Rakesh Vohra, George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor, has won the 2020 SIGecom Test of Time Award for his paper, “Calibrated Learning and Correlated Equilibrium.” The SIGecom Test of Time Award recognizes research published between 10 and 25 years ago that has, as the name suggests, stood the test of time in its field. SIGecom is the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation, so it celebrates work that has “significantly impacted research or applications exemplifying the interplay” of those two topics. Dr. Vohra’s paper, originally published in the journal Games and Economic Behavior in 1997, has served as an essential contribution to the literature on game theory.
Dr. Vohra is a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with appointments in Penn Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics and Penn Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. He works at the intersection of economics, systems engineering, computer science and business, and is the co-director of the Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences. He is best known for his work on forecasting in low information environments and his many contributions to the economic field of mechanism design.