Professor of economics and mathematics Omer Tamuz has been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2020. The fellowship, awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, "seeks to stimulate fundamental research by early career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise."
Tamuz works in probability, dynamics and group theory, and in their applications to topics in microeconomic theory, including information, risk, and uncertainty. Recently, he and collaborators published research describing risk assessment when taking into account background uncertainty.
Each year, the Sloan Foundation grants the fellowships to 126 researchers; this year, the awards will come with $75,000 to be spent as the winners see fit.
Three other Caltech faculty members received the 2020 Sloan
Research Fellowship: Stevan Nadj-Perge, assistant professor of applied physics
and materials science; Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology and Chen
Scholar; and Joseph Parker, assistant professor of biology and biological
engineering. Read more about their research here.