Datta a contributing author for IEEE online newsletter

DattaRecently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University was a contributing author for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) online newsletter, Life Sciences.
Dr. Aniruddha Datta, the J.W. Runyon, Jr. '35 Professor II in the department, wrote his article on “An Engineering Approach to Cancer Therapy Design.” The article was based on his presentation at the IEEE Boston Metro Area Smart Tech Workshop.
In his article, Datta, who also is associated with the newly formed Center for Bioinformatics and Genomic Systems Engineering (CBGSE), discusses how cancer encompasses various diseases associated with loss of control in the mechanisms that regulate the cell numbers in a multicellular organism. This loss of control is usually caused by malfunction(s) in the cellular signaling pathways. Malfunctions occur in different ways and at different locations in a pathway.
Consequently Datta said that the therapy design should first identify the location and type of malfunction and then arrive at a suitable drug combination. The interactions between different pathway components are modeled first using Boolean logic gates, then the input-output behavior of the faulty circuit is used to carry out fault classification and arrive at the subsequent choice of the appropriate combination therapy. To see the full article click here.
Datta received the B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985, the M.S.E.E. degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1987 and the M.S. (Applied Mathematics) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California in 1991. He joined the department in August 1991.
His areas of interest include adaptive control, robust control, PID control and Genomic Signal Processing. He has authored or coauthored 5 books and over 100 journal and conference papers on these topics. He is a Fellow of IEEE, has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2001-2003), the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics-Part B (2005-2006) and is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and IEEE Access.