Eilon Solan

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Eilon Solan
אילון סולן
Eilon Solan photo by Dafna Talmon 1.jpg
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 and professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences of Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on game theory, stochastic processes, and measure theory.


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[edit]

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

Solan has 12 research papers joint with his son, Omri Nisan Solan. Some of these were published before Omri finished undergraduate studies.


  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; Raanan, Gil & Solan, Eilon, "Method and system for discriminating a human action from a computerized action", published 26 May 2005 .

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