Research Highlights

Google Faculty Research Award Granted to Professor Arun Sundararajan for Work on Sharing Economy

Arun Sundararajan
Professor Arun Sundararajan, professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, recently received a Google Faculty Research Award to support his research on trust in the sharing economy. The Google Faculty Research Award program is a biannual recognition of ongoing research in computer science and related topics, including systems, machine perception, structured data, robotics and mobile. This round, Google received 808 proposals, an increase of 12% over last round, covering 55 countries on 6 continents and is funding 122 projects.

This award will also provide Professor Sundararajan with the opportunity to liaise with Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, as his research develops.

For more about the Faculty Research Award program, please see Google’s Research Blog.