New gene-editing system enables large-scale studies of gene function.
The National Science Foundation's recent awards to develop innovative uses of information technology in science and engineering included six other grants to MIT, in addition to the Media Lab grant. In the peer-reviewed research grants, MIT received $21.3 million of the $156 million awarded by the NSF.
The other MIT recipients are:
- Professor Dennis McLaughlin, civil and environmental engineering, "An Ensemble Approach to Data Assimilation in the Earth Sciences," $4.37 million.
- Professor Nicholas Patrikalakis, ocean engineering, "Poseidon: Rapid Real-Time Interdisciplinary Ocean Forecasting: Adaptive Sampling and Adaptive Modeling in a Distributed Environment," $1.4 million.
- Professor Nancy Lynch, electrical engineering and computer science, "Communication and Data Sharing Services for Dynamic Distributed Systems," $1.03 million.
- Research scientist Stephen Intille, architecture, "Using Context-Recognition for Preventative Medicine in the Home," $319,916.
- Assistant Professor Daniel Spielman, mathematics, "Why Algorithms Work Well in Practice: Perturbation-Based Average-Case Analysis of the Simplex Algorithm and Beyond," $272,040.
- Associate Professor Gang Chen, mechanical engineering, "An Integrated Algorithm for Heat Conduction from Nano-Macroscale," $206,956.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 28, 2001.