Roland George Dwight Richardson University Professor of Applied Mathematics
Professor Ramanan works on probability theory, stochastic processes and their applications. She has made fundamental contributions to the study of reflected processes, large deviations theory, high-dimensional probability and applications to asymptotic convex geometry. She has also developed novel mathematical frameworks for the analysis of stochastic networks, Markov random fields and interacting particle systems, which arise as models in a variety of fields ranging from operations research and engineering to statistical physics and neuroscience. Her work combines tools from several fields including discrete probability, stochastic analysis and partial differential equations. She also has four patents to her name.
Her research has been recognized by several honors. She has served on the editorial boards of multiple math, applied math and probability journals, and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Oxford-Imperial Centre for Doctoral Training and the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), where she was has also been an Associate Director and Deputy Director. She cares deeply about inclusivity and math communication to diverse audiences, and runs a math outreach group called the Math CoOp. She also initiated a bilingual math outreach program, called Mathematics Sin Fronteras.
Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (continually since 2003), Department of Defense, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Guggenheim Foundation and Simons Foundation.