Jianlin Cheng elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

Jianlin Cheng

Jianlin Cheng

April 21, 2022

Jianlin Cheng — William and Nancy Thompson Distinguished Professor in the University of Missouri  Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science — was recently elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows for his outstanding and pioneering contributions to developing machine learning for modeling protein and genome structures.

Cheng was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and current fellows and was inducted at AIMBE’s Annual Event on March 25. “AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medical and biological fields,” he said. “I’m honored and humbled to have been selected to join this prestigious group.”

Cheng is internationally known for his work around using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) methods in bioinformatics. His method to predict protein residue-residue contacts was ranked No. 1 in the protein contact prediction competition at the Critical Assessments of Structure Prediction in 2012, demonstrating deep learning as the best technology for protein structure prediction for the first time. In 2019, he was named one of the Top 100 Global AI Leaders in Drug Discovery and Healthcare by Deep Knowledge Analytics.

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