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Jean Gao

[Jean X Gao]

Professor
Last Updated: June 14, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
* Data Sciences, Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Pattern Discovery * Computational Biomedical Data Analysis and Bioinformatics * Macro/Micro Medical Image Processing * Computer Vision, Image Processing

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
* Data Mining * Machine Learning * Bioinformatics * Pattern Recognition * Data Analysis and Modeling * Discrete Structures

Biography

Biography

Dr. Jean X. Gao is currently a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, her MS and BS degrees both in Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Shanghai Medical University, respectively. Her research has been focusing on developing efficient algorithms to solve large scale data analysis problems in basic medicine and in clinical settings, while making theoretical and fundamental contributions to machine learning, data mining, statistical pattern recognition, and computer vision. Her research discoveries have been reported in over 180 peer-reviewed top journals and conference proceedings. She was the recipient of prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award, UTA College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, and Outstanding Young Faculty Award. Dr. Gao is currently the Computer Society Representative to the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Steering Committee. She was the Chair for 2017 EIC (Editor-in-Chief) Search Committee for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB). She has served as an Executive Committee Member and Secretary of IEEE CS Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences from 2010 to 2015. She has been the Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM TCBB, International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics since 2008, the PhD Forum Chair for 2014 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB). She has served the program co-chair for the 2017 and 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) conference, the program co-chair for IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI), and Bioinformatics Track chair for the 2011 Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC). She has served as Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience (2013), Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (2013), and Guest Editor for Elsevier Computers in Biology and Medicine (2014). In addition, she has served as technical committee members, track chairs, session chairs, publication chair, reviewers, and panelists for numerous journals, conferences, workshops, and funding agencies (NSF and NIH).

Education

Education

    • 2002 PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering
      Purdue University
    • 1996 BS in Biomedical Engineering
      Shanghai Medical University
    • 1903 MS in Biomedical Engineering
      Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Appointments

Appointments

    • July 2019 to Present Program Director
      National Science Foundation (Alexandria, VA, United States)
      Responsible for programs in computational biology, bioinformatics, (IIBR, CIBR) and cross-foundation multidisciplinary computational solicitations (CCRNS).
    • Sept 2014 to Present Full Professor
      College of Science and Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Aug 2007 to Present Faculty Member
      Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington , Joint Graduate Studies Committee (Arlington, TX, United States)
      University of Texas at Arlington/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • Sept 2009 to Aug 2014 Associate Professor
      Computer Science and Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Jan 2003 to Aug 2009 Assistant Professor
      Computer Science and Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2014 Best Paper Award sponsored by IEEE BIBE
    • Jan  2007 Outstanding Young Faculty Award sponsored by College of Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan  2007 Research Excellence Award sponsored by College of Engineering , University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan  2006 CAREER Award sponsored by National Science Foundation

Publications

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Ogenna Esimai, (Computer Science and Engineer)
      Multi-lable multi-class biomarker discovery
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      2. Azmat Mohammed Qureshi , (Computer Science and Engineer)
    • Present
      Doctoral Diagnostic Committee Member
      (Computer Science and Engineer)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Borzou Alipourfard, (Computer Science and Engineer)
      Causality discovery of large network in continuous domain
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Fariba Khoshghalbvash, (Computer Science and Engineer)
      heterogenous ntegrative ibiomedical data analysis
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Nhat Tran, (Computer Science and Engineer)
      large scale interactome genomics data analysis
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Ming Di, (Computer Science and Engineer)
    • Nov 2018
      Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Qichen Wang, (Computer Science and Engineer)
    • Dec 2016
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Ashis Biswas, (Computer Science and Engineer)
      Integrative Approaches For Large-Scale Biomedical Data Analysis

Courses

      • CSE 6399-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102610)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6399-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102610)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6399-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102610)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 5698-024 MASTER'S THESIS II
        (Course Id: 102571)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 5301-001 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6999-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102619)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 2315-001 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CSE 5301-001 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 5301-001 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 5301-002 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 4391-005 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
        (Course Id: 102488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CSE 5301-001 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 5698-024 MASTER'S THESIS II
        (Course Id: 102571)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CSE 5301-001 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CSE 5301-001 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BE 6397-022 RESEARCH IN BIOENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102121)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CSE 5301-001 DATA ANALYSIS & MODELING TECHS
        (Course Id: 102499)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 5311-003 DSGN & ANLY ALGORITHMS
        (Course Id: 102509)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6399-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102610)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • CSE 2315-003 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6999-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102619)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 5367-001 PATTERN RECOGNITION
        (Course Id: 102557)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6399-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102610)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102615)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 5698-024 MASTER'S THESIS II
        (Course Id: 102571)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • CSE 5370-001 BIOINFORMATICS
        (Course Id: 102559)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 5698-024 MASTER'S THESIS II
        (Course Id: 102571)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CSE 2315-002 DISCRETE STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102417)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 5398-024 MASTER'S THESIS I
        (Course Id: 102566)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • CSE 5367-001 PATTERN RECOGNITION
        (Course Id: 102557)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CSE 5370-001 BIOINFORMATICS
        (Course Id: 102559)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102618)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 5698-024 MASTER'S THESIS II
        (Course Id: 102571)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • CSE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102614)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • CSE 5398-024 MASTER'S THESIS I
        (Course Id: 102566)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CSE 5393-024 DIRECTED STUDY IN COMPUTER SCI
        (Course Id: 102562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CSE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102609)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      University Tenure and Promotion Committee
      This is a two-year term elected position. I am the sole representative for the College of Engineering. "The University P/T Committee shall consist of one tenured, full professor from each academic College or School in the university who are highly respected and are teaching and research active. "
    • June 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      College Tenure and Promotion
      Evaluate faculty who are going up for tenure or promotion from the entire college. Carry out annual evaluations for other non-decision tenure track year faculties (1st to 5th year).
    • June 2016 to  Present Committee Chair
      Department Tenure and Promotion
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      CSE Policy Advisory Committee
      Met weekly in the first several months. Discussed and setup research/teaching/service policies for the department; and also established procedures for promotion, mid-term review, and annual performance evaluation
    • Sept 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Grade Grievance Policy Committee
      handle student grade appeal by evaluating each case, check evidences, and make recommendations
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Chair
      College Tenure and Promotion Committe
    • Oct 2017 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      External Department Search Committee
      External member of the Search Committee for Civil Engineering Department.
    • Sept 2015 to  June 2017 Committee Member
      New SEIR Building Planning Committee
      (Held numerous meetings discussing the layout of the new building, special needs for different departments such as special power supply, server rooms, ventilation hood, display room, etc.)
    • Jan 2016 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      Dear Search Committee
      Search for the new Dean for the College of Engineering.

