Kaizhong Zhang received the M.S. degree in mathematics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1981, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, USA, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include bioinformatics, algorithms, image processing and databases.