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Guest Editorial: Special Focus on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Fang-Xiang Wu
Jun Huan

Pages: pp. 292-293


About the Authors

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Fang-Xiang Wu (M'06) received the BSc and MSc degrees in applied mathematics, both from Dalian University of Technology, China, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He received his first PhD degree in control theory and its applications from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, in 1998, and his second PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, in 2004. During 2004-2005, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laval University Medical Research Center (CHUL), Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Wu joined the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) in 2005 and is currently an associate professor of bioengineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Biomedical Engineering. His current research interests include systems biology, genomic and proteomic data analysis, biological system identification and parameter estimation, and applications of control theory to biological systems. He has published more than 100 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is serving as an editorial board member of two international journals and as a program committee member of several international conferences. He has also reviewed papers for many international journals. He is a member of the IEEE.
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Jun (Luke) Huan received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. He has been an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Kansas (KU) since 2006. He is an affiliated member of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC), Bioinformatics Center, Bioengineering Program, and the Center for Biostatistics and Advanced Informatics—all KU research organizations. Before joining KU, he worked at the Argonne National Laboratory (with Ross Overbeek) and at GlaxoSmithKline plc. (with Nicolas Guex). Dr. Huan was a recipient of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2009. He serves on the program committees of leading international conferences, including ACM SIGKDD, IEEE ICDE, ACM CIKM, and IEEE ICDM.
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