Announcement: Moore Data Driven Discovery Investigator Award

Written by: C. Titus Brown

Primary Source; Living in an Ivory Basement

I am very, very happy to announce that I have been selected to be one of the fourteen Moore Data Driven Discovery Investigators.

This is a signal investment by the Moore Foundation into the burgeoning area of data-intensive science, and it is quite a career booster. It will provide my lab with $1.5m over a period of 5 years, enabling us to dive into certain aspects of infrastructure building that we would otherwise be unable to support. I’m also particularly enthusiastic about the implicit recognition of our efforts in open science, open source, and replicability!

My talk and proposal for the competition are linked here:

You can see the list of all fourteen DDD Investigators, along with various and sundry information that includes talk titles, proposals, and Twitter handles, here.


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C. Titus Brown
C. Titus Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He earned his PhD ('06) in developmental molecular biology from the California Institute of Technology. Brown is director of the laboratory for Genomics, Evolution, and Development (GED) at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Python Software Foundation and an active contributor to the open source software community. His research interests include computational biology, bioinformatics, open source software development, and software engineering.