Qi Receives Microsoft Research Award

April,  2008

Alan Qi
Yuan (Alan) Qi

Microsoft Research has selected Professor Yuan (Alan) Qi as one of the ten recipients of the 2007 A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award. This prestigious award went to Qi for his project Integrated Probabilistic Models of Regulatory and Metabolic Networks for Biofuels Research with Prof. Clint Chapple of Purdue Biochemistry.

The Microsoft Research Breakthrough Award supports research that will potentially have great impact on the world's most important problems. The selected work exhibits cutting-edge computational techniques which through interdisciplinary work widely benefit science and society. In line with Breakthrough Award attributes, Qi's collaborative work shows "promising new approaches for enabling their solution."

Qi has a dual appointment in Computer Science and Statistics and a courtesy appointment in Biology. His main research interests include Bayesian machine learning and computational biology. He received his PhD from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005.

Congratulations, Professor Alan Qi!