Shannon Special Issue – Part 1 is on IEEE Xplore

IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications is proud to announce that our Special Issue on Biological Applications of Information Theory in Honor of Claude Shannon’s Centennial—Part 1 is now live on IEEE Xplore.


Within the issue, you’ll find the following 8 papers:


Mechanisms of information filtering in neural systems (Invited Paper; Linder)

Noise Filtering and Prediction in Biological Signaling Networks (Invited Paper; Hathcock, Sheehy, Weisenberger, Ilker, and Hinczewski)

The Use of Rate Distortion Theory to Evaluate Biological Signaling Pathways (Invited Paper; Iglesias)

Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamics of Complex Systems, III: Noneqilibrium Thermodynamics of Self-Replication Kinetics  (Saakian and Qian)

Inferring Biological Networks by Sparse Identification of Nonlinear Dynamics  (Mangan, Brunton, Proctor and Kutz)

Info-Clustering: A Mathematical Theory for Data Clustering  (Chan, Al-Bashabsheh, Kaced, Zhou and Liu)

Fundamental Bounds for Sequence Reconstruction from Nanopore Sequencers (Magner, Duda, Szpankowski and Grama)

Inference of Causal Information Flow in Collective Animal Behavior (Lord, Sun, Ouellette and Bollt)


Special Issue Guest Editors


Prof. Alexander G. Dimitrov
Department of Mathematics and Statistics                                             
Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington, USA               


Prof. Faramarz Fekri
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Prof. Aurel Lazar
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
Prof. Stefan M. Moser
Signal and Information Processing Lab (ISI)
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan
Prof. Peter J. Thomas*
Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Biology
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
*corresponding guest editor

Stay tuned! The Special Issue on Biological Applications of Information Theory in Honor of Claude Shannon’s Centennial—Part 2 is forthcoming.