Fellows

Daniel Genkin

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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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.

William La Cava

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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William La Cava is interested in identifying the underlying dynamics of complex real-world systems. His research focuses on using machine learning to achieve this. He collaborates with many researchers to better understand various processes, including the dynamics of wind turbines, the behavior of bald eagles that live near wind farms, wind and wave conditions at sea, and the dynamics of fluid-structure interaction.

Chai Molina

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Chai Molina is a postdoctoral researcher in Erol Akçay’s lab, researching international environmental agreements (IEAs), in collaboration with Ulf Dieckmann (IIASA), Elena Rovenskaya (IIASA), and Simon Levin (Princeton). His current research focuses on mitigating the detrimental effects of scientific uncertainty on cooperation in international environmental agreements to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Eduard Talamas

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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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.

Bo Waggoner

Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Bo Waggoner is interested in theoretical CS, artificial intelligence, game theory, and the intersection of Economics and Computer Science. He focuses on the value of information and how to elicit and aggregate it.

Former Fellows

Chad Giusti

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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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.

Maria Grith

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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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.

Varun Jog

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Varun Jog is currently an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on 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.

Juliana Kwan

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Juliana Kwan now serves as a Project Researcher at the Kavli Institute for Mathematics and Physics in Tokyo. She is particularly interested in using weak lensing as a probe for nature of cosmic acceleration, one of the most fundamental questions that plagues modern physics.

Jamie Morgenstern

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jamie Morgenstern is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech. Her research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and economics; she spends a lot of her time thinking about machine learning for mechanism design, algorithmic game theory, privacy, and approximation algorithms. 

Mariann Ollar

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Mariann Ollar is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on market design, mechanism design, and game theory; specifically, 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, and product design in ad exchanges.

Ralf Schmaelzle

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Ralf Schmaelzle is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the psychological and neurobiological underpinnings of successful health and risk communication. This involves a radically interdisciplinary approach that integrates theories from communication science, neuroscience, and psychology.

Grigory Yaroslavtsev

Former Warren Center Postdoctoral Fellow

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Grigory Yaroslavtsev is currently an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Indiana University, Bloomington. He works on efficient algorithms for scalable data analysis including approximation, distributed, streaming and online algorithms; learning theory and property testing; communication and information complexity; and data privacy and targeted alternatives to bulk data collection.