Congratulations to Prof. Paul Berube

Prof. Paul Berube has been awarded with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Prize for Open Data. Presented jointly by the School of Science and the MIT Libraries, the prize highlights the value of open data. In total 10 projects were awarded.

Berube’s nomination reads:

Prof. Paul Berube, research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Steven Biller, assistant professor of biological sciences at Wellesley College, won for “Unlocking Marine Microbiomes with Open Data.” Open data of genomes and metagenomes for marine ecosystems, with a focus on cyanobacteria, leverage the power of contemporaneous data from GEOTRACES and other long-standing ocean time-series programs to provide underlying information to answer questions about marine ecosystem function.

Group picture of the 12 recipients of the MIT prize for Open Data. Photo by Bryce Vickmark.