• Special Issue on Computational Challenges from Modern Molecular Biology •
About author: Ying Xu is the Regents-Georgia Research Alliance Eminent
Scholar Chair and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology and the Institute of Bioinformatics, the
University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. degree in theoretical computer
science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991. He was a
visiting assistant worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory from
1993 to 2003, where he was a senior staff scientist and a group
leader. His current research interests include (a) computational and
systems biology relevant to human cancer and early detection, (b)
microbial genomes and encoded pathways, and (c) plant genomes and
plant cell walls. He has published over 200 research articles and
four books covering different areas of bioinformatics and systems
Ming Li is a Canada research chair in bioinformatics and a University
Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is a fellow of Royal Society
of Canada, ACM, and IEEE. He is a recipient of E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship
Award in 1996, and the 2001 Killam Fellowship. Together with Paul Vitanyi he
has pioneered the applications of Kolmogorov complexity and co-authored
the book ``An introduction to Kolmogorov complexity and its applications''.
His research interests recently include protein structure determination
and the Internet search engine.
Tao Jiang received the B.S. degree in computer science and techno-logy from
the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, in
July 1984 and Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Minnesota
in Nov. 1988. He was a faculty member at McMaster University, Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada during Jan. 1989$sim$July 2001 and is now professor of
computer science and engineering at University of California -- Riverside (UCR).
He is also a member of the UCR Institute for Integrative Genome Biology,
a member of the Center for Plant Cell Biology, a principal scientist
at Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology, and Changjiang Visiting
Professor at Tsinghua University. Tao Jiang's recent research interest
includes combinatorial algorithms, computational molecular biology,
bioinformatics, and computational aspects of information retrieval.
He is a fellow of ACM and of AAAS. More information about his
work can be found at http://www1.cs.ucr.edu/$^sim$jiang.