Dr. Phillip C.-Y. Sheu is currently a professor of EECS and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. and M. S. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1986 and 1982, respectively. From 1986 to 1988, he was an assistant professor at School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University. From 1989 to 1993, he was an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University.

He has published two books: (1) Intelligent Robotic Planning Systems and (2) Software Engineering and Environment—An Object-Oriented Perspective, and more than 100 papers in object relational data and knowledge engineering and their applications. His current research interests include semantic computing and complex biomedical systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Semantic Computing, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Semantic Computing, and a main author of the book Semantic Computing (eds. P. Sheu, H. Yu, C.V. Ramamoorthy, A. Joshi and L.A. Zadeh, IEEE and Wiley, 2010).