The Seventh IASTED International Conference on
May 14 – 16, 2012
Biography of the Conference Chair
Dr. Dong-Guk Shin is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Director for the Bioinformatics and Bio-Computing Institute of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Shin's research specialties include graphical user interface design, intelligent user interfaces, data mining, database interoperability, knowledge discovery from databases, and bioinformatics. Dr. Shin’s research interests in HCI started in late 1980s when he was developing a two-way dialog capable Natural Language interface for databases. During mid 1990s, he began exploring visual query interfaces for databases. In an attempt to develop practical applications for visual query interfaces, he turned into bioinformatics and began developing user friendly query interfaces for biologists. Since then Dr. Shin has been leading a number of research projects related to software usability in bioinformatics through funding from NIH, NSF and DOE. He has served numerous NSF and NIH bioinformatics study sections. In 1999, he was the recipient of the University of Connecticut's Chancellor's Information Technology Award. In 2000 Dr. Shin was an invited speaker in National Research Council Bioinformatics Workshop, organized by National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Shin holds Ph.D. (1985) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.