Congratulations to Assistant Professor of mathematics Lisa Sauermann and six others at MIT receiving 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Lisa’s main research interests are extremal and probabilistic combinatorics, and her research also connects to probability theory, number theory, and theoretical computer science. With a collaborator, she proved an inverse theorem for the quadratic Littlewood-Offord problem. A favorite problem of hers is the Erdös-Ginzburg-Ziv problem, which asks, for some given numbers m and n, how large one needs to make a subset of an n-dimensional integer grid to make sure that one can always find m points whose average is again an integer grid point. In 2021, she received the European Prize in Combinatorics for her “profound contribution to combinatorics,” and, in particular, for her results on the growth rate of algebraically defined graph classes, for the solution of a conjecture of Erdös, Faudree, Rousseau, and Schelp, and for the solution of the edge-statistics conjecture.

She is among seven early-career researchers at MIT honored for creativity, innovation, and research Seven members of the MIT faculty are among 118 early-career researchers recently named recipients of the 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Representing the departments of Chemistry, Economics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics, the honorees will each receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship to advance their research.