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MacArthur Fellows

Each MacArthur fellow receives $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over five years.

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Two Indians are among 24 people awarded this year’s prestigious MacArthur Fellowships, popularly known as “genius” grants. Maneesh Agarwala, a University of California, Berkeley, Computer Vision Technologist, was selected for work that “focuses on developing new tools and algorithms to visualize and efficiently make sense of tremendous volumes of information. To do this, he draws on an understanding of human cognition, and specifically how the brain processes images and visual displays.”

L. Mahadevan, applied mathematician at Harvard University, focuses on modeling complex biological and engineering phenomena and “applies complex mathematical analyses to a variety of seemingly simple, but vexing, questions across the physical and biological sciences — how cloth folds when draped, how skin wrinkles, how flags flutter, how Venus flytraps snap closed.”

Each MacArthur fellow receives $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over five years.
 

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Business | Magazine | October 2009

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