Professional Services:

    • Referee: Annals of Applied Probability, Biometrics, Communications in Statistics, Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference Proceedings, Journal of Computational Biology, Journal of Molecular Biology, Nonlinear Analysis, SIAM Review, Statistical Science, Nucleic Acid Research, Mathematical Biosciences

    • Reviewer: Mathematical Reviews, Springer-Verlag, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

    • Editorial Board, Advances and Applications in Statistics, 2002-2003

    • Associate Editor, Computational Biology and Medical Applications, INFORMS JOC

Consultation and Collaboration:

    • Member of UTEP Statistical Consulting Laboratory

    • Consultant for project "Microbial Assessment of Oral Disease in Hispanics" at the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio

    • Consultant for project entitled "Polyethylene Wear Particles as a Function of Contact Conditions and Material Parameter" at the Department of Orthopaedics Bioengineering, the University of Texas Health Science Center

    • Consultant for the mathematical molecular biology groups at the University of Southern California and Stanford University, 1990-1991

    • Advisory Committee Member, Border Biomedical Research Center, UTEP

Educational Modules and Software Development for Public Access:

    • MOLPAC (1992, 1995, and 1998) A unix-based Molecular Package consists of software programs for multiple sequence comparisons allowing matching errors (funded by grants from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Research Program and San Antonio Area Foundation). The original version of two program modules (REP and MATCH) was integrated with GenToolsTM (1993) distributed by the High Performance Computing Facility at the University of Texas at Austin. The current updated version of MOLPAC in C++ is available free to the public

    • PRISEM (2000 and 2002) Probability Research Information and Statistics Education Modules (funded by NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Grant); updated version available at

    • BIMER (2001 and 2003) Bioinformatics Information Modules for Education and Research (funded by NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Grant); updated version available at

Other Outreach Activities:

    • Professor Y.C. Wong Visiting Lectureship, University of Hong Kong, 2004

    • Invited Public Lecture: "A Journey Through Mathematics" at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, 2004

    • Co-chair of the organizing committee for an international workshop on Statistical Methods in Microarray Data Analysis at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, January 2004

    • Visiting Member, Institute of Mathematical Science, National University of Singapore, 2002-2004.

    • Founding member of the Computational Biology Facilities (funded by NSF-RIMI) at the University of Texas at San Antonio, 1996-2001

    • External Examiner: University of Hong Kong