McClean receives Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health.

McClean, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, studies cellular signaling pathways, the biological networks that transform external signals into internal decisions such as whether to grow or die.

Nowak Builds MADLab Center with Air Force backing

In an effort to build the next generation of machine-learning methods to support its needs, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory have awarded $5 million to establish a university center of excellence devoted to efficient and robust machine learning at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The center also includes researchers from the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC).