I am an assistant professor of **economics**
and **mathematics** at Caltech. My research is
in **microeconomic theory**, including **game theory**,
**learning** and **information**, as well as in **probability**,
**ergodic theory** and **group theory**. I'm also interested
in **machine learning** and **statistics**. I am a member of
the Caltech SISL
and DOLCIT
interdisciplinary research groups.

I got my B.Sc. in **computer science** and **physics**
from Tel Aviv University, where I participated in the
search for **extrasolar planets** with the
brilliant Tsevi
Mazeh.
In 2013 I received my Ph.D. in **mathematics** from the Weizmann
Institute, advised
by Elchanan
Mossel. From 2013 until 2015 I was a Schramm postdoctoral
fellow at the MIT math department / Microsoft
Research, where I previously was an intern of
Adam Kalai.
I have some experience in the **software industry**, having
worked on algorithm development
at RankAbove and other companies.

Write to my gmail (omertamuz), or visit me in
Baxter, room
213.

This summer we hosted the Workshop on Information and Social Economics (WISE). This was the second instance of the workshop we had two years ago.

This winter we held the The Southern California Symposium on Network Economics and Game Theory (NEGT) here at Caltech.

Ma144a: Probability

CS 101: Projects in
Machine Learning

PS/Ec
172: Undergraduate Game Theory

SS 201a (Graduate game theory): lecture notes
set 1,
set 2,
set 3.

Lecture
notes on the Furstenberg-Poisson boundary

Undergraduate Seminar in Discrete Mathematics 18.304 (MIT,
Spring 2015)

Multivariate Calculus 18.022 (MIT, Fall 2015)

“Social learning equilibria” Elchanan Mossel, Manuel Mueller-Frank, Allan Sly, Omer Tamuz

“Choquet-Deny groups and the infinite conjugacy class property” Joshua Frisch, Yair Hartman, Omer Tamuz, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi

“Strong amenability and the infinite conjugacy class property” Joshua Frisch, Omer Tamuz, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi

“Repeated coordination with private learning” Pathikrit Basu, Kalyan Chatterjee, Tetsuya Hoshino, Omer Tamuz

“Network Cycles and Welfare” Eduard Talamàs, Omer Tamuz

“Weak equivalence of stationary actions and the entropy realization problem” Peter Burton, Martino Lupini, Omer Tamuz

“Groupthink and the Failure of Information Aggregation in Large Groups” Elchanan Mossel, Matan Harel, Philipp Strack, Omer Tamuz

“Normal amenable subgroups of the automorphism group of the full shift” Joshua Frisch, Tomer Schlank, Omer Tamuz,

“Thompson's group F is not strongly amenable” Yair Hartman, Kate Juscheno, Omer Tamuz, Pooya Vahidi Ferdowsi,

“The speed of sequential asymptotic learning” Wade Hann-Caruthers, Vadim V. Martynov, Omer Tamuz,

“Non-exploitable protocols for repeated cake cutting” Omer Tamuz, Shai Vardi, Juba Ziani,

“Quasi-regular sequences and optimal schedules for security games” David Kempe, Leonard J. Schulman, Omer Tamuz,

“Symbolic dynamics on amenable groups: the entropy of generic shifts” Joshua Frisch, Omer Tamuz,

“Generic stationary measures and actions” Lewis Bowen, Yair Hartman, Omer Tamuz,

“Unimodularity of invariant random subgroups” Ian Biringer, Omer Tamuz,

“Efficient bayesian learning in social networks with Gaussian estimators” Elchanan Mossel, Noah Olsman, Omer Tamuz,

“Convergence, unanimity and disagreement in majority dynamics on unimodular graphs and random graphs” Itai Benjamini, Siu-On Chan, Ryan O'Donnell, Omer Tamuz, Li-Yang Tan,

“Graphical potential games” Yakov Babichenko, Omer Tamuz,

“Transitive graphs uniquely determined by their local structure” Joshua Frisch, Omer Tamuz,

“Property (T) and the Furstenberg entropy of nonsingular actions” Lewis Bowen, Yair Hartman, Omer Tamuz,

“Furstenberg entropy realizations for virtually free groups and lamplighter groups” Yair Hartman, Omer Tamuz,

“OMG UR funny! Computer-aided humor with an application to chat” Miaomiao Wen, Nancy Baym, Omer Tamuz, Jaime Teevan, Susan Dumais, Adam Kalai,

This paper was covered by wired.co.uk, engadget.com and newscientist.com.

