Canan Dagdeviren, head of the Conformable Decoders research group, is one of three recipients of the 2023 Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants. These grants aim to support bold research projects across diverse areas of study including engineering, animal behavior, and human movement.
Dagdeviren and her students have received the grant for their work on wearable sensors for humans and their additional applications in studying the individual behaviors and swarm intelligence of honeybees.
Aside from Dagdeviren, this year's recipients include Kaitlyn Becker, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and the d’Arbeloff Career Development Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and Luca Daniel, professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
The grant program was named for the visionary founder of the Bose Corp. and MIT alumnus, Amar G. Bose. MIT launched the program 11 years ago to provide funding over a three-year period to MIT faculty who propose original, cross-disciplinary, and often risky research projects that would likely not be funded by conventional sources.