Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul (S’98–M’01) received the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the Chiang Mai University, Thailand (1993), the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering and Ph.D. degree in computer engineering and computer science, both from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1996, and 2000, respectively. After receiving her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Computational Intelligence Laboratory, University of Missouri-Columbia. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and an associate director of the Biomedical Engineering Institute, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Dr. Auephanwiriyakul is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System, and is an Editorial Board of the Neural Computing and
Applications, an Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computational & Neural Engineering, and an Editorial Board of the Engineering Journal, Chiang Mai. She was a Guest Editor of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics in 2004. She was a General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB 2016). She was a Technical Program Chair, Organizing Committee in several major conferences including the IEEE International, Conference Fuzzy Systems as well. She is also a chair of the IEEE Computational Society – Women in Computational Intelligence and a member of six important IEEE organizations, i.e., Fuzzy System Technical Committee, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee, Data Mining and Big Data Analytics, Distinguished Lecture Program, Webinars, and Student Activities – IEEE Computational Society. As a part of these committee members, she has to promote the research, development, education, and understanding of the technology, including the creation of the theory and models as well as their applications. She was a member of IEEE P1855 Workgroup for Fuzzy Markup Language Standardization as well.
As a role of administrator, Dr. Auephanwiriyakul has worked in promoting research in the Chiang Mai University as a director of Research Administration Center (2010 – 2012), a director of Biomedical Engineering Center (2007 – 2010) and a Computer Engineering Department Head (2013 – 2017). Now she is an associate director at the Biomedical Engineering Institute, Chiang Mai University (2017 – ). As a role of researcher, she has written many conference papers that have been published in several major conferences, e.g., the IEEE International Conference Fuzzy Systems and journal papers published in several major journals including IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. She wrote several textbooks in Thai including Digital Image Processing, as well.
Her research interests include fuzzy set theory, neural networks, medical image processing, linguistic algorithm, and computational Intelligence applications especially in biomedical engineering and robot navigation in uncertain environment.