Eleazar Eskin Selected as 2019 ISCB Fellow
Eleazar Eskin, Professor of Computer Science and Human Genetics at UCLA, has been chosen with three other nominees to be honored as the newest Fellows of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). This is a prestigious recognition awarded to ISCB members who have “distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics” (ISCB Website). Fellows are by nomination only and then selected by current Fellows of ISCB. According to the ISCB press release, Eskin was chosen for his leading work in computational problems in human genetics and his development of advanced educational programs for computer scientists, biologists, and statisticians in computational biology.
Eskin was an organizer and core participant of IPAM’s 2011 fall long program, Mathematical and Computational Approaches in High-Throughput Genomics and a speaker in the 2018 workshop Algorithmic Challenges in Protecting Privacy for Biomedical Data. He is the PI and lead organizer of the Computational Genomics Summer Institute, which was an outcome of the IPAM long program, and chair of the new Computational Medicine department at UCLA.