MacArthur Foundation recognises data scientist Christopher Ré

The MacArthur Fellows Program that annually “celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships” has named computer scientist Christoper Ré from Stanford University as one of their fellows for the year 2015. To quote from the citation:

Christopher Ré is a computer scientist democratizing big data analytics through theoretical advances in statistics and logic and groundbreaking data-processing applications for solving practical problems. Ré has leveraged his training in databases and deep knowledge of machine learning to create an inference engine, DeepDive, that can analyze data of a kind and at a scale that is beyond the current capabilities of traditional databases.

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