Advisory Board (諮詢委員會)

Jeffrey J.P. Tsai (蔡進發)

Fellow of AAAS,  IEEE Fellow, Chair Professor, President Asia University, Taiwan


Jeffrey J. P. Tsai (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. He is currently the President and the Chair Professor of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering with Asia University, Taichung City, Taiwan. He was a Professor of computer science and the Director of the Distributed Real-Time Intelligent Systems Laboratory with the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA. He was also a Visiting Professor with Stanford University, a Visiting Scholar with the University of California at Berkeley, a Senior Research Fellow of IC2 with the University of Texas at Austin, and an Adjunct Professor with Tulane University. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 technical papers and 13 technical books. In addition, he has authored or coauthored two books which are essay collections (in Chinese). His research interests include artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, data science, intrusion detection, knowledge-based software engineering, formal modeling and verification, and distributed real-time systems. His research has been supported by U.S. NSF, DARPA, USAF Rome Laboratory, Department of Defense, Army Research Laboratory, Motorola, and Fujitsu. The technology on knowledge-based software engineering developed by him and his research team resulted the world-first complete transformation of an embedded software product in 1993 and is now used to produce communication software systems worldwide. He coauthored Knowledge-Based Software Development for Real-Time Distributed Systems (World Scientific, 1993), Distributed Real-Time Systems (Wiley, 1996), Compositional Verification of Concurrent and Real-Time Systems (Springer/Kluwer, 2002), Security Modeling and Analysis of Mobile Agent Systems (Imperial College Press, 2006), Intrusion Detection: A Machine Learning Approach (Imperial College Press, 2010), and coedited Monitoring and Debugging of Distributed Real-Time Systems (IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995), Machine Learning Applications in Software Engineering (WSP, 2005), Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (Springer, 2006), Machine Learning in Cyber Trust: Security, Privacy, Reliability (Springer, 2009), Methods with Applications in Bioinformatics Computational Analysis (Imperial College Press. 2017). He was the Conference Co-Chair of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, 2016 and the 1st IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Computing, 2017. He chaired the IEEE/CS Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing and served on the steering committee of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia from 2000 to 2003. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering from 1994 to 1999, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing from 2008 to 2012. He is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools. He has served on the IEEE Distinguished Speaker program, U.S. DARPA ISAT working group, and on the review panel for U.S. NSF and NIH. He received Engineering Foundation Research Award from the IEEE and the U.S. Engineering Foundation Society, a University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois Foundation, an IEEE Technical Achievement Award and an IEEE Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Computer Society, IETI Annual Scientific Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award and Outstanding Leadership Award from National Chiao Tung University and Top 10 Outstanding Presidents Award. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, a Fellow of the SDPS, and a Distinguished Fellow of IETI.

Arbee L.P. Chen (陳良弼)

Chair Professor, Vice President, Asia University, Taiwan


Arbee L.P. Chen received the PhD degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and is currently chair professor of computer science, dean of the College of Information and Electrical Engineering, and vice president at Asia University, Taiwan. He also holds a joint faculty position at National Tsing Hua University and Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He was a professor in the Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, a member of Technical Staff at Bell Communications Research, New Jersey, and a research scientist at Unisys, California. He organized the IEEE Data Engineering Conference and International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications in Taiwan, and continuously served in various capacities for international conferences and journals. He was invited to deliver a speech at the US NSF-sponsored Inaugural International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval, and also in the IEEE Shannon Lecture Series. His current research interests include big data analytics (on social media data, Wi-Fi data, and medical data), top-k queries, data mining, data stream processing and analysis, and multimedia information retrieval. He has published more than 200 papers in renowned international journals and conference proceedings, and was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University, Stanford University, King’s College London, Boston University, Harvard University, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Zon-Yin Shae (薛榮銀)

Chair Professor, CSIE Department, Asia University, Taiwan


Wen-Lian Hsu ( 許聞廉)

Chair Professor, Department of Information Engineering, Asia University, Taiwan


Wen-Lian Hsu received a B.S. from the Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University in 1973. He received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University in 1978 and 1980, respectively. From 1979 to 1980, he worked as a research associate in the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) at Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. In 1980, he joined Northwestern University as an assistant professor and was promoted to tenured associate professor in 1986. He joined the Institute of Information Science as a research fellow in 1989. Dr. Hsu’s earlier research while in Northwestern University is focused on graph algorithms. His main contribution is on perfect graphs and special classes of intersection graphs. Most of his publications appear in JACM and SIAM J. Computing. Recently, he invented the PC-tree data structure to design very efficient algorithms in planar graphs and intersection graphs. In the meantime, he has applied similar techniques to tackle computational problems in Biology such as error-tolerant algorithms in DNA sequence analysis. Right after joining the institute in 1989, he initiated the project “intelligent Chinese phonetic input system” (in cooperation with K. J, Chen), aiming at resolving a major bottleneck in the computerization of Chinese language — the input method. A software resulted from this project, 自然輸入法(GOING), achieved a hit ratio close to 96% and was selected as one of the ten best Chinese computer products of Taiwan in 1993. This software has been widely used in Taiwan and the number of downloads in PC Home web station is close to 600,000. Later, he moved into the research of Intelligent Agent on the Internet, and produced the Math. Problem Solving Agent in 1997, and a Chinese natural language Q & A system, @skbots, in 1999. He is currently working on DNA sequence analysis, Genome knowledge base and intelligent knowledge management systems.

Kuan-Tsae Huang (黃光彩)

Chair Professor, Department of Information Engineering, Asia University, Taiwan