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Eilon Solan

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Eilon Solan
Native name
אילון סולן
Alma materTel Aviv University
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Scientific career
FieldsGame theory
InstitutionsTel Aviv University
ThesisDiscounted Stochastic Games (1998)
Doctoral advisorAbraham Neyman

Eilon Solan (Hebrew: אילון סולן‎) (born 1969) is an Israeli mathematician, science fiction writer, and professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on game theory, stochastic processes, and measure theory.


Eilon Solan obtained a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1989, and an M.Sc. in mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 1993.[1] He completed his doctorate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1998 under the supervision of Abraham Neyman, with a dissertation on stochastic games.[2]

Scientific career

Solan was one of the inventors of CAPTCHA in 1997, along with Eran Reshef and Gili Raanan.[3]


  1. ^ "Eilon Solan". Tel Aviv University. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ Solan, Eilon (1998). "Discounted Stochastic Games". Mathematics of Operations Research. 23 (4): 1010–1021. CiteSeerX doi:10.1287/moor.23.4.1010. JSTOR 3690643.
  3. ^ US 2005/0114705 A1, Reshef, Eran; Gil Raanan & Eilon Solan, "Method and system for discriminating a human action from a computerized action", published 26 May 2005 .
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