Professor invited as an associate editor with Frontiers in Mathematical Biology

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Yasser Aboelkassem, assistant professor of digital manufacturing technology, has been named an associate editor for Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (Mathematical Biology Section).

Years of research open a new door

Yasser Aboelkassem, assistant professor of digital manufacturing technology in the University of Michigan-Flint's College of Innovation & Technology, has been named an associate editor for Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (Mathematical Biology Section). Frontiers has become one of the top open-source academic journals based on citations and impact in diverse fields. Aboelkassem was selected for the role thanks to his extensive research experience and prolific publishing history in the areas of computational medicine and biofluids.

He'll be joining a team of top experts who play a critical role in their peer-review process through the analysis of submitted manuscripts within their areas of expertise. Joining the publication is a testament to Aboekassem's scientific acumen, as well as a meaningful opportunity for CIT and UM-Flint to work alongside peer institutions. "We are heading to open source journals when it comes to the scientific community producing articles, so it is an important platform on which to establish ourselves," said Aboelkassem.

Selection is limited to only a few

According to Frontiers' selection criteria for editorial board members, associate editors are "high-impact researchers and recognized leaders in their field, with a strong publication record in international, peer-reviewed journals and with a recognized affiliation. They are typically associate professor level or higher, or an equivalent position of equal standing in their field." Aboelkassem gaining the role as an assistant professor speaks to his abundant research output and meaningful contributions to the academy.  

Aboelkassem's invitation to join the journal came after he and his collaborators published a recent article to model human hypertension blood flow in the systemic arterial network using computational mathematics. The model is based on the fractional calculus method rather than the traditional calculus theory. The article is gaining considerable attention in Frontiers, with about 20% more views and downloads than any other Frontiers article since the journal's first edition in 2007. 

"This new role will provide a great opportunity for me to serve the academic community in the area of mathematical biology, as well as establishing the CIT footprint in the scientific publishing community," said Aboelkassem.

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