FEATURED STORY Q&A with Alvin Roth: The Ultimate Matchmaker
Alvin Roth can be described as any of the following: karate enthusiast, high school dropout, and most recently, Nobel Prize winner. An eclectic blend of characteristics but all true of Roth, who in October was awarded the prestigious Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, an honor he shares with Lloyd S. Shapley of University of California, Los Angeles.
As a young graduate student and only 25, Maria Chudnovsky coauthored a proof of a longstanding mathematical theorem on perfect graphs—a problem posed more than 40 years ago that no one could crack.
Columbia Engineering Jumps into the Market
of Massive Open Online Courses
Profiles of a sampling of the School’s alumni who are utilizing their interdisciplinary backgrounds in the arts and literature, research and development, social policy, high tech, computer science, and machine learning to gain a foothold in the burgeoning field.