More and more researchers are using computational analysis to understand data and effectively model scientific solutions for needs that range from designing safer airplanes to understanding molecular structures and predicting social behavior. Key to a computer’s capability in solving complex, real-world problems are mathematical models and numerical algorithms.
Andrea Califano and Columbia University Medical Center researchers have combined existing computational tools with a new algorithm called DIGGIT, which 'walks' backward from the master regulators to find the genetic events that drive cancer. Credit: CUMC
Christine Hendon, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has won a $1.5 million five-year New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under its High Risk-High Reward program for scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research.
A team led by Eitan Grinspun, associate professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, and Pedro Reis, associate professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering at MIT, has been collaborating on a project that, in exploring these issues, bridges engineering mechanics (Reis’s group) and computer graphics (Grinspun’s group).