Forrest Sheng Bao 鮑盛, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science
Iowa State University, USA
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-- last updated July 17, 2017

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Applied Machine Learning
  • Signal Processing: (Medical) Image and Signal Processing with Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Augmented Reality
  • Miscellaneous: Wireless/Computer Networking, Bioinformatics

Research Support

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), Award ID 1616216, Collaborative Research: Productivity Prediction of Microbial Cell Factories using Machine Learning and Knowledge Engineering, PI, 50% of total $470,000 budget, 2016-2019.
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Opportunity No. 15-C-TTHP-100PM71515, Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance, a multi-institution multi-PI center of $5M minimum budget 2016-2021 and possible additional funding for another 5 years. PI in 2 projects to date ($90k to date, all projects have potential continuing funding throughout the period of the Center): 
    • Curriculum Architecture Gap Analysis (initial annual support $45,000), a project using Natural Language Processing to analyze the redundancy and inconsistency between training documents;
    • Technical Training Knowledge Architecture (initial semi-annual support $35,000)

Selected Publications

Journal papers

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Selected Services

  • Junior Associate Editor: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 2012 -- 2016
  • Session Chair: AI in Medicine, 20th IEEE Int’l Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI’08)
  • Program/Technical Committee member: 23rd Int’l Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2013), IEEE 27th-29th Int'l Symposium on Computer-Based Medical System (CBMS 2014, CBMS 2015, CBMS 2016), 30th-31st AAAI Conf. on AI (AAAI-16, AAAI-17, AAAI-18), IEEE GLOBECOM 2016-2017
  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing (John Wiley & Sons), Neural Processing Letters, Computational Intelligence, Brain Connectivity, Journal of Neuroscience Methods
  • Conference Reviewer: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2007, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 2008, IEEE 35th Int’l Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2010, Human Brain Mapping (HBM) 2011, 25th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11), Human Brain Mapping (HBM) 2013

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Selected Patents

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