Prof. Jay A. Farrell
University of California, Riverside, USAHome Page
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Biography : Jay A. Farrell earned B.S. degrees in physics and electrical engineering from Iowa State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. At Charles Stark Draper Lab (1989-1994), he received the Engineering Vice President's Best Technical Publication Award in 1990, and Recognition Awards for Outstanding Performance and Achievement in 1991 and 1993. He is a Professor and two time Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He has served the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) as Finance Chair for three IEEE CDC`s (`95, `01, and `03), on the Board of Governors for two terms (`03-`06, `12-`14), as Vice President Finance and Vice President of Technical Activities, as CSS General Vice Chair of IEEE CDC-ECC 2011, as General Chair of IEEE CDC 2012, and as President in 2014. He was named a GNSS Leader to Watch for 2009-2010 by GPS World Magazine in May 2009 and a winner of the Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge by the U.S. Department of Transportation`s (DOT`s) Research and Innovative Technology Administration in July 2011. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of AAAS, a Distinguished Member of IEEE CSS, and author of over 200 technical publications. He is author of the book "Aided Navigation: GPS with High Rate Sensors" (McGraw-Hill 2008). He is also co-author of the books "The Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation" (McGraw-Hill, 1998) and "Adaptive Approximation Based Control: Unifying Neural, Fuzzy and Traditional Adaptive Approximation Approaches" (John Wiley 2006).
Prof. Kwang-Hyun Cho
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), KoreaHome Page
Title : Systems biology - Analysis and control of complex biological networks for human and biological system interaction
Abstract : Systems biology explores the hidden evolutionary principle underlying the emergent property of living systems by combining biological experiments, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, and systems analysis. Such an emergent property occurs when multiple components interact with each other in a nonlinear way. Cells have evolved a complicated signaling network to recognize external signals and elicit appropriate responses for survival. We found that there are intriguing circuits embedded in such a signaling network that were evolutionarily developed for critical cellular functions and result in some intriguing emergent properties. In particular, we found that feedforward and feedback loops are essential in such circuits and that cellular dysfunctions related to complex human disease such as cancer can be caused by malfunctioning of these circuits. In this talk, I will introduce some case studies ranging from a small-scale signaling circuit to a large and complex molecular interactionnetwork to discuss how the emergent properties of cellular functions can be induced by complicated interaction of multiple molecules and how we can control the cellular functions by perturbing some targeted molecules in the network, which leads to precision medicine that provides a useful framework for human and biological system interaction.
Biography : Kwang-Hyun Cho received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He was an Associate Professor at the College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea until 2007 and is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at KAIST as well as a director of the Laboratory for Systems Biology and Bio-Inspired Engineering (http://sbie.kaist.ac.kr). He was the recipient of the IEEE/IEEK Joint Award for Young IT Engineer, National Young Scientist Award from the President of Korea, Walton Fellow Award from Science Foundation of Ireland, and Distinguished International Scholar Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been working on systems biology with biomedical applications, network control, and bio-inspired engineering. His innovative contribution to systems biology and bio-inspired engineering research by combining an engineering approach with biochemical experimentation has led to over 160 high-profile international journal publications. He was an Editor-in- Chief of Encyclopedia of Systems Biology (Springer, New York) and is currently the Editor-in- Chief of IET Systems Biology (IET, London, U.K.).