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Discovering the "David Shaw Code"


DE Shaw founder David Shaw is unleashing the very computer skills he used to forge his $20 billion hedge fund empire on an even grander design - proteins, the building blocks of the human biology. In a recent lecture at MIT, Shaw said he was just a couple of years away from completing a revolutionary new computer that could algorithmically simulate human protein development and then dynamically map interactions between those biological proteins and drugs.

 David Shaw

To get the job done, Shaw has become an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Center for Computational Biology and