CE Assistant Professor Densmore Joins the Ranks of IEEE Senior Members

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By Gabriella McNevin

Assistant Professor Douglas Densmore (ECE, BME, Bioinformatics). Photo by Mike Pecci for Boston University Photography.
Assistant Professor Douglas Densmore (ECE, BME, Bioinformatics). Photo by Mike Pecci for Boston University Photography.

Douglas Densmore (ECE) was selected to be elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member, which is bestowed on those who have made significant contributions to the profession.

As a Senior Member, Densmore has the ability to hold executive IEEE positions and serve as a reference for other applicants for senior membership. To be eligible one must have shown significant performance in at least ten years in professional practice. Additionally, three references must be submitted on behalf of the applicant.

Densmore’s research is focused on bio-design automation.  He elaborated, “my work uses principles from computer engineering like abstraction, modularity, and standardization to design living systems. Computer software is going to be vital to not only store large amounts of biological material but also to implement algorithms for its specification, design, and assembly.”

Densmore is pleased to receive IEEE validation for interdisciplinary research.  “It is great that IEEE is realizing that those working in interdisciplinary fields have an important role to play in the organization and serve as ambassadors for IEEE.”

Douglas Densmore is an Affiliated Investigator in the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC), an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Bioinformatics faculty member. Densmore participated in the 2013 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and received a National Science Foundation CAREER award.

In regards to recognition received from Boston University’s internal programs, Densmore received a 2013 Ignition Award, 2013 College of Engineer Early Career Excellence Award, and was named 2012-2014 Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow. A list of Densmore’s awards, research interest, and selected publications are available on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website.