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Amgen Scholars: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty for the Amgen Scholars program.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor. For additional tips on identifying a mentor click here.

Please remember:

  • Students pursuing Amgen must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status.
  • Students pursuing Amgen must complete the 10-week program from June 18 - August 23, 2024. Students must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.
  • Accepted students must live in provided Caltech housing.

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Project:  Analysis on consumer's choice using math and computer science
Disciplines:  Economics, Mathematics
Mentor:  Kota Saito, Professor, (HSS),
Mentor URL:  (opens in new window)
Background:  I am using mathematics and computer science to analyze consumers' choice. For information about the content of RA work, please visit my webpage

I explained my project in the following video: Please watch it.
Description:  I am looking for students who can satisfy the following requirements:

1. Comfortable for using Python;
2. An undergraduate training on Linear Algebra and Real Analysis;
3. An undergraduate training on Probability and Statistics and discrete mathematics;

If you have an experience of problem solving such as International Mathematics Olympics or Putnam Mathematical Competition, you are likely to fit with the projects very well.

The tasks that I will ask are as follows:
1: Weekly discussion with me and my coauthors
2: Programming
3: Mathematical Analysis
References:  I wrote one paper with one undergraduate student, Alec Sandroni, who was my RA through SURF. We solved an important open question in decision theory. Alec and I presented at major international conferences in economics and computer science.

Here is the link to the paper

This is a good example showing types of projects that I am working on.
Student Requirements:  It is a great opportunity for students who is
(a) interested in how math and computer science can be used to analyze human behavior (especially, consumers' choice); or
(b) considering going to graduate schools since I would be able to write a recommendation letter based on the tasks that the students will perform.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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