Ruth is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego. She holds the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Mathematics I. She is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She served as President of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics in 2012.
Ruth studied Mathematics at the University of Melbourne where she earned her B. Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. degrees in 1977 and 1979, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1983. She had a postdoc at Courant Institute before joining UCSD.
Research Interests: Ruth’s research interests are in probability theory, stochastic processes and their applications. Her current research is concerned with the analysis and control of stochastic networks which arise in applications such as high-tech manufacturing, telecommunications, computer systems, service systems and biochemical reaction networks.