Michael J. Ewens recently joined the faculty at Caltech as associate professor of finance and entrepreneurship after four years at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. A native of Wisconsin, Ewens attended Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in mathematics and economics before moving on to UC San Diego for graduate studies in economics.
Ewens explains how he discovered venture capital through a summer job in graduate school, and shares his ambitions for his future at Caltech.
Among the 58 projects funded in furtherance of President Obama's "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology"—or BRAIN—Initiative are six projects either led or co-led by Caltech researchers.
Join us as a distinguished panel drawn from science, academia, government, and private philanthropy seeks to address some of the questions raised by the shifting models of support for research science.
"Everything has a price," the saying goes, and though that might sound cynical, taking the adage seriously can lead to a lifetime of fascinating inquiry. Just ask Richard W. Roll, who recently joined Caltech as the Linde Institute Professor of Finance.
Caltech's newest assistant professor of electrical engineering, Victoria Kostina, works in the field of information theory. Using mathematical modeling, she tries to understand the fundamental limits of data transmission in real-world communication systems.
Among this year's cadre of returning Caltech students are four seniors—Adam Jermyn, Ann Miao Wang, Charles Tschirhart, and Lawrence Wang—who already have been recognized at the national level for their scholarly and research accomplishments.
Pushpa Neppala (BS '14) is spending her first year of post-Caltech life getting used to life in Finland, where she's studying the role of a gene called CIP2A in neuroblastoma, a cancer that most commonly affects children under the age of five.