Joseph DiStefano

Joseph DiStefano

PROFESSOR
COMPUTER SCIENCE
BIOENGINEERING

Distinguished Professor of Medicine & Biomedical Engineering

Engineering VI - Room 367

Email:
Phone: (310) 825-7482
Fax: (310) 794-5056

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Joe joined the UCLA Engineering faculty in 1966, Medicine faculty in 1970, Computer Science faculty in 1982 and became chair of the undergrad Cybernetics Interdepartmental Program (IDP) in 1981. He Chairs the undergrad Computational & Systems Biology IDP, the Computational Systems Biology grad program in Computer Science, Co-Chairs the Biosystem Science and Engineering Major in the Biomedical Engineering graduate IDP and directs the UCLA Biocybernetics Research Laboratory.
RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
  • Math modeling oriented systems biology
  • Dynamic systems biology modeling, simulation and simulation
  • Human disease models, their dynamics and optimal control (treatment)
  • Physiological, pharmacological and toxicological systems applications
EDUCATION
Distinguished Professor Joe DiStefano III was born in Brooklyn in 1938, graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1956, received the BEE in Electrical Engineering from CCNY in 1961, and MS and PhD degrees from UCLA – in Control Systems (MS – 1964), and Computer Methodology, Applied Math, Biocybernetics & Physiology (PhD – 1966).
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003, the Ebi Award for Creative Teaching in 2003
  • Lockeed-Martin Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004
  • Senior Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Italy in 1979
  • Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society
COURSES
Computer Science (CS) - Computational & Systems Biology (C&SB) - Bioengineering (BE) - CS CM 186/286: http://biocyb0.cs.ucla.edu/wp/?page_id=292

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