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Alan Carter, David Haussler


Alan Carter has been appointed vice president of worldwide sales of BioTrove. Carter was previously director of business development at Gene Logic. Prior to that, he served as sales director for Celera Genomics, vice president of sales and marketing for Lark Technologies, and western regional manager at Applied Biosystems.

The Association for Computing Machinery has selected David Haussler, director of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Genome Bioinformatics Group, as one of two recipients for the 2003 Allen Newell Award. The annual prize is cosponsored by ACM and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and recognizes “the remarkable influence that computer science and artificial intelligence can have on other sciences, on practical tools, and on human thought.” Haussler and this year’s other recipient, Judea Pearl, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles, will receive their awards at the annual ACM Awards Banquet on June 5, at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

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