Radcliffe fellows

Economist, computer scientist selected for yearlong program

Margaret S. McMillan, associate professor of economics, and Diane L. Souvaine, professor of computer science, are two of the 51 people selected as fellows of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for 2005-06. They were chosen from 782 applicants.

While at Radcliffe, the fellows—10 creative artists, 16 humanists, 13 social scientists and 12 scientists—will work individually and across disciplines on projects chosen for their quality and long-term impact.

“The purpose of a residential fellowship like ours is to bring artists and scholars together to interact in ways that will change both them and their work,” said Drew Gilpin Faust, dean of the institute.

McMillan, named the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, will work on a project titled “Globalization and Labor Market Outcomes.” Souvaine’s project is on “Impact of Computational Geometry on Depth-based Statistics.