IEEE Signal Processing Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Workshop on Bio-informatics and Bio-signal processing


Location: Williman Room, Benson Student Center, Santa Clara University

Date: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008

Time: 8:30am 5:00pm



Topics at a glance


(1) Molecular Biology Basics

Speaker: Dr. Craig Stephens, Santa Clara University

(2) Computational Methods in Bioinformatics

Speaker: Dr. Sami Khuri, San Jose State University


(3) Signal Processing Models and Algorithms for RNA Sequence Analysis

Speaker: Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

(4) Biostatisitcs: Statistical analysis of bio-data

Speaker: Dr. Ru-Fang Yeh, University of California San Francisco



Workshop Website


Workshop Flyer


Tentative Agenda

8:15 am - 8:45 am


8:45 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 10:30 am

Topic 1: Molecular Biology Basics

10:30 am - 10:40 am


10:40 am - 12:10 pm

Topic 2: Computational Methods in Bioinformatics

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Topic 3: Signal Processing Models and Algorithms for RNA Sequence Analysis

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm


2:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Topic 4: Biostatisitcs: Statistical analysis of bio-data

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Wrap-up panel discussion: Engineering Challenges and Business Opportunities



Detailed Workshop Program



Directions to Benson Student Center in Santa Clara University and Parking information

Directions, parking information and map to workshop location:


Santa Clara University campus

Benson Student Center





Before Aug 20

After Aug 20 or on-site

IEEE member



Non-IEEE member







Registration includes a copy of the workshop proceedings, lunch, breakfast and coffee.


Follow this link to register:




Contacting the Workshop

  • SPS SCV Chair: Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, email: tokunbo[at]ieee[dot]org
  • SPS SCV Program Coordinator: Yen-Kuang Chen, email: y[dot]k[dot]chen[at]ieee[dot]org
  • Chapter Website:






Disclaimer: The DNA double helix image (DNA_Overview.png) is reused from Wikimedia Commons under the GNU Free Documentation License. All other graphics on this workshop website are obtained from the Santa Clara University website (


Website revision history:

Aug 21, 2008

-          Registration page reflects post-early-bird reg fees.

Aug 10, 2008

-          Small editorials to program page.

Jun 24, 2008

-          Launch of workshop webpage

July 9, 2008

-          Registration link goes live

-          Updated parking information.

-          Provided link to workshop flyer.

July 17, 2008

-          Program details for our second talk, Computational Methods in Bioinformatics, provided now



Website last modified: Aug 21, 2008