Genius

The 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Fellows were awarded this week.  One fellow of particular interest to this blog is mathematician and statistician Emmanuel Candès.  The Stanford University professor uses complex mathematical structures to improve the health care system.  As stated on the MacArthur website: Using an approach that draws on concepts from linear algebra and L1 minimization…

Are you a Genius?

The MacArthur Foundation named 23 fellows, recipients of the so-called “genius” grant.  The full list of winners is available here.  The fellows receive the fellows will receive $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over the next five years.  Some people whose work piqued my interest: Drew Berry is a biomedical animator whose scientifically accurate and…