The International Society for Computational Biology has selected Chancellor’s Professor Pierre Baldi as an ISCB Fellow. The ISCB Fellows program honors members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. The 2013 fellows were recognized at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference, held July 21-23 in Berlin.
Baldi, who directs the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics at UC Irvine, also is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
His research focuses on understanding biological and artificial intelligence, through the development of machine learning and data mining approaches to study fundamental problems in chemo- and bio-informatics, systems biology, and computational neuroscience. His group has developed databases and software applications for use in numerous biology and chemistry settings, including comparing genomes, predicting protein properties, understanding gene regulation, and screening and designing new drugs.