Service to the Profession

    • July 2018 to  Present
      Editor, Journal Editor
      IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Jan 2018 to  Present
      Board of Advisors
      IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB)
      Computer Science Representative in the Steering Committee, which decides the scope and direction of the journal.
    • Jan 2008 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics
    • July 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Program Officier (Washington DC,
      National Science Foundatiaon
      (1) Lead and in charge of the Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (Innovation: Bioinformatics, former IIBR, ABI) Informatics program: carried out solicitation NSF 21-502 drafting, revision, and publication; budget planning, allocation; proposal panel arrangement, review, and award process. Handling a budget of $14M in 2019-2020.

      (2) One of the two program officers in charge of NSF Infrastructure Capacity for Biological Research (Capacity: Cyberinfrastructure, former, ICB/CIBR (Infrastructure Capacity for Biology/Cyber Infrastructure for Biological Research).
      Worked on the new solicitation NSF 21-502 drafting, revision, and publication.

      (3) Program officer for CISE/CRCNS (Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience). Handled panel arrangement, proposal review, multi-agency decision making, and funds providing.

      (4) Working Group member on initiation of the new program NSF/MAC (Mid-Career Advancement) NSF 21-502 from inception to final publishing in October 2020.

      (5) Rep from NSF on Inter-agency Working Group on Biological Data Sharing (IWGBDS) with other federal agencies including DOE, NIH, DARPA, NIST, USDA, and NOAA. The working group meets every two weeks and aims to set up policies to standardize data sharing and to resolve challenges/issues for sustainable data sharing.
    • Apr 2019 to  Apr 2019
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal (Alexandria, VA, USA)
      National Science Foundation
    • Mar 2019 to  Mar 2019
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal (Alexandria, VA, USA)
      National Science Foundation
    • Sept 2018 to  Sept 2018
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation
    • Apr 2017 to  Nov 2017
      Program Chair
      IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM)
    • June 2017 to  June 2017
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation
    • Nov 2016 to  Nov 2016
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal
      National Science Foundation
    • Sept 2015 to  2015
      Guest Editor
      Elsevier Computers in Biology and Medicine
    • Jan 2010 to  Jan 2015
      Officer, Secretary
      IEEE CS Technical Committee on Bioinformatics
    • Jan 2014 to  2014
      Guest Editor
      BioMed Research International
    • Jan 2014 to  2014
      Guest Editor
      IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Bio-medicine
    • Sept 2014 to  Sept 2014
      PhD Forum Chair
      ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics
    • Jan 2013 to  2013
      Committee Chair
      IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics
    • Jan 2013 to  2013
      Guest Editor
      IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
    • Jan 2012 to  2012
      Committee Chair
      IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bio-medicine
    • Apr 2011 to  May 2011
      Bioinformatics Track Chair
      Southern Biomedical Engineering
    • Feb 2011 to  Feb 2011
      Publication Chair
      IEEE HISB (Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology)
    • Jan 2008 to  2008
      Conference Workshop Co-Chair
      IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bio-medicine
    • Nov 2007 to  Nov 2007
      Workshop Chair
      IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bio-medicine

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Feb 2018 to  Present
      Representative
      IEEE Computer Society
      Computer Society Representative to the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Steering Committee.
    • Past to  Nov 2016
      • Presentation and Panelist for “Meet the Professor” Panel
      College of Engineering Freshman Interest Group (FIG) program
      Met with a group about 150 freshmen sharing my experience from where the students are to where I am now, introducing my ongoing research, and offering advice on career decision and choices.
    • Past to  Feb 2016
      Session Chair
      Intel ISEF competition Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair (FWRSE)
      Evaluated project presentations from both high school and middle school divisions; identified the top three award winners to the judging committee.
    • Past to  Feb 2015
      Session Chair
      Intel ISEF competition Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair (FWRSE)
      Evaluated project presentations from both high school and middle school divisions; identified the top three award winners to the judging committee.
    • Past to  Nov 2014
      • Presentation and Panelist for “Meet the Professor” Panel
      College of Engineering Freshman Interest Group (FIG) program
      Met with a group about 150 freshmen sharing my experience from where the students are to where I am now, introducing my ongoing research, and offering advice on career decision and choices.