The overall objective of the Life Sciences New Initiative is to make IEEE a major and recognized player in the life sciences, in particular in the disciplines that are at the intersection between the organization's traditional fields—electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science—and the life sciences. Of interest are challenges that require computational techniques and algorithms; mathematical modeling; simulation; visualization; signal processing and image processing; sensing and actuation; instrumentation; machine learning; robotics; ultrasonics, bioinformatics; and nuclear-related disciplines.
IEEE has developed the IEEE Life Sciences Portal with the goal of evolving into one of the premier global resources for life sciences technologies, information, and activities. The organization seeks to create new opportunities to introduce technology to new and different audiences and disciplines. Further, IEEE seeks to create a virtual community for stakeholders that have interests in technology and its application in life sciences.
IEEE has been involved in and continues to richly seed several life science disciplines with particular focus on computational biology, image and signal processing, genomics and proteomics, and health care. Within IEEE there is a variety of ongoing research in areas of convergence, publications, conferences, and educational outreach undertaken by thirty (30) Societies, Councils and Committees. Due to the breadth of the organization, IEEE is able to provide a wide diversity of expertise, information, resources, and the vision necessary to realize the full potential of rapidly-advancing life science fields.
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