The Computer Science department would like to congratulate professor Elezar Eskin on the prestigious honor of being named one of four 2019 ISCB Fellows. The ISCB Fellows program was created to honor members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.
Computer Science and Human Genetics Professor Eleazar Eskin is a leading computer scientist working in computational problems in human genetics, especially in terms of human disease. He has developed advanced educational programs for computer scientists, biologists, and statisticians, in computational biology, especially through his leadership activities at the NSF Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA and his work as part of the new UCLA Bioinformatics Ph.D. Program.
More about the honor
During the 2009 inaugural year of the program, the ISCB Board of Directors unanimously conferred Fellows status on the seven winners-to-date of the ISCB Accomplishment by a Senior Scientist Award. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the program. Each year since 2010, ISCB has sought Fellows nominations from the organization’s members, with eligibility restrictions based on selection criteria focused most heavily on the significance of scientific contributions, and service to the field of computational biology and to ISCB.