Radcliffe awards Fay Prize to 3 seniors for outstanding theses

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:32 in Mathematics & Economics

Harvard seniors Sílvia Casacuberta Puig, Caleb King, and Leo Saenger have been recognized with the Captain Jonathan Fay Prize, the annual award for the top three best theses of the College’s graduating class, the Harvard Radcliffe Institute announced on Thursday. This year’s Fay Prize recipients are recognized for their exceptional undergraduate work in the humanities, natural sciences, and social science. Their work was selected from among that of 74 Harvard College seniors, each of whom received the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for their excellent undergraduate theses. In the opinion of a selection committee made up of senior Harvard faculty members, these three works are the most outstanding imaginative and groundbreaking pieces of original research in any field this academic year. Sílvia Casacuberta Puig, “Finding Simple Models of Complex Objects: From Regularity Lemmas to Algorithmic Fairness” In her thesis, Casacuberta Puig studies connections between recent literature on multigroup fairness for prediction algorithms and previous results...

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