Ronitt Rubinfeld

Edwin Sibley Webster Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

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 also 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 property testing and sub-linear time algorithms, that provide the foundations for measuring the performance of algorithms that analyze data by looking at only a very small portion of it. Her work has developed the field of sublinear time property testers and sublinear time approximation algorithms for functions, combinatorial objects and distributions.

Ronitt received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Ronitt was an ONR Young Investigator, a Sloan Fellow, and an invited speaker at the Internal Congress of Mathematics in 2006.
She became a fellow of the ACM in 2014 and was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.