Competition: US & Canada
Ronitt Rubinfeld is the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, where she has been on the faculty since 2004. She has previously held faculty positions at Cornell University and Tel Aviv University, and has been a member of the research staff at NEC Research Institute. Ronitt’s research centers on sub-linear time sampling algorithms, that provide the foundations for measuring the performance of algorithms that analyze data by looking at only a very small portions of it. Her work has developed the field of sublinear time property testers and approximation algorithms for functions, combinatorial objects and distributions. Ronitt received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Ronitt Rubinfeld was an ONR Young Investigator, a Sloan Fellow, and an invited speaker at the Internal Congress of Mathematics in 2006. She is a fellow of the ACM, a Guggenheim fellow, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She received the 30 year test of time award from STOC for her work with Blum and Luby on “Self-testing/correcting with applications to numerical problems”.