P.P. Vaidyanathan

Professor of Electrical Enginering, Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
The theory and methods of signal processing are becoming increasingly important in molecular biology.This talk includes a brief review of molecula biology, followed by a review of the applications of signal processing theory. Also presented is the relatively new topic of noncoding genes, and the associated problem of identifying ncRNA buried in DNA sequences.

Prof. P. P. Vaidyanathan is Professor and Executive Officer of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests are in signal and information processing. His recent work includes research on genomic signal processing and applications of signal processing theory in communications. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, recepient of the F. E. Terman award from the American Society of Engineering Education, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal, and the Technical Achievement Awardof the IEEE signal processing society.

T.Byung-Jun Yoon and P. P. Vaidyanathan,``HMM with auxiliary memory: a new tool for modeling RNA secondary structures'', Proc. International Workshop on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Singapore, Dec. 2004..

P. P. Vaidyanathan, ``Genomics and proteomics: a signal processor's tour'', IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, Jan. 2005.

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