at SDSC, UCSD since 2001. She has worked on different aspects of data science and scientific computing in leadership roles across a wide range of cross-disciplinary projects. She is a co-initiator of and an active contributor to the open-source Kepler Workflow System, and co-author of publications at the intersection of scientific workflows, provenance, distributed computing, bioinformatics, sensor systems, conceptual data querying, and software modeling.
As a veterinary epidemiologist I specialize in dairy cattle infectious diseases and welfare. I received my veterinary medicine degree from Cairo University (1998), practiced for two years before completing the Food Animal Production Medicine Internship at the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center at the U of Idaho, followed by the Food Animal Reproduction and Herd Health Residency at U of California, Davis. I completed my masters and doctoral degrees at UC Davis in Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, respectively.
Diego Raphael Amancio is an Associate Professor at University of São Paulo (Brazil). His research interest includes complex networks, machine learning, data mining, science of science, scientometrics, natural language processing and complex systems.
Lora Aroyo is a Full Professor at the Web & Media group, Department of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Within the framework of the Network Institute, she is involved in several research projects focussed on crowdsourcing and human computation, collecting data, data quality, and especially hybrid human-AI systems for video understanding. She has led major research projects in semantic search, recommendation systems, event-driven access to online multimedia collections, and through these has become a recognized leader in digital humanities, cultural heritage, and interactive TV.
Lerina Aversano is an associate professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio Benevento (Italy). She received the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering in July 2003 at the same University and was assistant professor from 2005. She also was a research leader at RCOST – Research Centre On Software Technology – of the University of Sannio from 2005. Her research interests include software quality, software maintenance and evolution, program comprehension, refactoring, evolution, technical debt, data integration.
Jaume Bacardit is a Senior Lecturer in Biodata Mining at Newcastle University. His research is focused on the development of machine learning methods for complex, and large-scale datasets, and the application of these to biological/biomedical problems.
I am Director of the Computational Bioscience Research Center and Professor in the CEMSE Division at KAUST. I joined KAUST in May 2009. Before that time I was a Professor of Bioinformatics, as well as Acting and Deputy Director of the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) at the University of the Western Cape in South Arica. I worked in industry and several academic and research institutions in several countries, including Vinca Nuclear Science Institute in Serbia and the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore, where I was head of the Knowledge Extraction Laboratory. I extensively published across several fields and designed many bioinformatics tools and resources. My work in modeling and artificial intelligence has resulted in several promoter recognition tools and a knowledge discovery platform that found commercial applications. More than 60 master and doctoral students have graduated under my supervision. I am an elected member of the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences in Russia, and while in South Africa I was a registered professional engineer. For my bioinformatics work, I was awarded the first South African National Research Chair (Tier 1) in Bioinformatics and Human Health. My graduate degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in electrical engineering sciences I earned from the University of Belgrade in Serbia, followed by a doctorate of engineering sciences in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb in Croatia.
Burcu Bakir-Gungor received her B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering from Sabanci University; her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Georgia Institute of Technology; and her PhD degree from Georgia Institute of Technology/Sabanci University. She worked at the Bioinformatics Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, from 2007-2009. From 2009 to 2011, she worked at the Department of Computer Engineering, Bahcesehir University. Then, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics and Bioinformatics, at the same university. From 2012 to 2013, she was part of the Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Center, UEKAE, BILGEM, TUBITAK. Now, she works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Abdullah Gul University. She is the recipient of “Best Paper” award at the 4th EvoBIO Conference; and a member of the advisory board of the Turkish Genome Project. She is an editorial board member of PeerJ journal; the reviewer of several prestigious international journals including Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Journal of Computational Biology; and she is the Technical Program Committee member of UBMK and HIBIT conferences. Her research interests include bioinformatics, computational genomics, network and pathway oriented analysis of genome-wide association studies and next-generation sequencing datasets; and applications of machine learning, data mining and pattern recognition in bioinformatics.
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is full professor of databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She has received Brazilian and international awards for research, teaching, and for her work in fostering the participation of women in IT-related activities. Reserch centered on the management of scientific data and eScience, in particular involving agro-environmental planning, biodiversity, workflow systems and geographic information.