Luana Ruiz will join the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics as an assistant professor in July 2023.
She is currently a research fellow in the program “Graph Limits and Processes on Networks: From Epidemics to Misinformation” at the Simons-Berkeley Institute and will spend the spring of 2023 at MIT as a METEOR and FODSI postdoctoral fellow. Luana was nominated as an iREDEFINE fellow in 2019, an MIT EECS Rising Star in 2021, and was awarded the Eiffel Excellence scholarship from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs between 2013 and 2015. She also received two Best Student Paper awards at the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) in 2019 and 2021.
Ruiz received a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022, and a double BSc and MEng degree in electrical engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil and the École Supérieure d’Electricité (now CentraleSupélec), France, in 2017.