Distinguished Professor Dr. Bir Bhanu has been appointed the inaugural Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Presidential Endowed Chair, a distinction of high honor within the UC system and affords mutual benefits to the university and the chair holder.
Dr. Bhanu is the first founding faculty member of the Bourns College of Engineering and is the Founding Chair of Electrical Engineering at UC Riverside. For the past 25 years, Dr. Bhanu has contributed to the overall success of the College by serving in roles such as a Cooperative Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering departments, and Interim Chair of the Department of Bioengineering.
“With this new position, I will have the opportunity to further expand the research our college is performing and to show the university community that UCR engineering is a powerhouse of ingenuity and innovation,” said Dr. Bhanu.
Video bioinformatics, which enables the intelligent analysis of live imaging data at varying spatial and temporal resolutions, provides an understanding of the dynamic and continuous nature of biological processes. It promises to be an important research tool to address challenges in many areas of life and computational sciences.
The first book to review this emerging interdisciplinary field was published in December by Springer. Titled ‘Video Bioinformatics: From Live Imaging to Knowledge,’ the book was edited by Bir Bhanu, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Riverside, and Prue Talbot, professor of cell biology and director of the Stem Cell Center and Core at UCR. The book integrates expertise from the life sciences, computer science and engineering to enable breakthrough capabilities in understanding and quantifying continuous life processes. Most of the chapters reference a video that can be viewed on YouTube.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Bir Bhanu, Ph.D., Interim Chair Bioengineering, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director Center for Research in Intelligent Systems, Cooperative Professor Computer Science and Engineering & Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bourns College of Engineering, University of California, Riverside, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Bhanu was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions to video bioinformatics and biological/medical image analysis.