Yale Nobel Laureate Honored with Connecticut Medal of Science
News Apr 22, 2013
Best known for his research into ribosomal proteins, the building blocks of all life, Steitz is also renowned for his work with dozens of student mentees who became scientific leaders, themselves.
Steitz co-founded New Haven-based Rib-X Pharmaceuticals in 2001 to develop new classes of antibiotics. Today, the company has 45 full-time employees.
In addition to the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Steitz has received a Gairdner International Award, a Keio Medical Science Prize, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, and many other honors.
With machine learning systems now being used to determine everything from stock prices to medical diagnoses, it's never been more important to look at how they arrive at decisions. A new approach out of MIT demonstrates that the main culprit is not just the algorithms themselves, but how the data itself is collected.