The School of Social Sciences has presented two of its graduate students, Tomas McIntee (left) and Blake Allison (right), with the Jean-Claude Falmagne Research Award. Named for the revered cognitive scientist and UCI professor emeritus of the same name, the award recognizes doctoral candidates whose dissertations successfully utilize mathematics to study social and behavioral science issues.

Both Allison and McIntee have accepted positions that have them heading east. Allison, a Ph.D recipient in economics whose research interests include economic theory and competition, will be heading to Georgia’s Emory University this August as an assistant professor of economics.

McIntee, who received his doctorate in mathematical behavioral sciences, has taken a position at Virginia Tech. His dissertation addressed voting problems and how mathematics, specifically geometry, can be used to solve them.

Each student will receive a $1500 prize.


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