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Two Young Researchers of the University of Mannheim Accepted into the Elite Program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

Junior professor Dr. David Johannes Prömel and Dr. Ruben Bach were successful in their application for admission to the prestigious elite program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. This year, a total of 14 post-doctoral researchers from Baden-Württemberg will benefit from the foundation's funding.

In his research activities, junior professor Dr. David Johannes Prömel of the University of Mannheim focuses on financial mathematics and stochastic analysis. With the project “Robust Stochastic Filtering in Mathematical Finance,” which is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, he is investigating how measurement errors or incomplete information affect modeling. His project is funded with EUR 140,000 over a period of 36 months.

In the second funded project “Filter Bubbles, Alternative News and Political Polarization,” Dr. Ruben Bach is investigating whether social media and personalized quest results lead to homogeneity of news, thus promoting the emergence of filter bubbles and echo chambers. His project is funded with EUR 140,000 over a period of 24 months.

With its elite program for post-doctoral researchers, launched in 2002, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung supports outstanding researchers pursuing a professorship by funding research projects that they apply for and manage on their own responsibility, thus enabling them to become independent in the academic world at a comparatively early stage.