CSAIL Principal Investigator David Gifford has been named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellow. Gifford was honored for his “contributions to distributed systems, e-commerce and content distribution.”
Gifford, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, develops new machine learning techniques and algorithms to model the transcriptional regulatory networks that control gene expression programs in living cells. He leads the Computational Genomics group at CSAIL.
The ACM recognized 46 of its members as fellows for their contributions to computing that have provided fundamental knowledge to the computing field and generated multiple technology advances in industry, commerce, healthcare, entertainment, and education.