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Three receive Sloan Research Fellowships

The Alfred Sloan Foundation has selected three Princeton faculty members to receive Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive, unrestricted grants for outstanding scholars and scientists early in their careers.

Economists Markus Brunnermeier and Helene Rey and computer scientist Olga Troyanskaya were among 116 U.S. researchers chosen for the Sloan fellowship. Each researcher will receive a grant of $45,000 over two years.

Brunnermeier, an assistant professor who joined the faculty in 1999, studies financial crises and significant mispricing of investments due to frictions between institutions, strategic considerations and other motives that are not part of the conventional economic view of the perfectly rational investor.

Rey joined the University in 2000 as an assistant professor in the economics department, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Bendheim Center for Finance. She also studies financial crises and recently has examined the value of international assets and their effect on trade deficits and debts.

Troyanskaya, an assistant professor in computer science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics since 2003, uses techniques of computer science and mathematics to analyze genome data. Recently, she developed a method for identifying alterations to chromosomes that occur when cells become malignant.

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