The Sixth IASTED International Conference on
Biomedical Engineering
BioMed 2008

February 13 – 15, 2008
Innsbruck, Austria


Bioinformatics: True Integration between Biosciences and Computation Sciences - Overview and Recent Results

Dr. Hesham Ali
University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA





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Hesham H. Ali is a Professor of Computer Science and the Lee D. and Wilma Seaman Distinguished Dean of the college of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He is also the director of the UNO Bioinformatics Core Facility and the deputy director for computational sciences of the Nebraska Informatics Center for Life Center (NICLS). He has published numerous articles in various areas of Computer Science including scheduling, distributed systems, wireless networks, and Bioinformatics. He has also published two books in scheduling and graph algorithms and several chapters in Bioinformatics texts. He is currently serving as the PI or Co-PI of several projects funded by NSF, NIH and Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) in the areas of wireless networks and Bioinformatics. He has been leading a Bioinformatics Research Group at UNO that focuses on aging research through mobility studies and mining data from temporal biological networks. The group is also developing computational approaches to identify and classify biological organisms, with the goal of complementing the current experimental approaches in addressing a wide range of Biomedical Informatics problems. He has also been leading an NSF funded project with the goal of developing secure wireless infrastructure for medical environments.