3 from Bay Area receive 'genius' awards

September 22, 2009 7:25:15 PM PDT
Three Bay Area residents were among the 24 people awarded MacArthur fellowships for their pioneering work. The $500,000 fellowships are unofficially known as "genius" awards.

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University of California, Berkeley computer scientist Maneesh Agrawala specializes in turning complex data into simple imagery.

University of California, Berkeley molecular biologist Lin He applies her work to cancer research.

San Francisco artist Camille Utterback integrates cameras and computer programs into interactive paintings.

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