By Nitish Thakor
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter. The Newsletter will bring you news of current developments and views of future prospects in the converging worlds of life sciences and engineering.
Advances in life sciences such as cell biology, genomics, and pharmacology, as well as society’s desire to improve health care, have led to an increased need for more of what technology has to offer: statistical methods, image analyses, diagnostic devices, and medical equipment standards, to name just a few areas. These all involve electrical and computer engineering and computer science—fields in which IEEE has a wealth of experience.
The IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter and its associated IEEE Life Sciences Portal promote collaboration among health care and technology experts around the globe. They draw on IEEE’s unmatched diversity of expertise, richness of programs and proven standards-development capability.
We look forward to your active participation in this Newsletter. We hope that many of you will send us your comments and suggestions and submit manuscripts for possible publication in future issues. Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nitish Thakor, Editor-In-Chief
Lee Moffitt, Managing Editor