Eleazar Eskin, professor of computer science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been named one of four 2019 fellows by the International Society for Computational Biology. The fellows program was created to honor members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.
Eskin, who is also a professor of human genetics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, works on computational problems in human genetics, especially human diseases. He has developed advanced educational programs for computer scientists, biologists and statisticians in computational biology. He has been involved in leadership activities at the National Science Foundation’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA and as part of the new UCLA bioinformatics doctoral program.
In 2009, the International Society for Computational Biology board of directors began the fellows program by naming the winners of its accomplishment by a senior scientist award as the first fellows. The program is now in its 10th year. Each year since 2010, the society 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 the organization.