• Robert M. Kennedy ’26 Chair Professor
  • Distinguished Professor
Edward R. Dougherty

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 1974
  • M.S., Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. 1986
  • M.S., Mathematics, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. 1969
  • B.S., Mathematics, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. 1967

Research Interests

  • Genomic Signal Processing:

    • Gene-Expression-Based Cancer Classification
    • Genetic Regulatory Networks
    • Microarray Analysis
    • Small-Sample Classification and Error Estimation

    Image Analysis:

    • Mathematical Morphology
    • Nonlinear Signal Processing
    • Statistical Filter Design
    • Granulometries and Image Texture

Awards & Honors

  • IEEE Fellow
  • University Distinguished Lecturer, Texas A&M University, 2008
  • Robert M. Kennedy '26 Chair, 2007.
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, Tampere University of Technology, 2007.
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, 2005.
  • SPIE President's Award, 2004.
  • Fellow, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, 2002.
  • Halliburton Professor, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, 2001.
  • Fellow, International Society of Optical Engineering, 2000.

Selected Publications

  • Choudhary, A., Hua, J., Bittner, M. L., and E. R. Dougherty, “The Effect of Population Contexts on Classifier Performance,” Biological Systems, Vol. 16, No. 4, 495-517, December, 2008.
  • Qian, X., and E. R. Dougherty, “Effect of Function Perturbation on the Steady-State Distribution of Genetic Regulatory Networks: Optimal Structural Intervention,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, doi: 10.1109/TSP.2008.928089, Vol. 56, No. 10, Part 1, 4966-4975, October, 2008.
  • Vahedi, G., Faryabi, B., Chamberland, J-F., Datta, A, and E. R. Dougherty, “Intervention in Gene Regulatory Networks via a Stationary Mean-First-Passage-Time Control Policy,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 10, 2319-2331, October, 2008.
  • Hanczar, B., and E. R. Dougherty, “Classification with Reject Option in Gene Expression Data, Bioinformatics, Vol. 24, 1889-1895, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn349, September, 2008.
  • Qian, L., Wang, H., and E. R. Dougherty, “Inference of Noisy Nonlinear Differential Equation Models for Gene Regulatory Networks using Genetic Programming and Kalman Filtering,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 56, No. 7, 3327-3339, July, 2008.
  • Liu, W., Lähdesmäki, H., Dougherty, E. R,. and I. Shmulevich, “Inference of Boolean Networks using Sensitivity Regularization, EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Vol. 2008, Article ID 780541, 12 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/780541, June, 2008
  • Faryabi, B., Chamberland, J-F., Vahedi, G., Datta, A., and E. R. Dougherty, “Optimal Intervention in Asynchronous Genetic Regulatory Networks,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 2, No. 3, 412-423, June, 2008.
  • Martins, D., Braga-Neto, U., Hashimoto, R., Bittner, M. L., and E. R. Dougherty, “Intrinsically Multivariate Predictive Genes,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 2, No. 3, 424-439, June, 2008.
  • Sima, C., and E. R. Dougherty, “The Peaking Phenomenon in the Presence of Feature Selection,” Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 29, 1667-1674, June, 2008.
  • Zhao, W., Agyepong, K., Serpedin, E., and E. R. Dougherty, “Detecting Periodic Genes from Irregularly Sampled Gene Expressions for Drosophila Melanogaster, EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Vol. 2008, Article ID 769293, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/769293, June, 2008.