May 29, 2019 By Victoria Grdina
Assistant professor Massimiliano Pierobon was published in the May 2019 issue of Proceedings of the IEEE.
The article was co-authored by Pierobon, Ian F. Akyildiz of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam of the Waterford Institute of Technology.
The featured article examines the last decade of research in molecular communication, which is the application of communication and information theory concepts to a communication strategy that has spontaneously evolved in nature. It is at the basis of the information flow among and within biological cells as well as the organization of more complex organisms. The article takes this concept forward by describing the next step of molecular communication research towards applications where computer engineers will develop applications to human health.
“Information and communication technologies applied to human health are currently concerned with the acquisition, storage, analysis, modeling, and exchange of patient health information by means of in silico computing platforms and the Internet. Molecular communication theory holds the potential to enable the sensing and control of this information as it propagates in vivo through the biochemistry underpinning the patient’s body, its cells, and their molecular content.”
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Read the full article in the journal or on the Proceedings of IEEE website.