Bo Waggoner

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Theoretical computer science and intersections with game theory and mechanism design. A focus on the value of information and how to elicit and aggregate it.


William La Cava

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Evolutionary computation, genetic programming, population-based stochastic optimization techniques and their incorporation into distributed machine learning algorithms; analysis of metaheuristic algorithms using graph databases. Application areas include dynamical systems and computational genetics.


Chai Molina

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Chai is a postdoc in Erol Akçay’s lab researching international environmental agreements (IEAs), in collaboration with Ulf Dieckmann (IIASA), Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA), and Simon Levin (Princeton). He studies how differences between countries, and relationships between countries, affect the coalitions forming in IEAs and the gains they can achieve.


Daniel Genkin

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow


Daniel Genkin’s research interests are in cryptography and system security. He’s interested in both theory and practice with particular interest in side-channel attacks, hardware security, cryptanalysis, secure multiparty computation (MPC), verifiable computation, and SNARKS.


Eduard Talamas

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow


Eduard Talamas’ field of specialization is microeconomic theory. His most current work uses bargaining models to investigate how prices and allocations are determined in decentralized markets.

He obtained his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in Spring 2017, and has been a Warren Center postdoctoral fellow in the Economics Department since Summer 2017.

Former Fellows


Chad Giusti

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow


Chad Giusti is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware. He studies algebraic, computational, and stochastic topology and their applications, particularly to the study of networks. Recent work involves development of a toolset for detecting the presence of structure (or randomness) in population organization from observations of member activity correlation.


Juliana Kwan

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow, now holds a fellowship at Kavli Center for Mathematics and Physics in Tokyo.

Research Interests: Cosmology of large scale structure, which involves running N-body simulations and analyzing statistics from galaxy surveys.



Mariann Ollar

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow, now at The University of Gronnigen

Research Interests: Market Design, Mechanism Design, Networks, Algorithmic Economics; the theory of divisible good auctions and informational properties of financial markets, the use of information about beliefs in mechanism design, the role of buyer-side networks in markets, consequences of privacy versus transparency in financial markets, product design in ad exchanges.


Grigory Yaroslavtsev

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow, now at Indiana University. 

Research Interests: Developing efficient combinatorial algorithms for sparsification, summarization and testing properties of large data, including: approximation, parallel, streaming and online algorithms; learning theory and property testing; communication and information complexity; private data release.



Jamie Morgenstern

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow, now at Gerogia Tech


Research Interests: Designing mechanisms for machine learning which account for the privacy and economic incentives of users during data collection, learning, and decision making.


Varun Jog

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow, now at the University of Wisconsin

Research Interests: Information theory, convex geometry, optimal transport, graphical models, and networks. Recent work involves studying large random graphs or networks, and deducing information about the nodes using the network structure.

Ralf Schmaelzle, Universitaet Konstanz, Zukunftkolleg, 15.07.2010
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Ralf Schmaelzle

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow, now at Michigan State University

Research Interests: Brain network dynamics during natural stimulation; Mass communication about health/risk; Real-world neuroimaging; Recent work involves measuring neural responses to health messages and asking how similarly these are processed across the brains of audience members.

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Maria Grith

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow


Maria Grith is currently an Assistant Professor in Econometrics at the Erasmus School of Economics. Her work is concerned with developing statistical methods to study dynamic high-dimensional data settings and relies on nonparametric and semiparametric approaches, as well as graphical models. The applications of the research lie mostly in the field of finance, where she is particularly interested in asset pricing and systemic risk.