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Algorithms Seek Out Voter Fraud
11/04/2019

Algorithms Seek Out Voter Fraud

Whitney Clavin
Political scientists have developed new tools for tracking changes in voting records
Voting picture
Scientists Take the Study of Fear to a Haunted House
10/28/2019

Scientists Take the Study of Fear to a Haunted House

Whitney Clavin
A house of deranged prisoners and other horrors has become a laboratory for studying fear.
Haunted moon.
Watson Lecture Preview: Frederick Eberhardt
10/10/2019

Watson Lecture Preview: Frederick Eberhardt

Causality: From Aristotle to Zebrafish
Frederick Eberhardt
From the Break Through Campaign: The Decisions Detective
10/10/2019

From the Break Through Campaign: The Decisions Detective

Marina Agranov’s research focuses on how people form beliefs and make choices. “I study the basic tensions people face and how they operate within them,” she explains. She tests her theories, and those of other economists, through experiments.
Marina Agranov
What is in People's Minds When They Buy Stocks?
09/19/2019

What is in People's Minds When They Buy Stocks?

Whitney Clavin
The dominant model for financial decisions does not appear to explain people's behaviors
Illustration of the stock market.
Can AI Be Fair?
06/25/2019

Can AI Be Fair?

Whitney Clavin
Experts discuss whether machine-learning programs can be unbiased.
Illustration representing the question of whether AI's can be fair.
This is Your Brain on Fear
04/30/2019

This is Your Brain on Fear

Dean Mobbs uses fMRI technology in the Caltech Brain Imaging Center to learn what happens in the brain when people feel threatened. He draws inspiration for his experiments from an unlikely source: horror movies.
preview image for Dean Mobbs video
Mental Math and Life Stories
04/04/2019

Mental Math and Life Stories

Hamed Hamze (MS ’10) uses math to study how people make decisions. As a graduate student in economics, he models scenarios ranging from the hypothetical to real-world social choices such as voting.
Hamed Hamze
Finding New Applications for Economics
03/01/2019

Finding New Applications for Economics

Emily Velasco
Charlie Plott's latest research looks at the bus systems that transport disabled students to school in Australia.
A portrait of Charlie Plott
Antonio Rangel Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award
02/08/2019

Antonio Rangel Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

Emily Velasco
Antonio Rangel is a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award from NOMIS, a Swiss organization that promotes innovative interdisciplinary research.
A portrait of Antonio Rangel. He wears glasses and a blue polo. Green trees are in the background
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