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Stanford computer scientist Christopher Ré wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

Stanford computer scientist Christopher Ré wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

The MacArthur Foundation awarded 24 "genius grants" to leaders in a slew of fields Tuesday, including Stanford University computer scientist Christopher Re.

Re, 36, specializes in big data analytics and created an inference engine, DeepDive, which can analyze data of a kind and at a scale that is beyond the capabilities of traditional databases.  

"DeepDive analyzes 'dark data' -- or the mass of unprocessable data buried in texts, illustrations, images, etc.," the foundation said. "DeepDive has...

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