Wes Pegden named Sloan Research Fellow
Wes Pegden, an assistant professor of Mathematical Sciences, was named a 2016 Sloan Research Fellow. These fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
Professor Pegden's research is in the area of combinatorics. He works on combinatorial games, random structures, and random instances of computational problems. Pegden and his coauthors are developing a remarkable account of the scaling limit of the Abelian Sandpile Process and have developed new perspectives on the hardness of geometric cases of the Traveling Salesman Problem. Professor Pegden is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary PhD program in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization.