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Wei Wang received the MS degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1995 and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1999. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the Carolina Center for Genomic Sciences at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She was a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center between 1999 and 2002. Dr. Wang's research interests include data mining, bioinformatics, and databases. She has filed seven patents and has published one monograph and more than 70 research papers in international journals and major peer-reviewed conference proceedings. Dr. Wang received the IBM Invention Achievement Awards in 2000 and 2001. She was the recipient of a UNC Junior Faculty Development Award in 2003 and a US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2005. She was named a Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellow in 2005. Dr. Wang is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and an editorial board member of the Journal of Data Management. She serves on the program committees of prestigious international conferences such as ACM SIGMOD, ACM SIGKDD, VLDB, ICDE, ACM CIKM, IEEE ICDM, and SSDBM.
Jiong Yang received the BS degree from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California at Berkeley in 1994, and the MS and PhD from the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He is a Schroeder Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, an assistant professor in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, and a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Yang's research interests include data mining, bioinformatics, networking, and database systems. He has published one monograph and more than 50 research papers in various top peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Yang also has given tutorials on data mining and bioinformatics at top international conferences. He has served on the programming committees of various prestigious international conferences and workshops.