Issue No. 02 - April-June (2009 vol. 6)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TCBB.2009.44
The IEEE has a tradition of turning over the editorial boards on its journals more frequently than other journals do. This allows additional members of the community to serve. Furthermore, as TCBB continues to grow, with some areas witnessing an often important increase in their number of submissions, we need to strengthen expertise in those areas. This will allow us to minimize the burden put on volunteers who serve generously on IEEE journals. I am therefore happy to welcome the addition of Professor Daniel Ashlock from the University of Guelph, Canada, Professor Luonan Chen from Osaka Sangyo University, Japan, and Professor Kay Wiese from Simon Fraser University, Canada, to the editorial board. I am very much looking forward to working with them alongside the remaining Associate Editors in the coming years.
Daniel Ashlock is a professor of mathematics at the University of Guelph, Canada. He has degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of Kansas and a doctorate in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Ashlock was on the faculty of Iowa State University from 1990-2004 serving as the chair of their Complex Adaptive Systems program and a founding member of the Bioinformatics program. He moved to the University of Guelph in 2004 as the Bioinformatics Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He is currently involved in the launch of Guelph’s new Bioinformatics program and is an active researcher in bioinformatics, as well as the theory and practice of evolutionary computation.
Luonan Chen is a professor of electrical engineering and electronics at Osaka Sangyo University, Japan, and is also the founding director of the Institute of Systems Biology at Shanghai University, China. He received the PhD degree in electrical and communication engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1991, and joined the faculty of Osaka Sangyo University, Japan, in 1997. Prior to 2000, his research interests were nonlinear dynamics and systems engineering. Since 2001, his main research has focused on systems biology and computational biology, in particular, dynamics and networks of biological systems at the molecular level. Currently, he chairs the Technical Committee on Systems Biology at the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and serves as an editor or editorial board member for several journals in the area of computational biology and systems biology.
Kay C. Wiese is an associate professor of computational biology and the director of the Lab for Bioinformatics Research in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His current research interests are in computational intelligence and bioinformatics, particularly algorithms for RNA secondary structure prediction, RNA analysis, RNA gene finding, and RNA visualization. He has served on the program committees of more than 30 international conferences, including IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and other IEEE and non-IEEE conferences. In addition, he has served on the organizing committees of several conferences, most notably as general chair of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Conference in 2004 and as a program chair of the 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Wiese is currently serving on the editorial boards of two other international journals and on the steering committees of four IEEE/ACM Transactions including the IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience and the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He has also served on the EIC search committee for three of those journals. Dr. Wiese served as chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee from 2006-2007 and he currently serves as the Vice President for Technical Activities for IEEE Computational Intelligence Society overseeing the technical activities of 12 technical committees and more than 60 task forces. He is a senior member of the IEEE and is looking forward to serving on the editorial board of TCBB.
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