Dr. Shinn-Ying Ho is a professor in the Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (from 2007), and the Vice dean of College of Biological Science and Technology (from 2007) at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His research interests include evolutionary algorithms, image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, and data mining. In recent years, the major research fields are bio-inspired optimization methodologies, bioinformatics, computational biology, bioimage informatics, neuroscience and neuroengineering, synthetic biology, and genetic engineering. Prof. Ho is the editorial board member and associate editor of several international peer-reviewed journals. He is the corresponding author of a highly cited paper (IEEE TEVC) and has produced more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals as corresponding author with h-index 18.