Jason Wang received a PhD in computer science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He is a professor of computer science and bioinformatics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interest has focused on the interplay between data mining and bioinformatics, centering around two questions: (1) given a bioinformatics problem, what data mining algorithms are best to solve the problem; and (2) given a new data mining algorithm, what bioinformatics problems are available that the data mining algorithm can be applied to. Dr. Wang has published over 150 papers, 5 books, has been a program committee member of over 100 conferences, and is on the editorial board of 15 journals as well as the editor-in-chief of the World Scientific book series on science, engineering and biology informatics. He is currently the principal investigator of an NSF-funded project on RNA Genomics.