SUT Notable Graduate Named a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow


Mohammad Akbarpour, assistant professor of economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, has received a 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship in the field of economics from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Akbarpour is among 10 Stanford recipients and 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers in 2020 who will receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship to further their research. He is one of only eight scholars to receive the fellowship in economics this year.
Noteworthy is the fact that he was graduated from the Electrical Engineering Department of Sharif University of Technology in 2009.
Being Philip F. Maritz Faculty Scholar for 2019–2020 at Stanford GSB and an assistant professor of computer science, by courtesy, at Stanford School of Engineering, his research bridges computer science and economic theory and is focused on market design, redistributive mechanisms, and network theory. His recent research has been concerned with problems related to corruption in auctions and how to construct and employ mobility-based network data for designing optimal lockdown policies during a pandemic.
With regard to this success, Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and dean of Stanford GSB said: “We’re thrilled that Mohammad was selected as a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow. His contributions to the GSB and the field of economics are significant, and I look forward to seeing his career progress”.