Faculty Biography

Byung-Jun Yoon, PhD

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Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dwight Look College of Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA


Short Biography

Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon received the B.S.E. (summa cum laude) degree from the Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea, in 1998, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 2002 and 2007, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. In 2008, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor. During October 2014-August 2016, Dr. Yoon was on a leave of absence from Texas A&M and worked at the Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, as one of the founding faculty members in the College of Science and Engineering. His recent honors include the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Best Paper Award at the 9th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC), the Best Paper Award at the 12th Annual MCBIOS Conference, and the SLATE Teaching Excellence Award from the Texas A&M University System. Dr. Yoon’s main research interests include bioinformatics, computational network biology, machine learning, and signal processing.


Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Network Biology
  • Machine learning, Pattern Recognition, Probabilistic Graphical Models
  • Signal Processing, Image Processing

Education


Experience

  • 2014 – present: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
  • 2014 Oct – 2016 Aug: Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Education City, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2008 – 2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
  • 2006 – 2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  • 2004 – 2006: Summer Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA.
  • 1998 – 2001: Software Developer, Junghwa Systems / SecureSoft, Seoul, Korea.

 Honors & Awards

  • 2015: Best Paper Award, 12th Annual MCBIOS Conference.
  • 2012: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.
  • 2011: Best Paper Award, 9th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC).
  • 2009: Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence (SLATE), Texas A&M University System, College Station, TX, USA.
  • 2004: Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA.
  • 2003: Best Paper Award (2nd place), 37th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.
  • 2001: Killgore Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.
  • 2001: Doctoral Scholarship, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS), Seoul, Korea.

Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member

Guest Editor

  • EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on Systems Engineering Approaches for Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Computational Biology, 2013-2014.
  • Journal of Biological Systems (JBS), Guest Editor, Special Issue on Genomic Signal Processing (GSP), 2012-2013.
  • EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Guest Editor, Special Issue on Sequence Analysis and Synthesis, 2011-2012.
  • EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing, Guest Editor, Special Issue on Genomic Signal Processing, 2010-2011.

Conference Organization

  • Program Chair, The 3rd International Workshop on Computational Network Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Control (CNB-MAC 2016), Seattle, WA, 2016.
  • Program Chair, The 2nd International Workshop on Computational Network Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Control (CNB-MAC 2015), Atlanta, GA, 2015.
  • Program Chair, International Workshop on Computational Network Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Control (CNB-MAC 2014), Newport Beach, CA, 2014.
  • Finance Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS), Houston, TX, 2013.
  • Technical Program Chair, IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Symposium on Bio Signal Processing, Austin, TX, 2013.
  • Publication Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS), Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2010.
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