Ulisses Braga-Neto was born in Recife, Brazil, in 1971. He has received several degrees in electrical engineering and applied mathematics. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Md, USA in 2002. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tx, USA, from 2002 to 2004. He was with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), in Recife, Brazil, from 2004 to 2006. Since January 2007, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M University, College Station, Tx, USA. Professor Braga-Neto was elected the 7th President of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS), for the 2010-2011 term. He has served as guest editor and lead guest editor of special issues in his area of expertise at several international journals and was recently invited to the Editorial Board of the new journal ISRN Biomathematics. His current research interests include the theory of small-sample classification, prediction, and error estimation, with applications in genomics and proteomics. Professor Braga-Neto received in 2009 a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his research on small-sample error estimation.
Biography Updated on 14 July 2011