Professor Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen

BInfTech (Hons 1st), PhD (Computer Science) UQ, GradCertEd (HigherEd) QUT, SIEEE, MACM


Professor and Chair

Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering

La Trobe University

Melbourne Bundoora, Victoria 3086,Australia,

Office: Melbourne Campus

Building/Room: Beth Gleason/BG239

Phone: +61-3-9479 6768; Fax: +61 3 9479 3060; Email:


Professor Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen is Professor and Chair at the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. 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. Before she joined La Trobe, Phoebe was Associate Professor (Reader) in Deakin University from Dec 2003 to April 2010. She worked as a 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 15 years.  She is currently working on knowledge discovery technologies and is especially interested in their application to genomics and biomedical science. Her research focus is to find effective solutions for integrating, visualizing, 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, pattern recognition, health informatics, multimedia, and databases. She has published over 200 research papers, many of them appeared in top journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Pattern Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Molecular Systems Biology, Aging Cell, Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Medical Genetics, RNA, BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, Current Drug Metabolism, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, SIGMOD, and ACM Transactions. She is steering committee chair of Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (founder) and International conference on Multimedia Modelling. She has been on the program committees of over 100 international conferences, including top ranking conferences such as ICDE, ICPR, ISMB, CIKM etc. Phoebe is a senior member of IEEE, member of ACM. More.....


Some Recent Selected Journal Publications: (more publications by year)

      Bioinformatics / Computational Biology / System Biology / Biomedical Science

Multimedia / Information Systems / Databases / Data Mining / Intelligent System / Simulation and Scientific Visualization

Recent ARC Grants (more grants and research projects)
  • [ARC Discovery Project $270K] Advanced analytics utilising conjoint mining of data and content with applications in business, bio-medicine and electrical power systems, 2013-2015.

  • [ARC Centre of Excellence $3.3M] ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics (ACB), 2008-2010.

  • [ARC Centre of Excellence $3.96M] ARC Centre for Bioinformatics (ACB), 2003-2007.

  • [ARC Discovery Project $150K] Exploiting DB Technologies for the Visualization and Analysis of Measured and Simulated Plant Structures in Bioinformatics, 2005-2007.

  • [ARC Discovery Project $334K] Integrating Database Technologies and Visual Analysis in Bioinformatics for Genome Data, 2003-2005.

  • [ARC Linkage Project $28.5K] Design and Development of a Web-based Intelligent Multimedia Mining System, 2004-2007.

  • [ARC Linkage-International $69K] Development of Knowledge Discovery for High Dimensional Biomedical Data, 2005-2007.

  • [ARC LIEF $285K] A Haptically enabled Universal Motion Simulator Research Facility, 2008.

  • [ARC LIEF $430K] Micro/nano optomechatronics sensing, measurement, and control research, 2007.

  • [ARC LIEF $400K] Computational Infrastructure for High-Throughput Genome Bioinformatics, 2003.

Some Professional Activities: (more conferences and others)
  • [EB] Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Current Bioinformatics (CBIO)
  • [AE] Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (T-MM)
  • [AE] Associate Editor for the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT)
  • [AE] Associate Editor for the International Journal of Intelligent Computing in Medical Sciences and Image Processing (IC-MED
  • [SC-Chair] STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIR (FOUNDER) of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, (2003 - ....),  coming: The Fourteenth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC2016), San Francisco, USA, 11-13 January, 2016.
  • [SC-Chair] STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIR of the International Multimedia Modelling Conference, (2003 - .....), coming: The 22th International Conference on Multimedia Modelling (MMM2016), Miami, USA, January 4-6, 2016.
  • [Conference Co-Chair] Third International Workshop on Conceptual Modelling for Life Sciences Applications (CMLSA2010), November 1-4, 2010 Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • [Conference Chair] The Bioinformatics Australia 2009 (BA2009), Melbourne, Australia, 29-30 Oct. 2009.
  • [Area Chair] ACM Multimedia conference (ACM MM2015), Brisbane, Australia, 26-30 Oct 2015.
  • [PC Member] The Eleventh Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2013), Vancouver, BC, Canada 21-23 January 2013.
  • [PC Member] the 17th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2013), Beijing, China, April 7-10, 2013.
  • [PC Member] The 17th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD2013), 14-17 April 2013, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • [PC Member] The 13th SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2013), May 02-04, 2013, Austin, TX, USA.
  • [PC Member] The 20th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB2012), 15-17 July, Long Beach, California.
  • [PC Member] The 23rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA2012), 3-7 September, Vienna, Austria.
  • [PC Member] The 16th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD2012), May 29- 1 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • [PC Member] The 12th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI2012), 3-7 September, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • [PC Member] 2012 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME2012), 1-4 July, Kobe, Japan.
  • [PC Member] The 8th International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA2012), 15-18 December, Nangjing, China.
  • [PC Member] The 24th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE2008), Cancun, Mexico, April 7-12, 2008
  • [PC Member] The 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2008), Tampa, Florida, USA, December 8-11, 2008
  • [PC Member] The 12th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2003), November 3-8 2003, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • [PC Member] The 11th International conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB2003), Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2003, Brisbane Australia
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