Vasant Honavar Appointed to Board of Directors of ACM SIG on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

May 6, 2011

Dr. Vasant Honavar, Professor of Computer Science and Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, has been appointed to the board of directors for the ACM SIG on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

The ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics (SIGBioinformatics) was instituted in 2010 with the aim of focusing on research on bioinformatics data management topics, roughly covered by the so-called biological and biomedical data, knowledge, and information management. The focus of SIGBioinformatics is to bridge computer science, mathematics, and statistics, with biology and biomedicine, sharing research interests in the management of data related to life sciences. The mission of ACM SIGBioinformatics is to support advanced research, training, and outreach in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics by stimulating interactions among researchers, educators and practitioners from related multi-disciplinary felds.