Pierre Baldi, Chancellor’s Professor in the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences and director of the Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers for his contributions to machine learning and its applications in the life sciences. Current projects in his laboratory include mining high-throughput genomic data and developing expert systems for chemistry and systems biology to better understand the computations carried by metabolic, signaling and gene regulatory networks and to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity, publishing 30 percent of the literature in the fields of electrical and electronics engineering and computer science. It boasts 385,000 members in 160 countries and has named 312 fellows this year.