Rudiyanto Gunawan


Rudiyanto Gunawan.

Rudiyanto Gunawan


Rudiyanto Gunawan


Research Topics

Expertise: systems biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematical modeling, systems analysis, design of experiments, network inference, process optimization. Applications: biopharmaceutical manufacturing, drug discovery & repurposing, systems pharmacology, monoclonal antibody, protein glycosylation, biogerontology, mitochondrial DNA, programmed cell death, circadian rhythms, stem cell differentiation

Biography Teaching Research Latest News

Dr. Rudiyanto Gunawan is an internationally recognized expert in computational systems biology and bioinformatics. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003.  After a postdoctoral appointment at the University of California Santa Barbara (2003-2006), he has been leading the Chemical and Biological Systems Engineering Laboratory (CABSEL); formerly at the National University of Singapore (2006-2011) and currently at ETH Zurich (2011-2018). Dr. Gunawan is joining University at Buffalo as an Associate Professor in August 2018. His research revolves around the creation of sophisticated computational methods for the extraction of mechanistic and actionable insights from biological data. Current research projects in his laboratory focus on network-based analysis of cellular and bioprocess data with specific applications in therapeutic monoclonal antibody biomanufacturing, stem cell differentiation, and human aging. Dr. Gunawan is a recipient of best paper awards from the Journal of Process Control and Computers and Chemical Engineering Journal in 2008.


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1998

Academic Appointments

  • 2014- Group Leader, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • 2011- Assistant Professor, ETH Zurich
  • 2006-2011 Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
  • 2008-2010 Singapore-MIT Alliance Fellow, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • 2007-2008 Singapore-MIT Alliance Visiting Professor
  • 2003-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara
  • 1998-2003 Research Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2000 Lecturer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 1999-2000 Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Professional Activities and Services


  • Scientific Committee, International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) 2018, Lyon, France.
  • International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) TC 6.1 Working Group Chair for Systems Biology, August 2017 -present.
  • Organizing Committee, Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering (FOSBE), Chicago, USA, 2018.
  • Organizing Committee, 15th International Conference on Molecular Systems Biology, Munich, Germany, 2017.
  • Area chair International Programming Committee, Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering (FOSBE), Magdeburg, Germany, 2016.
  • Scoring review panel, sbvImprover Systems Toxicology Challenge, Philip-Morris International, starting May 2015.
  • Scoring review panel, sbvImprover Species Translational Challenge, Philip-Morris International, March-December 2013.
  • Organizing Committee, International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM), Singapore, July 2012
  • Organizing Committee, 5th International Symposium on Design, Operation and Control of Chemical Processes, Singapore, July 2010
  • Programming Committee, 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BSB), Chongqing, China, July 2010
  • Programming Committee, International Conference on Molecular Systems Biology (ICMSB), UP Diliman, Philippines, February 2008.

Editorial Board Memberships:

  • Member of Editorial Board: Processes, ScienceMatters
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2014-2017)

Professional Societies:

  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Member, Institute Society for Computational Biology
  • Member, Society for Biological Engineering
  • Member, IEEE