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Current Research and Interests

  • Knowledge and pattern analysis algorithms
  • Bioinformatics: sequence-structure-function relationships, microarray analysis, genome informatics, proteomics
  • Image and spatial reasoning
  • Image and biological database mining

Graduate Students and Research Associate

  • Moshe Gadish,  Ph.D.. student, Computing & Information Science
  • Thomas Lui, Ph.D. student, Computing & Information Science
  • Kirk Durston, Ph.D. student, Biophysics
  • W. Abdelsalam, Ph.D. student, Computing and Information Science, (co-supervised with Dr. S.C. Chau)
  • J. Paul, M.Sc. student, Computing and Information Science
  • D. Man, M.Sc. student, Computing and Information Science
  • W.W.M. Lam, Ph.D. student, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (co-supervised with Dr. K.C.C. Chan)

Examples of Recent M.Sc. and Ph.D. Graduates

  • David Bockus, M.Sc.,Senior Demonstrator, Dept. Computer Science, Brock University
  • David Gadish, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles
  • David Brooks, M.Sc., Director of Product Development, Pattern Discovery Software Systems (PDS) Ltd.
  • Frank Kavanaugh, M.Sc., Project Leader, Spicer Corp.
  • Mike Y. W. Leung, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo), VP of Technology Consulting, DeliriumCyberTouch (H.K.) Ltd. in Hong Kong
  • Bogdan J. Buczynski, M.Sc.,
  • John Collins, M.Sc., Software Architect, Siemens Health Services, U.S.A.
  • Mabel Chu, M.Sc., J.D. Edwards, Canada
  • Thomas Lui, M.Sc., Clinical Genome Center, Toronto


  • Dr. Lin Gao, Xidian University, P.R. China
  • Prof. Andrew Wong, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Prof. Keith Chan, Dept. Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Prof. Cecil W. Forsberg, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Changha Hwang, Information and Computer Science, Dankook University, Korea
  • Prof. J. Trevors, Dept. Environmental Biology, U. of Guelph
  • Prof. Germano Resconi, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Catholic University, Italy

Potential Jobs for Graduates

Graduates have worked in high technology companies locally and worldwide. Example companies are Teranet, Siemens, ISG Technologies, Inc., Microsoft Canada, Manulife Financial, PDS Ltd.  or consulting firms in the region. Their areas of work are in bioinformatics, pattern recognition, image analysis, biomedical applications, geographical information system, internet and database management.