Mark Alber, the Vincent J. Duncan Family Professor of Applied Mathematics and director of the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, has been appointed to editorial boards for two prestigious journals. This year, Alber became an associate editor of PLoS Computational Biology and a member of the editorial board of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. He has been on the board of the Journal of Statistical Physics for about two years.
PLoS Computational Biology, a peer-reviewed, open-access publication, is the official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology. It has the highest impact factor in the Mathematical and Computation Biology category among rankings by Thomson Scientific. The audience includes both life scientists and computational scientists.
The Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, published by Springer, is devoted to research at the junction of computational, theoretical and experimental biology. It is the official journal of the Society for Mathematical Biology and has one of the highest impact factors of applied mathematics journals.
Alber, who came to Notre Dame in 1990, has 90 peer-reviewed publications of his own. He has co-edited special editions of three journals and co-edited a book, Current and Future Directions in Applied Mathematics, with papers from a symposium held at Notre Dame.