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Milenkovic elected to ISCB Board of Directors

Nina Welding • DATE: June 9, 2020

Tijana Milenkovic, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). She joins 24 other volunteer leaders responsible for the direction and future of the ISCB toward the advancement of the understanding of living systems through computation.

Milenkovic will serve a three-year term. During her tenure as a board member, she will represent the ISCB’s Communities of Special Interest, which are responsible for the development, progression, and overall management of ISCB’s research themes.

Milenkovic’s research encompasses network science and computational biology. She is the director of the University’s Complex Networks Lab.

A member of the University faculty since 2010, Milenkovic received the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program award in 2016 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2015. She has also received four additional NSF awards as the sole principal investigator and eight collaborative awards from the National Institutes of Health, NSF, and Google.  

Milenkovic has co-authored 46 journal and 16 conference papers. She has served as associate editor of the IEEE/ACM TCBB since 2014 and Nature’s Scientific Reports since 2018.