The author is with the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia.
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Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen received the BInfTech degree with first class honours and the PhD degree in computer science (bioinformatics) from the University of Queensland. She is a professor and chair and director of research in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Prof. Chen is the chief investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics. She is currently working on knowledge discovery technologies and is especially interested in their application to genomics and biomedical science. Her research focus is to find the best solutions for mining, integrating, and analyzing complex data structure and functions for scientific and biomedical applications. She has been working in the area of bioinformatics, health informatics, multimedia databases, query system, and systems biology, has coauthored more than 180 research papers, with many published in top journals and conferences. She is steering committee chair of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (founder) and the International Conference on Multimedia Modelling. She has been on the program committees of more than 100 international conferences, including top ranking conferences such as ICDE, ICPR, ISMB, CIKM, etc. More information about her can be found at http://homepage.cs.latrobe. edu.au/ypchen/index.htm.