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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Reinhold Haux
Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics
University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Germany

Reinhold Haux is Professor for Medical Informatics and Director at the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of the University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology and Hannover Medical School, Germany.

His current research fields are health information systems and management, and health-enabling technologies. Reinhold Haux was, among others, co-chairing the Lower Saxony Research Network Design of Environments for Ageing, where more than 60 researchers are involved in inter- and multidisciplinary research on information and communication technologies for promoting and sustaining quality of life, health and self-sufficiency.

Prof. Haux is author and editor of more than 400 publications. He has supervised about 50 doctoral theses. For the term 2007-2010 Reinhold Haux was President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), an NGO of the World Health Organisation. From 2001-2015 He was editor of the journal Methods of Information in Medicine, where he is now senior consulting editor. He has, from 2001 to 2007, co-edited the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics. Reinhold Haux has advisory functions in science, economy, and government. Details at “www.plri.de”.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Chien-Lung Chan
Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Professor Chien-Lung Chan has been the full-time faculty in the Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan since 1995. Currently, he is the Dean of College of Informatics and director of Innovation Center for Big Data and Digital Convergence. He has been teaching Statistics, Medical Informatics and Decision Support Systems after obtaining his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering in 1995 from University of Wisconsin- Madison. In 2004, he assumed the responsibility as the Head of the Department of Information Management for a total of six years. In 2012, Professor Chan served as the Executive Director of Library and Information Services. Currently, he leads a research team cooperating with other medical institutes and focusing on “Big Data Analytics in Healthcare”. He has authored over 30 journal articles in the field of healthcare and medical informatics, information management, e-learning, and healthcare services research in recent five years. He received the Research Excellence Award from Yuan Ze University in 2013 and Y. Z. Hsu Outstanding Professor Award in August 2016

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Chung-Li Tseng
UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

Chung-Li Tseng is currently an associate professor of operations management at the UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland and the University of Missouri-Rolla in the US. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California-Berkeley and his M.S. from UC Davis. His research interests include operations management, energy management, healthcare service management, and business analytics. In healthcare, he has conducted research in m-health and recently behavioral compliance of healthcare workers. He has edited or co-edited several special issues of peer-reviewed journals. His published work has appeared in Operations Research, The Energy Journal, Energy Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, and other journals. He is a member of INFORMS and ASCE, and a senior member of IEEE. He is a past President of the Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment of the INFORMS. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering (Impact Factor 1.94), and he has served on the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, the International Journal of Electronic Business Management, and the International Journal of Business Analytics.

Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Taka-Aki Sato
Director of R&D Center for Precision Medicine in Tsukuba University, Japan

Prof. Taka-Aki Sato is now the director of R&D Center for Precision Medicine in Tsukuba University, which is currently focusing on the multi-omics analyses including the whole genome sequencing-based approaches for the development and/or progression of human cancers as well as the liquid biopsy. He is currently conducting several research laboratories collaborating with National Cancer Center Japan, University of Kyoto, and St Luke’s International Hospital, focusing on discovery of new cancer biomarkers by advanced Mass Spectrometry. He has been awarded Princess Takamatsunomiya Cancer Research Award, as well as research grants from The Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Japan; United States Army Medical Research and Development Command; American Cancer Society; and National Institute of Health.


Keynote Speaker V

Prof. Tetsuya Sakurai
Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR) at the University of Tsukuba, Japan

Dr. Tetsuya Sakurai is a Professor of Department of Computer Science, and the Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR) at the University of Tsukuba. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of MathDesign, LLC. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Nagoya University in 1992. His research interests are in the area of computational mathematics and numerical algorithms, specifically, he is interested in high performance algorithms for large-scale computer simulations, data analysis and machine learning.


Keynote Speaker VI

Prof. Kiyoshi Hoshino
Tsukuba University, Japan

Prof. Kiyoshi Hoshino received two doctor's degrees; one in Medical Science in 1993, and the other in Engineering in 1996, from the University of Tokyo respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he was an assistant professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University School of Medicine. From 1995 to 2002, he was an associate professor at University of the Ryukyus. From 2002, he was an associate professor at the Biological Cybernetics Lab of University of Tsukuba. He is now a professor. From 1998 to 2001, he was jointly appointed as a senior researcher of the PRESTO "Information and Human Activity" project of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). From 2002 to 2005, he was a project leader of a SORST project of JST. His research interests include biomedical measurement and modelling, medical engineering, motion capture, computer vision, and humanoid robot design.


Invited Speaker I

Prof. Ayako Okuyama
National Cancer Centre, Japan

Ayako Okuyama obtained her bachelor’s degree from Osaka University in 2001 and worked as a nurse at the University Hospital for 2 years. She conducted research on patient safety and received her master’s degree in Health Science from the University of Tokyo in 2007. Upon working as an assistant professor at Osaka University, she became a researcher at Alkmaar Medical Centre and VU University Medical Centre in the Netherlands in 2008. After returning to Japan in 2012, she worked at the University of Tokyo as an assistant professor. She got a doctoral degree from Osaka University (PhD of Health Science). She is currently a researcher at the National Cancer Centre in Japan.


Invited Speaker II

Prof. Yuri Ito
Osaka International Cancer Institute, Japan

Yuri Ito is the senior researcher at Osaka Cancer Registry in Japan. She received her MSc and PhD in Health Science from Osaka University. She currently works in cancer control in Osaka, and Japan. Her research is based on the descriptive epidemiology in cancer using the cancer registry and other official statistics data for policy making and evaluation. Recently, she is also interested in the socioeconomic inequality in cancer in Japan.

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