“Scenery reconstruction on finite abelian groups” Hilary Finucane, Omer Tamuz, Yariv Yaari,

“An Abramov formula for stationary spaces of discrete groups” Yair Hartman, Yuri Lima, Omer Tamuz,

“Asymptotic learning on bayesian social networks” Elchanan Mossel, Allan Sly, Omer Tamuz,

“Majority dynamics and aggregation of information in social networks” Elchanan Mossel, Joe Neeman, Omer Tamuz,

“Making consensus tractable” Elchanan Mossel, Omer Tamuz,

“A lower bound on seller revenue in single buyer monopoly auctions” Omer Tamuz,

“Testing booleanity and the uncertainty principle” Tom Gur, Omer Tamuz,

“Tractable bayesian social learning on trees” Yashodhan Kanoria, Omer Tamuz,

“Complete characterization of functions satisfying the conditions of Arrow's theorem” Elchanan Mossel, Omer Tamuz,

“Adaptively learning the crowd kernel” Omer Tamuz, Ce Liu, Serge Belongie, Ohad Shamir, Adam Kalai,

“Iterative maximum likelihood on networks” Elchanan Mossel, Omer Tamuz,

“PROMO: A method for identifying modules in protein interaction networks” Omer Tamuz, Yaron Singer, Roded Sharan, 2006,

“The CORALIE survey for southern extra-solar planets. XVI. Discovery of a planetary system around HD 147018 and of two long period and massive planets orbiting HD 171238 and HD 204313” Damien Ségransan, Stephane Udry, Michel Mayor et al, 2010, **Astronomy & Astrophysics**

“The
CORALIE survey for southern extra-solar planets. XV. Discovery of
two eccentric planets orbiting HD 4113 and HD 156846” Omer
Tamuz, Damien Ségransan, Stephane Udry, Michel Mayor et al, 2008, **Astronomy & Astrophysics**

“A
transiting planet among 23 new near-threshold candidates from
the OGLE survey - OGLE-TR-182” Frédéric Pont, Omer Tamuz,
Andrzej Udalski et al, 2008, **Astronomy &
Astrophysics**

“OGLE-TR-211 - a new transiting inflated hot Jupiter from the OGLE survey and ESO LP666 spectroscopic follow-up program” Andrzej Udalski, Frédéric Pont, Dominique Naef et al, 2008, **Astronomy & Astrophysics**

“The HARPS search for southern extra-solar planets. IX. mu Ara, a system with four planets” Francesco Pepe, Alexandre Correia, Michel Mayor et al, 2007, **Astronomy & Astrophysics**

“Photometric follow-up of the transiting planet WASP-1b” Avi Shporer, Omer Tamuz, Shay Zucker, Tsevi Mazeh, 2007, **Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society**

“Expected performance of the CoRoT planet search from light curve beauty contests” Claire Moutou, Suzanne Aigrain, Jose Almenara et al, 2007, **Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series**

“The Sys-Rem detrending algorithm: implementation and testing" Tsevi Mazeh, Omer Tamuz and Shay Zucker, 2007, **Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series**

“Analysis of the eclipsing binaries in the LMC discovered by OGLE: period distribution and frequency of the short–period binaries" Tsevi Mazeh, Omer Tamuz and Pierre North, 2007, **Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union**

“Automated analysis of eclipsing binary lightcurves. I. EBAS --- a new Eclipsing Binary Automated Solver with EBOP” Omer Tamuz, Tsevi Mazeh, Pierre North, 2006, **Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society**

“Automated analysis of eclipsing binary light curves. II. Statistical analysis of OGLE LMC eclipsing binaries” Tsevi Mazeh, Omer Tamuz, Pierre North, 2006, **Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society**

“Correcting systematic effects in a large set of photometric lightcurves” Omer Tamuz, Tsevi Mazeh, Shay Zucker, 2005, **Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society**