Professor Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen has been Professor and Chair at the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia since April 2010. Prof. Chen is also the Director of Research, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University. She was Head of Department from Sep 2010 to April 2012. Professor Phoebe Chen hosted the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics from 2008-2010 and ARC Centre in Bioinformatics from 2003 to 2007.
Phoebe finished her Bachelor of Information Technology degree in School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of the University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. After that she finished Honours (First Class) in Information Technology in UQ. Phoebe received her Ph.D. degree in the area of Computer Science (Bioinformatics) in University of Queensland. Phoebe also finished Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Phoebe has been awarded 30 research grants around $8m (include 13 prestigious Australia Research Council (ARC) Grants) so far.
Phoebe has published widely. She has presented her research at various international and national conferences. Phoebe has published more than 200 refereed publications in recent years. These papers appeared in high standing publications such as Molecular Systems Biology, Nucleic Acids Research, Aging Cell, BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, Current Drug Metabolism, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, IEEE Multimedia, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications etc. Phoebe is an editor for several journal issues and proceedings: Bioinformatics in Asia-Pacific, Bioinformatics 2003, Bioinformatics 2004, Bioinformatics 2005, Multimedia Modelling 2004, Multimedia Modelling 2005, Biomedical Visualization, Data Mining in Bioinformatics and Advanced Techniques for Bioinformatics. Phoebe's book Bioinformatics Technologies (Springer) was published in Jan 2005.