About IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Contact Information

Aidong Zhang, PhD, IEEE Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Sun Kim
Seoul National University

TCBB Transactions Coordinator
IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA
PHONE: +1.714.821.8380
FAX: +1.714.761.1784

TCBB Steering Committee

IEEE Computer Society

Alfredo Benso
Politecnico di Torino

Carolyn McGregor
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Jean Gao
University of Texas at Arlington

Association for Computing Machinery

Amarda Shehu
George Mason University

Cathy H. Wu
University of Delaware

IEEE Control Systems Society

Thomas Parisini
Imperial College London

Scope of TCBB

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics emphasizes the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in bioinformatics and computational biology; the development and testing of effective computer programs in bioinformatics; the development of biological databases; and important biological results that are obtained from the use of these methods, programs and databases; the emerging field of Systems Biology, where many forms of data are used to create a computer-based model of a complex biological system.

The publication represents a mixture of three research modalities: a) fundamental methodological, algorithmic, mathematical and statistical research directly motivated by biological issues; b) papers focusing on experimental and implementation issues; and c) papers on serious application of methods and programs that lead to discoveries of biological significance. Increasingly, papers contain elements of all three modalities. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, sequence analysis, comparison and alignment methods; motif, gene and signal recognition; molecular evolution; phylogenetics and phylogenomics; determination or prediction of the structure of RNA and Protein in two and three dimensions; DNA twisting and folding; gene expression and gene regulatory networks; deduction of metabolic pathways; micro-array design and analysis; proteomics; functional genomics; molecular docking and drug design; computational problems in genetics such as linkage and QTL analysis, linkage disequilibrium analysis in populations, and haplotype determination; systems biology.

Additional Information

While the orientation of the transactions is on computational issues, at the same time, the journal must insist that the papers have a genuine connection to biology and not just concern computational problems that are "motivated" by biology. As the field matures, it is expected that a large percentage of the papers in the journal will validate new methods and ideas with real or realistically simulated data. It will be common for papers to be the product of joint research by computationally oriented researchers together with biologists.

Read the Inaugural EIC's Introduction to IEEE/ACM Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (PDF)

Editorial Board


Aidong Zhang - University of Virginia

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Sun Kim - Seoul National University

Associate Editors

Srinivas Aluru - Georgia Tech

Tatsuya Akutsu - Kyoto University

Daniel Ashlock - University of Guelph

Rolf Backofen - University of Freiburg

Pierre Baldi - University of California, Irvine

Bonnie Berger - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dan Brown - University of Waterloo

Mario Cannataro - University of Catanzaro, Italy

Luonan Chen - Shanghai University

Jianlin Cheng - University of Missouri

Lenore Cowen - Tufts University

Hidde De Jong - INRIA

Diego di Bernardo - Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine

Sandrine Dudoit - University of California, Berkeley

Jean X. Gao - The University of Texas at Arlington

Pietro Guzzi - University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Italy

Nurit Haspel - University of Massachusetts Boston

Jing He - Old Dominion University

De-Shuang Huang - Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Xiuzhen Huang - Arkansas State University

Charlie Hodgman - University of Nottingham

Dirk Husmeier - University of Glasgow

Tamer Kahveci - University of Florida

Ananth Kalyanaraman - Washington State University

Lydia Kavraki - Rice University

John Kececioglu - University of Arizona

Mehmet Koyuturk - Case Western Reserve University

Jing Li - CASE Western Reserve University

Lang Li - Ohio State University

Li Liao - University of Delaware

Jun Liu - Harvard University

Tianming Liu - University of Georgia

Michael Lutz - Duke University

Elena Marchiori - Radboud University

Sergei Maslov - Illinois University

Paul Medvedev - Pennsylvania State University

Tijana Milenkovic - University of Notre Dame

Sushmita Mitra - Indian Statistical Institute

Satoru Miyano - University of Tokyo

Vincent Moulton - University of East Anglia

Ginseppe Nicosia - University of Catania, Italy

William Stafford Noble - University of Washington

Yi Pan - Georgia State University

Laxmi Parida - IBM

Mihai Pop - University of Maryland

Sanguthevar Rajasekaran - University of Connecticut

Sanjay Ranka - University of Florida

Russell Schwartz - Carnegie Mellon University

Amarda Shehu - George Mason University

Jens Stoye - Universität Bielefeld

Yanni Sun - Michigan State

Haixu Tang - Indiana University

Esko Ukkonen - University of Helsinki

Jean-Philippe Vert - Mines ParisTech

Lusheng Wang - City University of Hong Kong

Wei Wang - University of California, Los Angeles

Yu-Ping Wang - Tulane University

Limsoon Wong - National University of Singapore

Fangxiang Wu - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Cathy Wu - University of Delaware

Yufeng Wu - University of Connecticut

Yang Zhang - University of Michigan

Ralf Zimmer - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München