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Jianer Chen received the BS degree in computer science from Central South University, P. R. China, and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He then joined Columbia University, where he received MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees in mathematics. Currently, he is a professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Chen has received many awards for his teaching and research in computer science and engineering, including the Janet Fabri Award for the Best PhD Dissertation in Courant Institute, New York University, and the US NSF Research Initiation Award. He was awarded the TEES Select Young Faculty Award, Amoco Faculty Award, Eugene E. Webb'43 Faculty Fellow Award, E.D. Brockett Professorship Award, two times for the AFS Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award at the college level, and the AFS Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award at the university level, all from Texas A&M University. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Computer and System Sciences, the IEEE Transactions on Computers, and Science in China: Information Sciences. He has also served as a program committee member for many international conferences. He is a steering committee member for the International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC). He was a program committee cochair for the Sixth Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC '09), the Fourth International Workshop on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IWPEC '09), and the Seventh International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA '11). His research interests include algorithms and computational optimization, bioinformatics, computer graphics, and computer networks. He has published extensively in these areas.
Alexander Zelikovsky received the PhD degree in computer science from the Institute of Mathematics at the Belorussian Academy of Sciences in Minsk, Belarus, in 1989 and worked at the Institute of Mathematics in Kishinev, Moldova, from 1989 to 1995. Between 1992 and 1995, he visited Bonn University and the Institut fur Informatik in Saarbrueken, Germany. Dr. Zelikovsky was a research scientist at the University of Virginia from 1995 to 1997 and a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA from 1997 to 1998. He is a professor in the Computer Science Department at Georgia State University which he joined in 1999. His research interests include bioinformatics, discrete and approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, VLSI physical layout design, and ad-hoc wireless networks. He is the author of more than 170 refereed publications and co-editor of four books. Dr. Zelikovsky received the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize and the best paper award at the joint Asia-South Pacific Design Automation/VLSI Design Conferences. He is the founding cochair of the Workshop on Computational Advances in Next Generation Sequencing, Workshop on Computational Advances in Molecular Epidemiology, and the International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA). He has also served on the editorial boards of six journals and a guest editor for numerous special issues including five in IEEE Transactions.