September 18, 2018
Alumnus Receives Prestigious Sacks Prize in Logic
Sebastien Vasey, who earned his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences in May 2017, has been awarded the Sacks Prize by the Association for Symbolic Logic for his dissertation. The annual international prize recognizes "the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic."
Vasey conducts research in model theory, one of the main branches of mathematical logic. He won the award for his dissertation titled "Superstability and Categoricity in Abstract Elementary Classes,” which he completed under the direction of Professor of Mathematical Sciences Rami Grossberg.