Solving modern biological problems requires advanced computational methods. Bioinformatics evolved from the active interaction of two fast-developing disciplines, biology and information technology. The central issue of this emerging field is the transformation of often distributed and unstructured biological data into meaningful information.
This book describes the application of well-established concepts and techniques from areas like data mining, machine learning, database technologies, and visualization techniques to problems like protein data analysis, genome analysis and sequence databases. Chen has collected contributions from leading researchers in each area. The chapters can be read independently, as each offers a complete overview of its specific area, or, combined, this monograph is a comprehensive treatment that will appeal to students, researchers, and R&D professionals in industry who need a state-of-the-art introduction into this challenging and exciting young field.
About the Author
Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen is an Associate Professor (Reader) at the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University Burwood Campus Melbourne Australia since Dec 2003. A/Prof. Phoebe Chen is leading two research area Bioinformatics and Multimedia and host the ARC Centre in Bioinformatics from 2003 to 2007. A/Prof. Chen is a Director of Research, Group Leader of Bioinformatics Research and head of Multimedia Stream in the School of IT Deakin.
Phoebe has been awarded 14 research grants (include 7 prestigious Australia Research Councill (ARC) Grants) so far. Phoebe is the Principal Chief Investigator (CI) and Project Leader for an ARC large Discovery Grant (Previous ARC Large) on Integrating Database Technologies and Visual Analysis in Bioinformatics for Genome Data. Phoebe is also CI and QUT Manager of an ARC Large Linkage-Infrastructure grant on Computational infrastructure for high-throughput genome bioinformatics. She is a sole CI of ARC Linkage Project Grant on Design and Development of a Web-based Intelligent Multimedia Mining System. She is also a CI of successful ARC Centre in Bioinformatics. A/Prof. Chen is also three ARC Network Seeding Grants CIs. Most of them are in Bioinformatics and Multimedia field.
Phoebe published widely. She has presented her research at various international and national conferences . Phoebe have published more than 50 high quality refereed publications (12+ published/accepted in 2004 so far, 14 published in 2003, 10 published in 2002) in recent 5 years. These papers appeared in high standing publications such as Journal Papers include Information Systems, IEEE Multimedia, Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems (Springer-Verlag); Journal of BioSystems (Elsevier Science); Australia Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems; Journal of WWW (Kluwer), Journal of Visualization Language and Computing (Elsevier Science); International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (World Scientific); Asia-Pacific BioTech News (World Scientific). Phoebe is a editor for journal issue and proceeding: Bioinformatics in Asia-Pacific (World Scientific), Bioinformatics 2003, "Bioinformatics 2004", and "Multimedia Modelling 2004".