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A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas
02/18/2020

A Mingling of Computational and Economic Ideas

Whitney Clavin
The flourishing field of computational economics was born in the spaces between disciplines.
Federico Echenique, Laura Doval, and Adam Wierman at Caltech.
Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/12/2020

Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Stevan Nadj-Perge, Yuki Oka, Joseph Parker, and Omer Tamuz are among 126 early career researchers selected for these prestigious fellowships.
Left to right: Yuki Oka, Stevan Nadj-Perge, Joe Parker, Omer Tamuz
Hidden Donors Play Significant Role in Political Campaigns
02/10/2020

Hidden Donors Play Significant Role in Political Campaigns

Whitney Clavin
A new analysis of millions of campaign funding records reveals the role of small contributions.
Stock photo of flag and money
Lecture: "More Than Pretty Pictures"
02/05/2020

Lecture: "More Than Pretty Pictures"

Award-winning photographer to discuss visual representations of science and engineering
photo of a 2-cm drop of ferrofluid, placed on a glass slide, under which are seven circular magnets.
Should You Take the Bet?
01/16/2020

Should You Take the Bet?

Whitney Clavin
When somebody's overall uncertainty in life is large enough, then the risk of a smaller gamble becomes less significant.
Photo of dice
From the Break Through Campaign: Mathematician in Motion
01/13/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: Mathematician in Motion

For as long as he can remember, David Ignacio Fager has adored mathematics. Then came freshman year of college, and Caltech’s social science core introduced him to a new love: economics. Happily, he was able to marry his two passions.
David Fager
AI for #MeToo: Training Algorithms to Spot Online Trolls
01/08/2020

AI for #MeToo: Training Algorithms to Spot Online Trolls

Robert Perkins
Machine learning could be a powerful tool for allowing social media platforms to spot online trolls.
Twitter trolls
From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind
01/08/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: What Makes Up a Mind

Since his years as a Caltech graduate student,Ralph Adolphs has wanted to learn how the biological brain produces the intangible mind, what the mind’s basic elements are, and how the two influence each other.
Ralph Adolphs
Making a Better Match
01/07/2020

Making a Better Match

Judy Hill
A Caltech team improved a school district’s open-enrollment algorithm.
Laura Doval, Adam Wiremen, and Federico Echenique
A Conversation with Jessica Helfand
01/07/2020

A Conversation with Jessica Helfand

Judy Hill
Caltech's new artist-in-residence is looking forward to invigorating conversations and collaborations.
Art by Jessica Helfand