One of the sleeper stories in Texas biotechnology is the state’s strong community of leading electrical engineering professors. Back in December, BioNews Texas highlighted a story from UT Arlington about how the school had Four Researchers Named As National Academy of Inventors Fellows, which included Dr. Frank Lewis, an electrical engineering professor and a University Distinguished Scholar Professor. Now, another Texas-based electrical engineering professor and researcher has been honored nationally.
The honor comes to Dr. Erchin Serpedin, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, who will now serve as the new editor-in-chief of the journal EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, a leading, is an open access journal published by Springer in cooperation with the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).
The journal is regarded by those in the electrical engineering as an important academic publication with an editorial focus on publishing articles and essays “related to signal processing and computational statistics techniques and algorithms with applications in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, proteomics and systems biology, according to a recent press release. Dr. Serpedin will officially assume the role of editor-in-chief effective March 1st.
Dr. Serpedin is well established as a leading voice of electrical engineering research, having remained a faculty member in the school’s department since 1999, and it is currently an IEEE Fellow. In addition, he has also authored three widely read books, as well as nine book chapters, over 100 journal papers, and 170 conference papers.
Serpedin also brings editing skills to his new role at EURASIP. Previously, he has worked as associate editor for IEEE-related journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and IEEE Communications Letters, as well as Signal Processing (Elsevier), EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Physical Communications (Elsevier), EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (Springer) and EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.
As a researcher, Dr. Serpedin’s research focuses include applications of signal processing and computational statistics techniques in bioinformatics, systems biology and wireless communications.