Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen is Professor and Chair at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia since April 2010. She was Head of Department of Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University from Sep 2010 to April 2012. Prof Chen is the Chief Investigator of ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics. Phoebe received her BInfTech degree with First Class Honours and PhD in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) from the University of Queensland in Dec 2000. Before she joined La Trobe, Phoebe was Associate Professor (Reader) in Deakin University from Dec 2003 to April 2010. She worked as an Associate Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Queensland University of Technology from Jul 1999 to Nov 2003. Professor Chen has been doing multi-discipline researches for more than 20 years. Her research focus is to find effective solutions for visualizing, integrating, analyzing and mining big data, complex structures and functions for scientific and biomedical applications. She has been working in many emerging areas such as bioinformatics, multimedia, scientific visualization, pattern recognition, health informatics, deep learning, data mining, and databases. Her current Research includes Knowledge Discovery for RNA Structure and Function, Deep Learning Approach and its Applications, Visual and Data Analysis in Disease Diagnosis, Medical Image Analysis with Pattern Recognition, Drug Design by Visualization and Machine Learning Approach, Mining Protein and Genome Regulatory Networks using Graphic Models.
Phoebe has published over 240 research papers, many of them appeared in top journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Nature Machine Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Pattern Recognition, Molecular Systems Biology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Aging Cell, Nucleic Acids Research, BMC Genomics, Current Drug Metabolism, Journal of Medical Genetics, RNA, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, SIGMOD, ACM MM etc . Phoebe is steering committee chair of Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (founder) and International conference on Multimedia Modelling. She has been on the program committee’s chairs and member of over 100 international conferences, including top ranking conferences such as ACM MM, ICDE, ICPR, ISMB, CIKM etc.