Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Bioinformatics Research and Applications
Pages: pp. 513-514
About the Authors
Yi Pan received the BEng and MEng degrees in computer engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. He is the chair and a professor in the Department of Computer Science and a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, optical networks, wireless networks, and bioinformatics. Dr. Pan has published more than 100 journal papers with more than 30 papers published in various IEEE journals. In addition, he has published more than 100 papers in refereed conferences (including IPDPS, ICPP, ICDCS, INFOCOM, and GLOBECOM). He has also coedited more than 30 books (including proceedings) and contributed several book chapters. His pioneer work on computing using reconfigurable optical buses has inspired extensive subsequent work by many researchers and his research results have been cited by more than 100 researchers worldwide in books, theses, journal and conference papers. He is a co-inventor of three US patents (pending) and five provisional patents and has received many awards from agencies such as the NSF, AFOSR, JSPS, IISF, and Mellon Foundation. His recent research has been supported by the NSF, NIH, NSFC, AFOSR, AFRL, JSPS, IISF, and the states of Georgia and Ohio. He has served as a reviewer/panelist for many research foundations/agencies such as the US National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Australian Research Council, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Dr. Pan has served as an editor-in-chief or editorial board member for 15 journals including five IEEE transactions and a guest editor for 10 journals, including the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience. He has organized several international conferences and workshops and has also served as a program committee member for several major international conferences, such as INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, ICC, IPDPS, and ICPP. Dr. Pan has delivered more than 10 keynote speeches at many international conferences. He was an IEEE Distinguished Speaker (2000-2002), a Yamacraw Distinguished Speaker (2002), a Shell Oil Colloquium Speaker (2002), and a senior member of the IEEE. He is listed in Men of Achievement, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Computational Science and Engineering, and Who's Who of Asian Americans.