Current Position: Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Education ：Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, USA
Specialties：Biological Sequence Analysis, Bioinformatics, Numerical Methods, Biological Databases, Applied Math
TEL：(03)211-8800 ext. 3368
Guang-Wu Chen got his masters degree in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. Although he was trained as a computer system engineer and conducted a computer modeling and simulation of complex vertical flow involving high-speed aerodynamics in his Ph.D. work, he became interested in biology and in 2001 switched to the field of bioinformatics. He was a research associate at the National Health Research Institutes in Taipei from 2001 to 2004, after he joined the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering of Chang Gung University as an assistant professor in 2004; he was subsequently promoted to an associate professor in 2009. He has collaborated actively with wet-lab virologists and epidemiologists in work with enterovirus-71 and influenza virus, two of the most important disease agents in Taiwan in recent years. His research interests include sequence analysis, data mining, database customization and value-adding, algorithm and software development, and mathematical modeling. In the past 5 years he has published 16 peer-reviewed papers covering various topics, including molecular typing and recombination identification of enterovirus, molecular epidemiology of influenza A and B viruses, and identification of amino acid signatures and transitions of influenza A viruses which involve host adaptation.